MP will vote against EU with­drawal agree­ment

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Ar­gyll and Bute MP Bren­dan O’Hara has writ­ten a let­ter to con­stituents stat­ing his rea­sons for vot­ing against the gov­ern­ment’s With­drawal Agree­ment from the Euro­pean Union on De­cem­ber 11. The Courier has ex­tracted the first five para­graphs of that let­ter as fol­lows: ‘Short of de­cid­ing on mil­i­tary ac­tion, I can­not think of an­other par­lia­men­tary vote that has car­ried so much re­spon­si­bil­ity as the mean­ing­ful vote we will have on the gov­ern­ment’s With­drawal Agree­ment. ‘Not only will this vote de­ter­mine the di­rec­tion the United King­dom takes for gen­er­a­tions to come but will also, in the ab­sence of in­de­pen­dence, dic­tate the road Scot­land will be taken down, whether we like it or not. ‘I get the sense that the peo­ple of Ar­gyll and Bute un­der­stand the sig­nif­i­cance of this vote, as never be­fore in my three and a half years of be­ing your MP have I re­ceived such a vol­ume of cor­re­spon­dence on the one is­sue. ‘In­ci­den­tally, the vast ma­jor­ity urg­ing me to vote against the agree­ment. ‘Hav­ing di­gested the With­drawal Agree­ment and the po­lit­i­cal dec­la­ra­tion that fol­lowed, I have con­cluded that not only would this be a bad deal for Scot­land but it would be po­ten­tially dis­as­trous for Ar­gyll and Bute and, there­fore, I can­not sup­port it.’

Ar­gyll and Bute MP Bren­dan O’Hara.

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