Vote to stay in EU, urges SNP group
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.