YES we are bet­ter

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

With a ref­er­en­dum on the EU on the hori­zon, Mar­garet will find her­self in the un­fa­mil­iar po­si­tion of in­sist­ing we are“bet­ter to­gether”and should stay in the EU.

But she in­sists there is no con­tra­dic­tion in want­ing to stay part of a Euro­pean union, but not a Bri­tish one.

“We would still have trad­ing and that so­cial and eco­nomic bond with the UK but what we want to do is make de­ci­sions of our own and that’s what we want, that’s what we wanted and that’s what we put to the peo­ple of Scot­land and they de­cided, on this oc­ca­sion that they wanted to re­main part of the UK.

“I don’t link it to­gether, it’s two to­tally sep­a­rate is­sues.”

I also put it to her that Ni­cola Stur­geon’s in­sis­tence on a“dou­ble-lock”for all con­stituency parts of the UK to have to vote to leave could be seen as hyp­o­crit­i­cal if she didn’t in­sist on some­thing sim­i­lar for coun­cil ar­eas in any fu­ture Scot­tish ref­er­en­dum.

“I think re­ally, Scot­land has to speak as one voice and it’s not some­thing that’s on our agenda, an­other ref­er­en­dum.

“Maybe if we do get pulled out of the EU that would be man­date to go

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