Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP demands BILLIONS of pounds in compensation for Scotland to make up for the ‘economic vandalism’ of Brexit
- England voted to leave the EU in the referendum, but Scotland voted to remain
- Scottish National Party say fishermen faced grave disruption due to Brexit
- Ian Blackford, the SNP’s leader in the British parliament, called for compensation
Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP have ordered Boris Johnson to pay billions of pounds in compensation to Scotland for ‘economic vandalism’ caused by Brexit.
England and Wales voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum – but Scotland and Northern Ireland both voted to remain.
The Scottish National Party – who are pushing for a second EU referendum and want independence for Scotland – say Scottish fishermen faced grave disruption due to Brexit.
Ian Blackford, the SNP’s leader in the British parliament, today ordered the Prime Minister to ‘apologise to Scottish businesses and pay compensation to Scotland for the long-term damage they are doing to our economy’.
Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP have ordered Boris Johnson to pay billions of pounds in compensation to Scotland for ‘economic vandalism’ caused by Brexit. Pictured: Ms Sturgeon with Ian Blackford, the SNP’s leader in the British parliament
He said Brexit cost Scotland ‘billions in lost trade and growth’ and called it ‘an unnecessary act of economic vandalism, which has been inflicted against Scotland’s will’.
Mr Blackford added: ‘The UK government must now provide an urgent multi-billion package of compensation to Scotland to mitigate the lasting Brexit harm done to Scottish businesses, industries and communities’.
Many Scottish fishermen have halted exports to European Union markets.
They claim that post-Brexit bureaucracy shattered the system that used to put fresh langoustines and scallops in French shops just over a day after they were harvested.
Mr Blackford today ordered the Prime Minister (pictured) to ‘apologise to Scottish businesses and pay compensation to Scotland for the long-term damage they are doing to our economy’
Fishermen across Britain have accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of betrayal after he previously vowed to take back control of British waters.
With little new control and little access to customer markets, many are in despair.
Scotland voted 55 to 45 per cent against independence in a 2014 referendum, but Brexit and the British government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis have bolstered support for secession.
Polls now show a majority favour breaking away.
In the 2016 Brexit referendum, Scotland voted 62 to 38 to stay in the European Union while the United Kingdom as a whole voted 52 to 48 to leave.