Independence is the only way to protect Scotland’s place in Europe.
Boris Johnson is taking the UK towards an “extreme Brexit disaster” – after the EU Commission today took the first step in legal action against the UK government for breaching international law with its UK Internal Market Bill.
Responding to the news, Ian Blackford MP said the law-breaking Tory government was “ruining the UK’s international reputation and threatening the economy” – and said the only way to protect Scotland’s interests and place in Europe is to become an independent country.
Commenting, SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“Boris Johnson is taking the UK towards an extreme Brexit disaster and total humiliation – ruining our international reputation and threatening the economy with the hardest of Brexits.
“The Prime Minister has shown he is arrogant, reckless and completely untrustworthy.
“There is now little doubt that the UK is heading towards a low deal or no deal Brexit, either of which would be devastating for jobs, living standards, businesses and the economy.
“Worse still, this extreme Tory Brexit hammer blow will come at the worst possible time – hitting the UK in the middle of a global pandemic when many businesses are already struggling to survive.
“Scotland has been completely ignored by Westminster throughout the Brexit process.
“It is now beyond doubt that the only way to protect Scotland’s interests and our place in Europe is to become an independent country.”