STURGEON: EU WON’T GET AWAY WITH IT
NICOLA Sturgeon has said a different future for Scotland is more likely following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK will leave the European single market.
The First Minister said: “It seems the Westminster Tory Government now think they can do anything to Scotland and get away with it. They must start to understand how wrong they are.
“The UK Government cannot be allowed to take us out of the EU and the single market, regardless of the impact on our economy, jobs, living standards and our reputation as an open, tolerant country, without Scotland having the ability to choose between that and a different future.”
Ms Sturgeon added: “With her comments today, the Prime Minister has only succeeded in making that choice more likely.”
Ms Sturgeon also called for “serious engagement” on Scotland’s proposal to be allowed to remain in the single market even if the rest of the UK leaves.
She said there is no evidence that proposal – or the rest of the Scottish Government’s plan on the country’s future in Europe – had been considered, adding that must change in “short order”.