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Scottish National Party SNP accused of 'faux outrage' over Brexit
BBC ^ | 28 March 2019 | BBC

Posted on 03/28/2019 8:31:09 AM PDT by Cronos

Nicola Sturgeon is more interested in pushing for independence than she is in finding a solution to Brexit, the Scottish Conservatives have claimed.

All 35 SNP MPs abstained in a Commons vote on whether there should be customs union with the EU after Brexit.

Tory interim leader Jackson Carlaw said the SNP had "refused to back the very option they have been demanding" and accused Ms Sturgeon of "faux outrage".

Ms Sturgeon said remaining in the EU must now be the top priority.

And she said her party would continue to "stand up for Scotland's interests" by pushing for another referendum on EU membership.

The exchanges in the Scottish Parliament came the day after MPs at Westminster failed to find a majority for a way forward after voting for eight different Brexit options on Wednesday evening, leaving the process in deadlock.

The customs union option would have been successful if the SNP had voted for it instead of abstaining.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: brexit; europeanunion; greenparty; nato; nicolasturgeon; scotland; scotlandyet; snp; theresamay; unitedkingdom
How MPs voted on Wednesday
For Against Defeated by
Confirmatory referendum 268 295 27
Customs union 264 272 8
Labour's Brexit plan 237 307 70
Common Market 2.0 188 283 95
Revoking Article 50 to avoid no deal 184 293 109
No-deal exit on 12 April 160 400 240
Malthouse Plan B 139 422 283
EFTA and EEA membership 65 377 312

1 posted on 03/28/2019 8:31:09 AM PDT by Cronos
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She will try to spin anything to get what she wants.

Scotland got a choice. Her side lost. Now she needs to hike up her big girl knickers and deal with it.

2 posted on 03/28/2019 8:42:32 AM PDT by FLT-bird
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