Sturgeon: UK Brexit plan 'beggars belief'

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 14, 2018

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk MP John Lamont said: "Whatever side you took on Brexit, a clear majority of Scots want to see UK-wide rules on trade and immigration".

In 2016, Britons voted 52 to 48 percent in favor of ending its membership of the EU.

A UK Government spokeswoman said: "We are seeking a deal that works for the whole of the UK, that delivers on the result of the European Union referendum".

In its independence referendum in 2014 people voted against becoming an independent country by 55% to 45%.

"Of course, there is no alternative arrangement that can deliver the jobs, people and economic benefit that come from remaining members of the European Union - but if the United Kingdom continues down the path of leaving the EU, it is the Prime Minister's duty to do as little harm as possible to the economy".

The SNP leader will tomorrow make a keynote speech where she will unveil new analysis of the impact on jobs and the economy of Scotland no longer being part of the European single market.

"Indeed, as our analysis will show - the harder the Brexit the worse will be the outcome", Sturgeon pointed out.

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"Time is running out to prevent the economic disaster of a hard Brexit".

Agreeing on a united stance has been made harder by infighting in May's cabinet and Conservative Party over their vision for the new relationship with the European Union, while the biggest opposition party, Labour, is also split on the best way forward.

She said: "It's time for her to stop listening to the discredited voices around her Cabinet table and start listening to the overwhelming case for Single Market membership".

"It will be a fundamental dereliction of duty as Prime Minister if Theresa May continues to pursue her red lines without providing information on their impact and publicly discussing the options available".

That result put Scotland, together with Northern Ireland, at odds with Wales and England, which voted to leave, and the relationship between Britain's four nations has been under increased strain since.

She added: "They have completely failed to explain how their approach could even remotely come close to replacing the enormous lost trade and investment of leaving the single market".

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