LibDems aim to stay in UK and EU

Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election -

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

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