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SNP’s Ian Blackford loses it at PM over UK-Australia commerce deal | Politics | Information

2021-06-16 11:44:00

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SNP Westminster chief Ian Blackford described Boris Johnson’s defence on the UK-Australia free commerce deal as “tripe” throughout a fiery Prime Ministers Questions. Mr Blackford was enraged by the Prime Minister‘s suggestion that the SNP ought to be centered on the necessity to “encourage” Scottish farmers to embrace the alternatives supplied below the settlement slightly than “run them down.”

Mr Blackford blasted: “My goodness I do not assume even the Prime Minister can consider that tripe!

“Mr Speaker, within the Tories’ desperation to get a post-Brexit commerce cope with anyone, with anyone they’ve given the farm away.

“Actually, it’s blindingly apparent who’re the winners and who’re the losers on this deal.

“The UK’s personal assessmen says the Australia deal is value, and I quote, 0.02 p.c of GDP. You would want 200 Australian offers to come back near mitigating the price of Brexit. ”


 

The SNP MP’s scathing remarks got here after the Prime Minister urged he supply “encouragement” to Scottish farmers and never ‘run them down.”

Mr Johnson mentioned: “This can be a nice deal for the UK, a terrific deal for Scotland.

“It’s a nice deal for Scottish whiskey, a terrific deal from Scottish companies and providers.

“How tragic that it ought to be the posture of the SNP to see completely no approach through which Scottish farmers ought to be capable to reap the benefits of the alternatives.”



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