Julia tells SNP lawmaker Ivan McKee 'you're incredibly arrogant' on Brexit

Monday, October 9, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer tore into an SNP lawmaker for being "incredibly arrogant" about Brexit and the British people on her talkRADIO show.

Our presenter clashed with Ivan McKee about recent comments by SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, who pledged to use taxpayers' money to pay the 'settled status' fee of any EU migrant working in the public sector in Scotland. The fee is expected to be around £65 per migrant.

McKee said this pledge was vital, as every single sector in Scotland will be impacted by the "crazy decision" to leave the single market and Scotland needs the expertise of foreign workers.

But Julia responded: "For you to regard the decision of the British people as a whole, in a free and open democracy, to vote to leave the EU as a crazy decision, I think that's an incredibly, incredibly arrogant attitude towards voters."

Julia also said the whole point of Brexit is to allow us to choose who comes to Britain - and "no-one is talking about sending EU citizens home."

She even suggested to McKee that, if migrants are really determined to stay, they will be happy to pay the £65 themselves.

But McKee, unrepentant, said "the UK government has an issue with immigration" and suggested that the British public didn't vote to leave the single market.