This week's Community Column is written by Argyll and Bute's SNP MP, Brendan O'Hara.

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Once again the Conservative party are tearing themselves apart over Europe.

Theresa May’s Brexit plan, the one designed to unite the Cabinet, now lies in tatters, leaving the Prime Minister clinging grimly to the wreckage of her Brexit strategy, while her less-than-loyal lieutenants abandon her in their droves.

After weeks of bloody internal warfare, I suspect that never before has a Prime Minister welcomed the arrival of the summer recess more.

But the outcome of this Tory internecine warfare, in which the Remainer wing of the Conservative Party has been well and truly defeated by the ‘hard Brexiteers’, will have very serious consequences for all of us.

We now have a Prime Minister who is prepared to deliver an economically and socially damaging ‘no deal’ Brexit, simply in order to save her own political skin and keep the Tories in power at Westminster.

No one seriously doubts the profound effect a ‘no deal’ Brexit will have on the Scottish economy. Even Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of Brexit’s most enthusiastic supporters, blithely admitted last week that it could be another 50 years before we know whether Brexit has been a success or not.

As a former hedge fund manager with a personal fortune estimated at somewhere around £100 million, it’s very easy for hard-line Tory Brexiteers like Mr Rees-Mogg to be so blasé about the consequences.

But for people in the real world who have jobs and mortgages and bills to pay, this isn’t the whimsical debating point Mr Rees-Mogg appears to think it is.

As the former Conservative Prime Minister John Major said at the weekend: it will be the people who have least who will end up being hurt most by Brexit.

He’s right. The reality of Brexit, in particular the ‘no deal’ Brexit the Tories now seem determined to deliver, will be absolutely catastrophic for Scotland, with the UK government’s own calculations showing such an exit from the EU would deliver a 9 per cent hit to Scotland’s economy.

And let’s never forget that we are talking about a Brexit that Scotland didn’t vote for, which is being delivered by a government in Westminster that we overwhelmingly rejected.