SNP budget demands are “manufacturing grievance”, to a north-east MSP.
Shadow Secretary for Rural Affairs, Peter Chapman, claimed Drew Hendry’s call to protect £500million in annual EU farm payments had already been guaranteed until 2022.
Mr Chapman insisted both governments merely according must work together to devise a new system for rural payments after that. He said: “We now have the chance to create a system that works for us.
“What we need to hear from the SNP is a plan for how they will use the £500million in rural funding.
“Instead of looking to offer solutions or work constructively, we get more manufactured grievance from the SNP against Westminster.”