Stephen Flynn accuses Tories and Labour of agreeing to 'bleak future' for UK

SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn said people are struggling to feed their families.

Stephen Flynn accuses Tories and Labour of agreeing to ‘bleak future’ for UK House of Commons

Convincing Labour to agree to a “bleak future” for the UK is the “great achievement” of the Government, Stephen Flynn said.

The SNP Westminster leader told the Commons: “Scrapping the cap on banker’s bonuses was only made possible due to Brexit, so what the Westminster parties are now telling the public is that it is okay for bankers to have unlimited Brexit bonuses, but for the public sitting at home struggling to feed their families they have to suck up and deal with the additional food price costs as a result of Brexit red tape.

“That is the cost and that is the reality of broke Brexit Britain. Isn’t it the case that the great achievement of this Tory Government is getting the Labour party to agree to that bleak future?”

Rishi Sunak replied: “We are actually delivering benefits for people across Scotland, not least in new free trade deals that are opening up markets for Scottish exporters, freeports that are attracting jobs and investments, the Brexit pubs guarantee cutting the cost of a pint in Scottish pubs.

“But when he talks about the cost of living, the thing that he could do most to help is make sure that Scotland isn’t the highest taxed part of the United Kingdom. It is not just for high earners, everybody earning £28,500 or more is paying more tax in Scotland than they would in England thanks to the SNP.”

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey was later jeered by backbench Tories as he stood to ask a question, after facing scrutiny in recent weeks about his record as a Post Office minister during the coalition government years.

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