Alex Salmond said the SNP will fight the government tooth and nail to blunt the axe of hard Brexit
His message of defiance comes as the House of Commons will meet today to begin discussing amendments to the UK government’s White Paper.
Salmond said: “The Tory party may have been patting themselves on the back last week with their big Commons majorities.
Alex Salmond said he will call a halt to the Mad Hatter's Westminster tea party
We intend to blunt the edge of hard Tory Brexit
“However they only look strong because Labour is weak. Their real majority in Parliament is wafer thin, rather like their excuse for a White Paper.
“But let this be a clear warning to the UK government.
“The SNP will fight tooth and nail to blunt the axe of a hard Brexit falling again this week.
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“The SNP have tabled substantial and serious amendments to the Government’s legislation, and we call on MPs from across the Chamber to build a cross party progressive alliance that will call a halt to this Mad Hatter’s Westminster tea party.
“Theresa May and her band of Brexiteers are living in a Wonderland where the Prime Minister is taking her party, most of the Labour party and the entire country into a hole of their own making.”
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The former First Minister of Scotland added: “The UK government has set about severing links with one union already, and if it continues to act and push ahead with its hard Brexit then it can be sure that it will be testing the strength of another.
“Scotland has no intention of allowing our thousand year history as a European nation to be severed by a bunch of Westminster, born again Brexiteering Tories who have taken leave of their senses.
Alex Salmond wants to drag the Tory Party out of the Brexit hole
“The coming days in Parliament are an opportunity to drag this Tory government out of the hole and back to reality and MPs from across the Chamber should back the SNP and direct their challenge to the government to end this political madness.
“The SNP stand ready to present these amendments so that our economy, jobs and livelihoods of people across the UK are not left to a government with a threadbare White Paper, no coherent strategy, in thrall to the Trump administration and totally clueless on how to conduct a successful European negotiation.
“We intend to blunt the edge of hard Tory Brexit.”
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