‘Absolute nonsense!’ SNP’s Blackford slapped down by Boris after desperate furlough plea

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Boris Johnson mocked Ian Blackford for speaking “absolute nonsense” in the House of Commons regarding his treatment of Scotland. The SNP Westminster leader had accused the Prime Minister of only extending the furlough scheme when it was necessary for England. The job retention scheme was due to come to a close at the end of October, but was extended as a result of another national lockdown being announced.

The Prime Minister said: “The furlough scheme is a UK-wide scheme and it applies across the whole of the UK.

“It is true that Scotland is currently taking a slightly different approach.

“But I thought he was talking complete nonsense about the non-application of furlough in Scotland.

“Absolute nonsense! The Treasury of the United Kingdom has supplied £7.2billion to support the people of Scotland.”

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