Ruth Davidson brilliantly shames Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘blind SNP’ for rejecting Brexit deal

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Nicola Sturgeon criticised over referendum hopes by Rennie

The Scottish Conservative leader at Holyrood accused the SNP of “contortions” and “hypocrisy” over its opposition to the Brexit deal.

Responding to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in a debate on a legislative consent memorandum for the Brexit agreement, Ms Davidson said the choice was between a deal or no-deal and said the SNP was “stoking up division”.

She said: “To vote against the deal is to vote against zero trade zero tariffs, to vote against deep security intelligence co-operation – never before, offered by the EU in such an agreement.

“It’s voting against participation in science and research and space programmes.

“It is voting against agreements for airlines and hauliers and is voting against securing access for our fishermen to markets for their products, and is voting against recognition for geographical indicators like Scotch whisky, Stornoway black pudding and Arbroath Smokies.”

Mr Sturgeon replied: “Every single thing that Ruth Davidson has just listed, we had as members of the European Union.”

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