Tue 23 Jul, 2019

The people of Scotland must be given the chance to escape Boris Johnson’s Brexit Britain now that the Tory MP is set to become the UK’s new Prime Minister according to the Scottish Greens Co-Convenor Patrick Harvie MSP.  

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“The people of Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit, we didn’t vote for a Tory government and I’m certain that given the choice we wouldn’t have voted for Boris Johnson either. 

“Scotland needs a route out of Boris’ Brexit Britain, and while we already have a firm mandate to hold a referendum, Johnson’s elevation to the office of Prime Minister on the back of bluff and bluster is hugely concerning and reinforces the need to hold this vote urgently. 

“Brexit is already having a hugely detrimental impact with EU citizens in particular feeling under attack as rhetoric from the likes of Johnson and co has been relentless over the last three years.  

“In the face of this utter shambles it has never been more important that Scotland retakes our place as an independent European nation.”

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