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European Union Exit

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Keith Brown Keith Brown Scottish National Party

I will make no mention of 12 December, when there is to be a general election that the Scottish National Party hopes to win.

I will simply ask the cabinet secretary, in light of the UK Government’s failure to stand by its cast-iron guarantees to refuse to send the letter to the EU, to Brexit by 31 October, which is tomorrow, and not to put a border in the Irish Sea, whether he believes that Michael Gove’s commitments to this Parliament that the transition period under this deal will end by the end of 2020 and that the UK will have negotiated and ratified a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU by then are just as vacuous and disingenuous as any other Tory promise.