HOLYROOD has overwhelmingly backed a Scottish Government motion reiterating opposition to the UK's "damaging EU exit deal".

The motion from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon branded the prospect of a no-deal Brexit "completely unacceptable" and also urged the UK Government to extend the Article 50 deadline "so that agreement can be reached on the best way forward to protect the interests of Scotland, Wales and the UK as a whole".

This was passed by 87 votes to 27, with one abstention.

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A Tory amendment, supporting the UK Government's aim to leave the EU with a deal and stating that the "Scottish Government is no longer acting in good faith for the people of Scotland" was voted down by 29 votes to 89.