'I will defend our United Kingdom until my last breath' vows David Mundell
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Scottish Secretary David Mundell has vowed to âdefend our United Kingdom until my last breath,â after being accused of a power grab.
SNP MP Patrick Grady had accused Mr Mundell of âpresiding over a power grabâ during Scottish Questions in the Commons, adding: âScottish Tories... have never wanted the Scottish Parliament to succeed and are using Brexit to undermine it.â
Mr Mundell responded: âHe and his colleagues want to break up the United Kingdom.â
Mr Mundell was unapologetic about his ultimatum over a Brexit which in any way separates the UK.
âI make no apology for making absolutely clear that the integrity of the UK is a red line for me and my Scottish Conservative colleagues in any deal on leaving the EU,â he told the Commons during Scottish Questions.
âThe position is exactly the same for our Prime Minister.
âI know those on the SNP benchesâ preference would be a Brexit of the most disruptive kind, which they say is best able to take forward their cause.â