Local MSP Maree Todd, SNP has hit out at the Brexit deal the Prime Minister has agreed with the EU.
With the UK set to leave the EU on the 31st of October MPs will be debating in the House of Commons, today, Saturday, the first time this has happened since the Falklands War.
It is now over 3 year since the majority of voters in the UK as a whole voted to Leave the UK.
The Johnson Deal sees a border between the UK and Northern Ireland placed in the Irish Sea.
Scotland voted Remain by 62% (1,661,191) to 38% (1,018,322) on a turnout of 67.2% with every local authority area voting to stay in the EU. Scotland also voted just 2 years earlier in 2014, to stay as part of the UK but with a much narrower vote of 55% (2,001,926) to 45% (1,617,989) on a turnout of 84.59%.
Maree Todd said:
“Boris Johnson’s proposed Brexit deal is even more extreme than Theresa May’s – and would be worse for jobs and household incomes in the Highlands & Islands.
“And, crucially, it leaves Scotland unique among the four nations of the UK in facing an outcome we did not vote for and having no say over our future relationship.
“The Highlands & Islands voted to remain in the EU – just like every local authority in Scotland – and yet we’ve been entirely sidelined by the Tories ever since.
“It is clearer than ever that the best future for Scotland is one as an equal, independent European nation.”