The Scottish government has announced that Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead in the water. Michael Russell, the Scottish constitutional relations secretary, said in a statement:
Brexit isn’t a better future – it is a backward step into an imagined past. We must acknowledge that this deal is unacceptable to Scotland and her citizens. It therefore cannot be supported by this Government.
This deal is the inevitable result of a series of self-imposed draconian red lines. It is now essentially dead.
Russell also said that, if agreed by the EU at the Brussels Summit on November 25, the Scottish Government will vote, on it before the vote in the House of Commons.