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Theresa May visits Edinburgh and is heckled by protesters

PUBLISHED: 15:59 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:25 08 August 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May, City of Edinburgh Council leader Adam McVey and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in EdinburghThe prime minister was booed on her visit. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Prime Minister Theresa May, City of Edinburgh Council leader Adam McVey and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in EdinburghThe prime minister was booed on her visit. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Boos and cries of ‘Stop Brexit’ greeted Theresa May as she arrived in Edinburgh.

The prime minister was visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the city celebrated the massive arts festival.

But as she arrived for their performance at Edinburgh’s Assembly Hall she was greeted by heckles.

“Any plans for when the government collapses, Theresa?” shouted one, while others demanded that she “stop Brexit”.

Comic Janey Godley, who is performing at the Fringe, shouted at her: “Theresa, are you coming in the show? We’ve got a food bank.”

Godley, who joined protests at the Turnberry golf course for the recent visit by US President Donald Trump, went on to shout: “Is your shoes lovely Theresa?”

May’s visit is part of a mission to get the First Minister Nicola Sturgeron and the Scottish government to back her Brexit plan.

Sturgeon claimed after the meeting that the prime minister had not eased her concerns that Britain could be forced to quit the EU without a formal agreement.

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