Today, Nicola Sturgeon was accused of hypocrisy after vowing to vote against the trade deal after saying No Deal would be devastating for Scotland.
Mrs sturgeon, only weeks ago, said “a deal, any deal, is better than no-deal,” yet she’s determined to vote down the trade deal.
In response to this hypocrisy, the Scottish Conservatives have been angrily exposing Sturgeon on Twitter. Scottish Conservative Maurice Golden said “Two weeks ago, the SNP were saying no deal would be a disaster. Now they’re voting for a no-deal Brexit.
“The fact is they just want chaos to push independence.”
It wasn’t long till Westminster MP Mr Blackford SNP reacted to the deal saying “Boris Johnson’s extreme Tory Brexit is an unforgivable act of economic vandalism and gross stupidity, which will cause lasting damage to the economy and leave the UK much worse off at the worst possible time – during a pandemic and economic recession.
“Scotland has been completely ignored by Westminster throughout the Brexit process, and we are being forced to pay a devastating price.
“It is clear that the only way to protect Scotland’s interests and regain the full benefits of EU membership is to become an independent country.
“This is a very bad deal for Scotland, which will terminate our membership of the EU, rip us out of the world’s largest single market and customs union, end our freedom of movement rights, and impose mountains of red tape, added costs and barriers to trade for Scottish businesses.
“The blame lies squarely with the Tory Government.”
Parliament will meet on the 30th of December for a one day debate on the trade deal. Since Boxing day the ERG (European Research Group) have convened their “Star chamber” of lawyers to go through the agreement with a fine-tooth comb. The ERG said they would bring to light anything the deal holds that hinders the UK and its sovereignty.