IAN BLACKFORD:MP for Ross, Skye & Lochaber

PMQs: “A PRIME MINISTER IN OFFICE BUT NOT IN POWER”

Ian Blackford MP asked the Prime Minister if she will face up to the reality of her Brexit negotiations and extend article 50.

The SNP’s Westminster Leader said the Prime Minister caved in to her right wing Brexiters, undermining her negotiating position with the EU.

Commenting, Ian Blackford MP said:

“In her attempt to hold together her fractured party, Theresa May has managed to unite the entire country against this Government. 

“Playing fast and loose with her own position makes the UK a laughing stock with our negotiating partners.

“The Prime Minister has put her narrow party interest ahead of all of our interests, with the events of this week making a no deal much more likely.

“To use a good Gaelic word, it is a Burach. We cannot crash out of the EU without a deal, we need to think of the next generation who will pay a price for this.

“They will see lost opportunities and lost jobs. Did the Prime Minister come in to Parliament to have this as her legacy?

“We have a Prime Minister in office, but not in power.”

ENDS