Brexit: Corbyn accuses May of running down clock to ‘blackmail’ MPs – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit

Earlier the Scottish affairs select committee was hearing about the practical impact of leaving the EU, in particular the impact on immigration.

Unlike much of the rest of the UK, Scotland is currently facing a demographic timebomb, with an increasing elderly population, and not enough working age population to pay the taxes and provide the labour needed to look after them. We desperately need more people to settle in the country, especially around the Highlands and islands, but the uncertainty around Brexit is having quite the opposite effect.

The May statement has finally finished.

Ian Blackford, the SNP’s leader at Westminster, says he is making a point of order “more in sorrow than in anger”. He says Theresa May said earlier that the government’s economic analysis covered the Brexit option proposed by the government. He says May accused him of inadvertently misleading the House. But she was inadvertently misleading the house.

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