The Scottish First Minister has ramped up her demand for a “special deal” on Brexit after it was claimed Theresa May is considering creating a unique deal for City of London.
Sturgeon is now demanding a seat at the negotiating table on a possible Scotland deal if the Prime Minister is willing to create a special Brexit deal, an insider said.
But a Labour source blasted the nationalist party as “making demands they know can’t be delivered” and attempting to cause a constitutional crisis.
Commenting on a possible “special” Scotland deal, a spokeswoman for Downing Street said: “There is a very clear delineation between the issues that are reserved and issues that are devolved.
“What the Prime Minister does want to do is to work constructively with partners across the UK to secure the best deal for it as we leave the EU.”
A spokesman for Sturgeon said: “The First Minister was given a clear undertaking by the Prime Minister when they met in Edinburgh in July that she would consider proposals we bring forward to protect Scotland’s place in Europe.
“The UK Government has now been reported as pursuing a special deal for the City of London; spending billions of pounds of taxpayers cash in the process.
“And if special arrangements can be made for the banking and finance sector, they can be made for Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU.”
Sturgeon will lock horns with May next Monday as they discuss Britain’s detachment from the crumbling Brussels bloc.
The First Minister has threatened to launch another independence referendum if Edinburgh fails to remain in the EU Single Market.
But her desperate claims have so far fallen on deaf ears after Mrs May froze out Sturgeon in Brexit discussions.
Mrs May told her Cabinet that the Government would “establish the terms” of Brexit and decide when to trigger Article 50 instead of consulting with Scotland and Wales.
The Prime Minister’s slap down of Sturgeon has left the Europhile seething as she warned curbing EU migration would be disastrous for Scotland’s population.