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NICOLA STURGEON'S SNP is demanding billions of pounds in compensation to Scotland for the mounting costs and disruption of Brexit. Should Boris Johnson pay up?

PUBLISHED: 11:36, Sun, Jan 10, 2021 | UPDATED: 11:36, Sun, Jan 10, 2021

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Brexit: SNP calls on government to provide support to Scotland

The SNP, which wants independence for Scotland and is pushing for a second referendum, said Scottish fishermen faced grave disruption due to Brexit. And Ian Blackford, the SNP's leader in the House of Commons, said Mr Johnson's Conservatives "must apologise to Scottish businesses and pay compensation to Scotland for the long-term damage they are doing to our economy - costing us billions in lost trade and growth".

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Ian Blackford

Mr Blackford described Brexit as "an unnecessary act of economic vandalism, which has been inflicted against Scotland's will".

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He said: "It is completely unforgivable that Scotland is being forced to pay such a devastating high price for Boris Johnson's extreme Tory Brexit deal, with mounting costs, red tape and disruption.

"The Tories must apologise to Scottish businesses and pay compensation to Scotland for the long-term damage they are doing to our economy - costing us billions in lost trade and growth."

Nicola SturgeonNicola Sturgeon's SNP has demanded Brexit compensation from the UK Government (Image: PA)

He continued: "This disastrous Tory Brexit was a completely unnecessary act of economic vandalism, which has been inflicted against Scotland's will.

“It is now beyond doubt that the only way to protect Scotland's interests and our place in Europe is to become an independent country.

"With businesses, industries and communities across Scotland warning of rising costs, bureaucracy and delays, it is clear Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has already left the UK poorer and worse off - with absolutely no benefit to Scotland at all. Every promise has been broken.

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