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Scotland will emerge stronger from Brexit, says David Mundell

Scotland secretary David Mundell has insisted the Scottish parliament will emerge stronger from Brexit after a chorus of attacks on a pro-union speech by Theresa May.

Repeatedly defending the prime minister, Mr Mundell said Westminster had made very clear that new powers would pass to Holyrood after the UK leaves the European Union.

He said the Scottish national party was making “bizarre and wrong-headed claims” when they accused the prime minister of a power-grab on Holyrood in her speech to the Scottish Tories’ spring conference.

Former first minister Alex Salmond led the SNP attacks after Mrs May said only a limited amount of EU powers would be handed directly to Holyrood from Brussels, which has policy control over farming in Scotland and controls farm subsidy payments.

(Source: The Guardian)

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