Fri 16 Oct, 2020

Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon that we should prepare for the Brexit transition period to end without agreement, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“The Westminster government’s chaotic approach to exiting the EU will have dire consequences for the people of Scotland, who let’s not forget have repeatedly rejected the Brexit project. Scotland doesn’t want Brexit, and dragging us out of the EU against our will was always appalling, but for the Prime Minister to do so on a cliff edge in the middle of a pandemic is criminal. There are so many areas of concern about this back of a fag packet Brexit shambles, that it is difficult to know where to begin. Boris Johnson has so far failed to explain what plans are in place for stockpiling medicines, and as we revealed last month he has provided no funding for the Scottish Government to do so either. It is vital that he explains today exactly what measures are being taken to ensure that everyone in the UK will continue to have access to the medicines they require come January. It’s clearer than ever that the only thing the UK Government has to offer Scotland is contempt.”

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