SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford described Boris Johnson’s defence on the UK-Australia free trade deal as “tripe” during a fiery Prime Ministers Questions. Mr Blackford was enraged by the Prime Minister’s suggestion that the SNP should be focused on the need to “encourage” Scottish farmers to embrace the opportunities offered under the agreement rather than “run them down.”
Mr Blackford blasted: “My goodness I don’t think even the Prime Minister can believe that tripe!
“Mr Speaker, in the Tories’ desperation to get a post-Brexit trade deal with somebody, with anybody they have given the farm away.
“Literally, it is blindingly obvious who are the winners and who are the losers in this deal.
“Australia’s economy will benefit to the tune of $1.3billion.”
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