THE First Minister has attacked Boris Johnson's new deal with the EU, calling it "worse even" than the one previously brought forward by Theresa May

Speaking to Radio Clyde Nicola Sturgeon said the arrangements were not compatible with Scotland's interests and her party will not vote for them. 

The SNP leader commented on proposals for Northern Ireland after Brexit, which would see special arrangements put in place to ensure there is no hard border on the island of Ireland. 

Northern Ireland Assembly members will be able to vote every four years to determine whether those arrangements will continue. 

Sturgeon said: "The SNP will not vote for this deal because it’s a bad deal for Scotland – worse even than the one Theresa May tried to get through the House of Commons. In fact it’s hard to imagine a deal that could be worse from the perspective of Scotland’s interests. It would take us out of the EU, single market, customs union against our will.

"The prospect of a much harder Brexit after a transition period is definitely there and it would place us at a competitive disadvantage with Northern Ireland, and leave us as the only part of the UK with no say over our relationship with Europe."

"England and Wales voted to leave, Northern Ireland like Scotland voted to remain – but it’s being offered arrangements to give it a say over its future relationship with Europe. Scotland would be left with no say and no respect for how we voted. SNP MPs cannot vote for that and will not vote for that because our job is to stand up for Scotland’s interests – not sell them down the river."

Earlier, Tory Cabinet member Michael Gove said the plan was a "great deal" and praised the fact that Northern Ireland's people would get to vote to decide on their future every four years. 

He said: "A majority of the people in Northern Ireland will be able to decide whether or not they want the arrangements of this deal to persist in the future."

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Scotland's Constitutional Relations Secretary Mike Russell hit out at this position, calling it "untenable". 

On Twitter, he posted: “'Future of Northern Ireland is now decided by the people of Northern Ireland' says @michaelgove - a principle that, however, he refuses to accept when applied to Scotland. That will prove to be an untenable position."

Gove had previously said he would respond to a Section 30 request for indyref2 to be held with a "flat no". 

It is not yet clear whether or not the new Brexit deal will pass through the House of Commons when MPs sit on Saturday.