Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Brexit news: Boris Johnson SLAMS Ian Blackford of SNP in latest Commons SHOWDOWN | UK | News

SNP MP Ian Blackford attempted to criticise Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan and emphasised how unsatisfied the Scottish people were with Brexit. Mr Johnson quickly fired back, mocking the SNP’s overall goals of independence from the UK as well as returning fishing power to the EU after Brexit had been achieved. Mr Blackford said: “He talks about the will of the people, but what about the will of the people of Scotland.

“Prime Minister the Scottish people did not vote for Brexit, the people of Scotland did not vote for a no deal Brexit.

“They did not vote for the Tory party and they certainly did not vote for this Prime Minister.”

Mr Johnson quickly stood up to respond to Mr Blackford’s claims and assertions.

In response, he said: “On the EU, it remains the policy of the Scottish National Party that once we have come out of the European Union on October 31.

“It is their policy, they are inevitably committed to this by logic to go back into the EU.

“That is what they say they want to do if they were to achieve independence.

“To submit to the whole panoply of EU law.

“To scrap the pound in favour of some unknown currency.

“Hitherto unbaptised, the Salmon or the Sturgeon or whatever it happens to be.

“And above all to hand back control of Scotland’s fisheries to the EU just as they have been reclaimed by this country.

“What an extraordinary policy, what a policy Mr Speaker.”

Mr Blackford also said: “He may say he doesn’t want an election, he may certainly not want one but I will let him into a secret, we do.

“Because we want the people of Scotland to have their say on this shambolic Government.

“The leader of the House talks about the strategy of the Prime Minister.

“I have to say to him respectfully when we hear the use of words like collaborators when we hear the use of the words like surrender the Prime Minister really should have some dignity and show some respect to the office he temporarily holds.”

Boris Johnson’s first address to the House of Commons following Parliament’s return proved to test the patience of the Prime Minister as he was frequently interrupted.

While speaking to the House on Brexit and the future of the UK the opposition would regularly drown out the Prime Minister’s voice until the House Speaker stepped in.

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