Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:38

“NO POINT BLAMING EU FOR UK GOV FAILURES” SAYS SNP

WITH 21 DAYS LEFT, DITCH MAY’S DEAL AND EXTEND ART.50

The SNP’s Stephen Gethins has pointed the finger at the UK government’s failures, as Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay tries to blame the EU for the latest impasse over the withdrawal agreement.

With just 21 days until the UK is due to leave the EU, the UK remains at loggerheads over the Irish backstop which is designed to stop border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

The SNP’s Europe spokesperson said the current deadlock underlines the argument to rule out the Prime Minister’s bad deal Brexit – which would hammer Scottish jobs – and extend Article 50. This would allow parties to find a better way forward to protect Scotland, Wales and the UK as a whole, as voted for by both the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly on Tuesday.

Commenting, Stephen Gethins MP said:

“There’s no point blaming the EU for the UK government’s own failures and a deal that was agreed to by the Prime Minister in the first place.

“It’s the Tories who are playing a game of brinkmanship with people’s jobs, living standards, food supplies and medicines with just 21 days until we’re due to leave the EU.

“What’s certain is that the Prime Minister’s deal will hammer our economy, and cause severe damage to our NHS.

“We already know what a catastrophe that deal would be – dragging Scotland out of the EU single market – and it should be voted down this week.

“The only sensible way forward is to rule out the deal, stop the clock on Brexit and extend Article 50, giving time to reach an agreement which protects Scotland’s interests – such as a second EU referendum with Remain on the ballot paper.”

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