He said ministers in London also had to refine their proposals on common rules for the UK’s “internal market” after the country left the EU’s single market next year. They want a system of mutual recognition, whereby quality standards in one part of the UK would automatically be accepted by all four governments.The Scottish and Welsh governments, backed by NFU Scotland and other trade organizations, say this would force decentralized parliaments to accept substandard products that violate their quality standards, potentially including American chicken and beef.
Ross said the UK couldn’t force the US to change its food quality laws as part of a trade deal, but “what we can do is say we don’t not allow hormone injected beef or chlorinated raw chicken. Our standards can be as high as they always have been.
When asked if he would vote against authorizing these products in the UK, he replied: “Absolutely. We would need a law… I have no doubt and would not hesitate to vote against any law that would allow these products in our country. It is categorical assurance.
Westminster has never voted to lower UK food quality and safety standards and will automatically adopt all EU regulations when post-Brexit transitional arrangements end in January next year, has t -he declares.
Holyrood will also acquire more than 100 new powers from the EU at the end of the transition period, but ministers still heeded strong complaints about problems with the UK government’s internal market plans, he said.
“The NFU wants more reassurance on the common framework and there is still work to be done on this,” he said. “There would be no point in holding a consultation if the government was just going to go ahead and ignore what has been said.
“The crux of the matter is that, and I repeat because Scotland is worth 545,000 jobs, we need to put this legislation in place to protect the internal market, because the alternative is for the SNP to leave the internal market. [by seeking independence] and it would be catastrophic for our economy, for jobs in Scotland and for our businesses. ”
The Scottish Conservatives will release plans on Monday for a program of major infrastructure projects jointly managed by the UK and Scottish governments, modernizing motorways and building new towns and industrial centers.
Ross said one proposal was to create permanent ‘job security councils’ in Scotland, of the type used in Sweden since the 1970s. Based on specific industries, they specialize in coaching and counseling. support for the unemployed. In Sweden, 90% of the unemployed return to work within the year. If they are successful in Scotland, he said, they could be deployed across the UK.
Appointed Scottish Conservative leader after Jackson Carlaw’s sudden resignation on July 30, Ross has defended his plan to remain MP for Moray if he wins a seat in the Scottish parliament in the Holyrood election in May next year. He also plans to continue working as an assistant football referee, as well as having a young family.
“My number one priority is meeting the needs of the Scottish people. I am 100% committed to it, ”he says. “There is a clear priority for this. [From May 2007 to April 2010] Alex Salmond may have been husband, MP, MSP, leader of the Scottish National Party and Prime Minister of Scotland. He was able to do all of these things.