LibDems aim to stay in UK and EU
Robert Brown has called on“moderate”voters to back the Liberal Democrats in Rutherglen and Hamilton West next month.
He said only his party stands against breaking up the UK and a“hard Brexit”when the country leaves the EU.
He said:“Scotland badly needs the outward-looking, international approach of the Liberal Democrats, based on strong partnerships within the United Kingdom, the European Union, the Commonwealth and Nato. It is in our interests both to stay in the United Kingdom and to stop a hard Brexit.
“The SNP want to break up Britain and the Conservatives are bent on breaking up Europe. The SNP and the Conservatives need each other – they are each other’s bogeymen. Our country needs neither of them.
“The biggest threat to the United Kingdom comes from the Conservatives.The obsession of their fanatics with Europe gave us an unwanted referendum – the failure of that referendum gave Nicola Sturgeon an excuse to re-open the independence argument.
“In addition, they have misused the very narrow public majority for leaving the European Union to land us with a hard Brexit, falling out with our European friends along the line, and landing us with a potential exit bill of £60 billion even before we begin.
“The Conservatives are a menace both to the unity of the United Kingdom and to our European future.
“Only the Liberal Democrats stand four-square against independence and against a hard Brexit.”
Moderate Robert Brown