Scottish Members of Parliament

– in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Ivan McKee Ivan McKee Scottish National Party

Just eight months ago, the Scottish Tories boasted about championing Scottish interests at Westminster, but now it transpires that their members of Parliament take their marching orders from Jacob Rees-Mogg, not Ruth Davidson. How can any Scottish MP justify to their constituents support for the hardest of hard Brexits?

The Presiding Officer:

The member is entitled to make a point, but it is not massively a question for the First Minister.

The Presiding Officer:

The First Minister may respond briefly, but she will have an opportunity under the next question to respond at length on Brexit.

The First Minister:

With the greatest respect, I think that Brexit is very much a matter for the First Minister, given the risks that it poses.

The Presiding Officer:

The question was phrased about Conservative MPs, and I do not believe that you are responsible for them, First Minister. You will have a chance to answer the question in a few minutes. We will move on to the next supplementary question, which is from Jackson Carlaw.