Vote to stay in EU, urges SNP group

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

South Lana rk s h i re Coun­cil’s SNP Group this week urged vot­ers to back the UK stay­ing in the EU.

Ru t h e r g l e n and Cam­bus­lang will join the rest of the coun­try in go­ing to the polls next Thurs­day to de­cide on Bri­tain’s mem­ber­ship on the is­sue.

Wi t h the polls sug­gest­ing the Leave cam­paign are now in the lead, the SNP Group have in­sisted Brexit would have a neg­a­tive im­pact on Scot­land.

A spokesper­son said: “There’s a re­ally pos­i­tive case for Scot­land re­main­ing - at present Scot­land pays 8.4 per cent of the UK’s fees – equiv­a­lent to its share of the pop­u­la­tion, but ben­e­fits by re­ceiv­ing more than 17 per cent of the EU’s spend­ing in the UK.

“We don’t think the EU is per­fect, we think re­form is de­sir­able and nec­es­sary, but we be­lieve very strongly that Scot­land’s in­ter­ests are best served by be­ing mem­bers of the Euro­pean Union.”

The Leave cam­paign have claimed the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment could gain more pow­ers if the UK votes to leave.

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