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Scott response to Brexit statement

September 12, 2017 4:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the statement made by Mike Russell today on the European (Withdrawal) Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat European spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

"Parliament should expect a guarantee from the UK Government that everything that is developed remains devolved. We will work with the Scottish Government on strengthening not weakening the Scottish Parliament.

"So the changes to the UK Government's proposed law needs to be achieved. As do agreed frameworks across such matters as fisheries and agriculture.

"The Scottish Government say that the UK Government are using the process of Brexit as a cover for taking powers. I would not give them the credit for such a constitutional conspiracy. The reality is that they cannot agree their Brexit negotiating position with the EU. Relations with Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh are low down the priority list of this shambolic UK Government."