Cross party group of MSPs to reject 'no deal' Brexit

A cross party group of MSPs are tabling a joint motion in Holyrood today to reject a 'no deal' Brexit scenario.

The SNP, Labour, Greens and Liberal Democrats will stand together to warn the Prime Minister she has failed to engage with Scotland during negotiations.

But the Scottish Conservatives say pro-Scottish-independence MSPs are using the debate to 'manufacture grievance' in a bid for a second referendum.

The spokespeople for the four parties; Michael Russell, Neil Findlay, Ross Greer and Tavish Scott commented:

“This debate will give the Scottish Parliament the opportunity to express its overwhelming opposition to both the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement and a No Deal Brexit, agreeing that a better alternative must be found.”

Scottish Conservative constitution spokesman Adam Tomkins said:

“The Scottish Conservatives will, alone, oppose the motion set out by the SNP, Labour, Lib Dems and Greens today.

“We know what the SNP and Greens are trying to do with this needless debate - they want to use it to manufacture yet more grievance as part of their push for a second independence referendum.

“That Labour and the Liberal Democrats have once again fallen into line with the nationalists is disappointing but hardly surprising.

“It’s a choice they’ve taken at every step since the Brexit referendum was held.

“Willie Rennie and Richard Leonard are Nicola Sturgeon’s little helpers.

“The Scottish Conservatives are the only party committed to respecting the results of both referendums we have held in the last four years.

“That clear, democratic principle is one we will seek to uphold in the Scottish Parliament today, in defiance of the SNP’s games.”

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