Nicola Sturgeon would rather have a “neverendum” on Brexit than secure a deal that would see the UK leave the EU in an orderly manner, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
Her refusal to back the UK Government’s efforts in securing a Brexit agreement also shows the SNP would happily see a no-deal departure from the EU.
Despite claiming she would “do everything possible” to stop no deal, the First Minister has repeatedly ordered her MPs to vote against the various compromises tabled in Westminster.
And today, she again refused to back the latest deal tabled by the Prime Minister, which is currently being considered in Brussels.
Jackson Carlaw challenged Ms Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions to explain why she won’t match her no-deal rhetoric with action.
Instead, she reaffirmed her belief that the result of the 2016 referendum should be discarded.
Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said:
“We are at the 11th hour and there’s a need on all sides to compromise in order to reach a negotiated settlement.
“But the SNP continues to refuse to do that. Instead, Nicola Sturgeon would rather see a ‘neverendum’ on Brexit, much like the one she pursues on independence.
“She says she will ‘do everything possible’ to stop No Deal.
“Yet, despite three opportunities so far this year, her MPs haven’t ever backed a deal.
“Instead, she wants either a no-deal Brexit or Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister – anything that will boost support for her selfish independence plans.
“The truth is Nicola Sturgeon never has wanted a deal and never will, and she’s not prepared to respect the result of any referendum.
“The people of Scotland want Brexit done, and that’s what the First Minister should be working to achieve.”