By Philip Sim
BBC Scotland political reporter
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Joan McAlpine turns the debate to Brexit and asks if the UK government's "blatant power grab masquerading as the internal market bill" means critical funding which should be transferred to the Scottish government will instead be controlled by Boris Johnson and the Tories at Westminster, regardless of the spending priorities of the people of Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon agrees and says she has many and varied concerns about the bill.
She says firstly it breaches international law, something the Advocate General clearly couldn't stomach, and resigned his post.
Secondly, she says it is a power grab on the powers of this parliament and gives the UK government the ability to override or undermine the spending priorities of a democratically-elected Scottish government supported by a democratically-elected Scottish parliament.Quote Message: The Internal market bill is a full-frontal no-holds-barred assault on devolution. The only way in future, in my view, to protect the Scottish parliament now is for it to become a normal independent parliament which I think will happen sooner rather than later. from Nicola Sturgeon First minister
Food regulation is among the policy areas being debated by the Scottish and UK governments after the post-Brexit transition period ends.
By Mark Devenport
BBC News NI Political Editor
SNP says the UK government is making a "pig's ear" of EU trade negotiations.