BREXIT SCOTLAND – Theresa May vs Ian Blackford: SNP wants ‘real sell-out’ of Scottish fishermen
Ian Blackford, the SNP leader at Westminster, says Scotland voted to remain in the EU. It is being taken out of the EU against its will.
He says May’s line about EU nationals being able to “jump the queue” was an outrageous slur.
And in the deal there is another sell-out for the Scottish fishing industry under a Tory government. The same thing happened under Ted Heath, he says.
He says the EU want to negotiate fishing on the basis of existing fishing shares. That is a sell-out, he says.
He says there is talk of a Brexit TV debate. Will May debate Nicola Sturgeon?
Theresa May accuses the SNP of plotting the “real sell-out” of Scottish fishermen after the industry’s leader rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s claims the Brexit deal is a betrayal.
The Prime Minister contrasted the deal’s plan to make the UK an “independent coastal state” with the SNP’s proposal to take a separate Scotland back into the EU and the hated Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
She acknowledged that EU leaders were continuing to push for a link between access to UK waters and European markets after Brexit but said “it is not going to happen.”
Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader, told the Commons that the Tories have “duped once again” Scottish fishing communities.