Friday, 3 March 2017

The Guardian: May’s speech shows how little Scotland means in her dangerous game of Brexit

The Guardian: May’s speech shows how little Scotland means in her dangerous game of Brexit

by Lesley Riddoch

"As for May’s claim that the Scottish government isn’t coming up with policies and is focused instead on criticising Brexit – what else would a Scottish government do when handed a mandate by its voters on a crucial subject such as Europe? Ignore the 62% of Scots who want to remain?

What has been roundly ignored to date has been the Scottish government’s options paper – still the greatest amount of ink on paper by any government relating to Brexit. It suggests ways to keep Scotland inside the single market, and was presented to the British government in December. To date there has been no official response: all there has been is backtracking"


Theresa May is not going to like being the prime minister to see Scotland leave the United Kingdom. It will seal her legacy.

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