Coun­cil backs par­lia­ment’s Brexit plan

The Oban Times - - News -

AR­GYLL and Bute Coun­cil threw its weight be­hind the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts to pro­tect Scot­land’s place in the Euro­pean Union (EU) fol­low­ing the re­cent vote to leave.

At the full coun­cil meet­ing on June 30, coun­cil­lors backed the mo­tion, moved by Coun­cil­lor James Robb, wel­com­ing Scot­land’s vote to re­main in the Euro­pean Union, recog­nis­ing the con­tri­bu­tion of EU cit­i­zens liv­ing in the coun­try and man­dat­ing the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to have dis­cus­sions with EU in­sti­tu­tions.

In his leader’s re­port Coun­cil­lor Dick Walsh said of the vote: ‘The needs of the peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ties must be our pri­or­ity and lo­cal gov­ern­ment must have a strong voice as the im­pli­ca­tions [of Brexit] be­come clear.’

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