'Tory-DUP deal is indefensible and unfair to the rest of the UK', says SNP MP

'The Tory-DUP deal is indefensible and unfair to the rest of the UK', says SNP MP

A deal between the Conservatives and DUP has been made

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Tory-DUP deal is "indefensible and unfair" to the rest of the UK, which is now feeling "less united", an SNP MP has said.

The Conservatives signed a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to support Theresa May's minority government yesterday (June 26) but have been criticised by opposition parties.

Angus MacNeil, the MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "It’s really indefensible and unfair. It’s unfair to England, it's unfair to Wales, it's unfair to Scotland."

Northern Ireland looks "over the border and sees quite a successful Republic...and they want to try and catch up," he added

"However united the United Kingdom was yesterday morning, it’s a lot less united this morning."

​Julia argued that the SNP has also been a negotiator for Westminster power, but MacNeil said: "There is a difference between money and power. 

"Really what we’ve been trying to do in Scotland is to take back the power to give us control of our own economy."

Listen to the full interview above