GETTYThe Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson was one of the most prominent Remain campaigners
The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson was one of the most prominent Remain campaigners during the Brexit referendum but she has argued that staying in the customs union would not respect the result because it would stop the UK from striking its own trade deals.
She is sceptical about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s support for the customs union and says the public is not “daft” enough to believe him.
She said: “Folk aren’t daft and they know that yesterday was less about having a workable Brexit and more about trying to bring down a Tory government.”
The Scottish Tory leader is wary of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon who has pledged to return to Holyrood with a new timetable for a second independence referendum.Related articles
She also warned that the SNP is pressing ahead with its own version of the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Speaking ahead of a Scottish Tory conference in Aberdeen, she said the Scottish no longer view the First Minister as an “honest broker” on Brexit following her demand last year for another independence referendum.
Ms Davidson said: “It would be remiss of people who’ve worked incredibly hard to keep our country together and make the arguments before the referendum and to honour the result of that referendum afterwards not to be prepared.”
The conference is scheduled to tackle a series of major developments on Brexit.
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There have been questions raised about Ms Davidson’s influence over the direction of Brexit after last week three Scottish MPs has signed a letter calling for a clean break with the EU and for full “regulatory autonomy”.