Boris Johnson will be the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the SNP’s Westminster Leader has said today in the House of Commons.

In response to Mr Johnson’s first statement in Parliament, Ian Blackford MP said the Tory leader had no mandate in Scotland, and his devastating plans for Brexit were not supported in Scotland and would inflict lasting harm on the economy.

Ian Blackford said the SNP would work to stop Brexit and prevent a no-deal disaster – and called on Boris Johnson to call a General Election.

Earlier this month the OBR also revealed that a no-deal exit from the EU could lead to a plunge in the value of the pound, leave a £30bn black hole in the public finances and push Scotland and the UK into recession.

Commenting, Ian Blackford MP said:

“Boris Johnson has no mandate in Scotland. Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit, we didn’t vote for this Tory government, and we certainly didn’t vote for a devastating no-deal.

“Yet again, Scotland is being ignored and our interests are being side-lined. Any form of Brexit would be damaging but crashing out with no-deal would threaten to destroy 100,000 Scottish jobs and cost every person in the country £2,300 a year.

“If Boris Johnson continues down this disastrous road, then he will be the last Prime Minister of the UK. The people of Scotland will not put up with the damage imposed by Westminster.

“Westminster is becoming more extreme and out of touch with Scotland by the day. It’s no wonder that support for independence is growing and a majority now support a fresh referendum.

“The people of Scotland deserve the choice of a better future than the Brexit Britain being forced upon us by Westminster against our will. It’s clear that the only way to properly protect our interests is by becoming an equal and independent European country.”