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REPEAL BILL: TORIES IN FIFE MUST STAND UP FOR SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Publised date : 18 Jul 2017

JENNY GILRUTH MSP CALLS ON FIFE TORIES TO CHALLENGE “NAKED POWER-GRAB”


Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is calling on Fife’s Tories to oppose the UK Tory government’s attempts to use the EU Repeal Bill to strip Holyrood of powers.

The local MSP is urging Scottish Tories to distance themselves from the Bill which represents a naked power-grab, an attack on the founding principles of devolution, and which could destabilise our economy.

Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“Twenty years on since the referendum on devolution in Scotland, and the Tories are attempting an attack on the founding principles of devolution under the guise of the EU Repeal Bill.

“The SNP wants a smooth transition as much as the UK government, however this should be achieved through negotiation, not imposition. And it must be achieved in a way that respects Scotland’s hard-won devolved powers.

“I call on Fife’s regional MSPs Murdo Fraser, Dean Lockhart, Liz Smith and Alexander Stewart – as well as the Fife Tory leader, Councillor Dave Dempsey - to challenge any attempts at a naked power-grab on the devolved administrations by the Tories in Westminster during the withdrawal process from the EU. They must make clear their opposition to this Bill which sets out to undermine our national parliament.”

ENDS

 

 

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