Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as doubts grow over future of Brexit negotiations
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Scotland’s deputy first minister John Swinney accused the UK government of making planning for a no deal “unnecessarily difficult” as he set out the SNP government’s current preparations to Holyrood this afternoon.
Announcing the establishment of a Scottish medicines shortage response roup, as well as a £7m rapid poverty mitigation fund to scale up measures to alleviate food, fuel and housing needs, Swinney told MSPs that the UK government’s approach has been “to actively limit the analysis shared with us, to exclude the Scottish government from decision-making, and to fail to share with us its own plans for actions to mitigate ‘no deal’.”
Here is the privy council order for the prorogation of parliament tonight.