October 17, 2019 / 11:00 AM / 10 months ago

Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers her speech at the SNP autumn conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

LONDON (Reuters) - The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Thursday.

“The Brexit envisaged by Boris Johnson is one which sees a much looser relationship with the EU when it comes to issues like food standards, environmental protections and workers’ rights,” she said.

“Scotland did not vote for Brexit in any form, and SNP MPs (lawmakers) will not vote for Brexit in any form.”

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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