Carmichael tells PM: enough with the cock and bull stories


Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, criticised Boris Johnson during the Prime Minister’s visit to Aberdeenshire on Friday. Following a series of defeats in key votes on Brexit, Mr. Johnson travelled north of the border to make an announcement on Scottish farm funding and hold a photo opportunity with a bull at a farm in Banchory.

Commenting, Mr. Carmichael said:


“Enough with the cock and bull stories. The Prime Minister needs to come clean about the fact that his no-deal Brexit policy is putting the livelihood of farmers and crofters across Scotland at risk, through tariffs and trade barriers. This is no time to turn Scottish farmers into political props.”


He continued:


“Yesterday he used UK police officers as a window dressing for a political speech. Boris Johnson is seemingly determined to become our very own Donald Trump, right down to the posturing, the bully tactics and the uncomfortable relationship with reality.


“The amount of funding announced today pales in comparison to the £850 million in lost profits that farmers and crofters risk in a no-deal Brexit. It’s time the Prime Minister stopped playing games and started being straight with Scottish farmers about the true cost of his Brexit plan.”


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