We need EU deal for all Bri­tain

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, - The po­si­tion of the SNP as re­gards the EU is il­log­i­cal. I re­spect those in the SNP who voted to leave the EU as they ob­vi­ously be­lieve in Scot­land be­ing a truly in­de­pen­dent coun­try.

How­ever, Ni­cola Stur­geon has em­braced the EU as a means of op­pos­ing West­min­ster.

Her use of terms like “hard” and “soft” brexit do not re­flect re­al­ity.

We all knew what the EU ref­er­en­dum was about. It in­volved leav­ing things like the sin­gle mar­ket, the cus­toms union and the Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice.

Peo­ple like Ms Stur­geon, who ar­gued for Re­main, made this per­fectly clear at the time. Since the ref­er­en­dum, EU of­fi­cials have also made this clear.

What we re­ally need af­ter leav­ing is a good

trade deal. What is good for the UK as a whole will be good for Scot­land.

The idea that the Con­ser­va­tives will try to ne­go­ti­ate a poor deal for Scot­land is pre­pos­ter­ous.

Scot­tish MPs should sup­port the UK Gov­ern­ment to en­sure a good deal for us all rather than try to tor­pedo the talks.

It is far from clear that we can trust SNP MPs to act in a con­struc­tive way at West­min­ster. Michael Van­sit­tart. 6 The Cribbs, St Mo­nans.

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