The First Minister has previously labelled Brexit as a “developing disaster”, arguing the process of leaving the European Union had left the UK “engulfed in chaos” and strengthened the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.
This morning she tweeted: “Move to phase 2 of talks good - but devil is in the detail and things now get really tough.
“If #Brexit is happening (wish it wasn’t) staying in single market & customs union is only sensible option. And any special arrangements for NI must be available to other UK nations.”
Ms Sturgeon has demanded that Scotland be allowed to “effectively” stay in the EU single market early this week ahead of the UK Government reaching an agreement with Northern Ireland to advance Brexit talks.
The First Minister insisted there was “no good practical reason” why one part of the UK should be allowed to align its regulations with the EU and “others cannot do the same”.