Nicola Sturgeon has demanded an apology from Boris Johnson over Brexit which she says has destroyed the agriculture sector. Ms Sturgeon said: “I think the Prime Minister does owe an apology because this is a UK Government that has betrayed our farmers or fishermen and our entire agricultural sector. And each and every day right now they are paying the price of the Tory Brexit and that prace is getting higher and higher, with every day that passes. So perhaps an apology, not just for a misleading statement in terms of the import ban on lamb but an apology for all of the damage that this UK Government has done it through Brexit would indeed be appropriate.”
The First Minister’s attack comes after Jim Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP, launched a scathing attack on the current “cult of personality” which has absorbed the party, saying there was “no chance” Indyref2 could be achieved under the SNP’s current timeline.
He said: “[Adulation has] taken charge of the party membership’s mentality and they are no longer capable of critical thinking.
We have had five wasted years of talk of a referendum, when in fact the priority should be to get the economic policy right after Brexit, because Brexit produced a new paradigm and then there’s another level of change [that] comes with the pandemic.”
Ms Sturgeon has faced staunch criticism from Scottish Tory party leader Douglas Ross and Scottish Labour party leader Anas Sarwar for pouring time and energy into bitter independence dreams while Scotland is in crisis.
The First Minister announced her intention to hold a second Scottish independence referendum weeks before being forced to call in the British army to support the crumbling Scottish A&E service.
There were reports of people waiting up to 40 hours for an ambulance in the peak of the crisis.
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