As the UK Parliament returns today, as well as Coronavirus and the economy on the agenda, Brexit will once again also be a huge concern. Over the summer the negotiations between the UK and EU on future trade and co-operation seem to have stalled – meaning we risk having no agreements in place with the EU when the Brexit transition period runs out at the end of December. A “no deal” or even a basic deal would cause massive problems for jobs and security.
In the meantime, the UK government continues to push through Brexit legislation which many believe risks undermining food standards and grabs powers for Westminster which should be with the Scottish Parliament.
I will, of course, continue to oppose any dilution of food standards and any ‘power grab’ on the Scottish Parliament.