NO-DEAL TORY CLAIMS £1.2 MILLION IN EU FUNDS.

NO-DEAL TORY CLAIMS £1.2 MILLION IN EU FUNDS.

The SNP has slammed new Scottish Secretary Alister Jack for claiming EU funding support while advocating a no-deal Brexit, which threatens 100,000 Scottish jobs.

Tommy Sheppard MP branded the Scottish Secretary “hypocritical” that he would claim the funds while supporting a devastating no-deal Brexit, claiming the MP has “never truly had the people of Scotland in mind”.

Alister Jack was announced as the new Secretary of State for Scotland earlier this week. His register of interests shows shareholdings in Courance Farms, which has received £1,194,118.22 in CAP funding since 2002.

Commenting, Scotland Office spokesperson Tommy Sheppard MP said:

“It’s safe to say the new Secretary of State has never truly had the people of Scotland in mind, and his hypocrisy in supporting a destructive no-deal Brexit while enjoying substantial EU support himself is staggering.

“It’s astounding that a serving MP has the brass neck to claim almost £1.2 million in CAP funds but at the same time argue to drag Scotland out of the EU, against its will and at the staggering cost to every person in Scotland of £2,300 per year.

“The new Secretary of State has only been in his post a few short days, yet his inability to put the interests of people in Scotland at the top of his agenda is staggering. 

“Scotland did not vote for this chaos. With the Tory party lurching even further to the right, and a raft of political appointees at Westminster who clearly don’t care about Scotland, it’s clearer than ever that our future cannot be left in the hands of Boris Johnson and his Cabinet cronies – it’s time for people in Scotland to consider a brighter future as an independent European nation. ”

Register of Interests including Courance Farms – https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/25674/alister_jack/dumfries_and_galloway#register

Farm subsidies for Courance Farms:

Year/s

CAP Payments

2002-04

€403,535.08

£360,869.32

2006-07

€215,905.96

£193,078.22

2014

n/a

£194,557.65

2015

£195,322.61

2016

£74,792.11

2017

£83,552.63

2018

£91,945.68

TOTAL

£1,194,118.22

 

Exchange Rate as at 25 July

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