Mon 26 Sep, 2016

Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit and there’s no guarantee we will maintain any of our social and environmental protections if we remain in the U.K. Ross Greer MSP

Comments by the Prime Minister suggesting that Scotland does not care about European Union membership have been challenged by the Scottish Greens.

Writing in Holyrood magazine, Theresa May says “the union which really matters to Scotland” is not the EU, prompting criticism from Ross Greer MSP who says the Prime Minster should instead be “spelling out her intentions” to safeguard the free movement of people.

Ross Greer MSP, Scottish Greens’ external affairs spokesperson, said:

“Brazenly, the new Prime Minister appears to suggest that continuing our membership of the EU, doesn’t ‘really matter’ to people in Scotland, in spite of 62 per cent of people here voting to remain. Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit and there’s no guarantee we will maintain any of our social and environmental protections if we remain in the U.K. and are forced to leave Europe.

“What’s happened isn’t ‘exciting’ as May puts it, it’s reckless. Instead, the Prime Minister should be spelling out her intentions to safeguard the free movement of people and to allow a separate membership deal for Scotland if necessary, one which better reflects what we actually voted for. Otherwise, a referendum on our independence would seem hard to refuse.”

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