SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT UNITES AGAINST BREXIT

Publised date : 05 Dec 2018

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT UNITES AGAINST BREXIT

 

FIFE MSP JENNY GILRUTH VOTES AGAINST DAMAGING BREXIT DEAL

 

The Scottish Parliament has overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May’s false choice of a bad Brexit or No Deal. 

 

The joint motion agreed by the SNP, Labour, Greens and the Lib Dems stated that a better alternative must be found .

 

Commenting, Fife MSP Jenny Gilruth said: 

 

“With the Scottish Parliament now united with the people of Scotland, having voted overwhelmingly against the false choice of Theresa May’s deal or No Deal, it is time for the UK government to listen. Brexit will be disastrous for Fife, for Scotland and for Britain. 

 

“All MSPs have a duty to defend the best interests of their constituents. St Andrews University receives 20% of its funding directly from EU sources. A fifth the staff at Balbirnie House in Markinch are EU nationals - who will fill these jobs? Who will support Fife’s University when EU funding goes? 

 

Fife will be poorer after Brexit. It’s time the UK Government took some responsibility for this sorry mess and listened to the people. 

 

We need a new approach to look at the real alternatives which will protect jobs and livelihoods in Fife – whether that be a second referendum giving Scotland the opportunity to remain in the EU, or the compromise proposal of staying in the single-market that the Scottish Government unveiled two years ago”.

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), CONSTITUTION, RESERVED
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