Rennie: It’s up to Liberals to turn back the tide of division


Speaking ahead of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, party leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that while Conservatives and the SNP seek to divide us further, it is up to the Liberal Democrats to turn back the tide of division.

Commenting Mr Rennie said:

“If there is to be another independence referendum the responsibility on liberals is great.  We must stand up and be counted for our values. The Conservatives have done more damage to the Union with their Brexit gamble and with Labour in complete disarray they have turned from the party of opposition to the party of compliance.

“The argument of independence is a battle of ideas and values, not of identities and flags. We must stand up for our family whether in Britain or across Europe. We must make the positive, open, internationalist case. Send a message of hope that things can be better still.

“We can turn back the tide of division. We can celebrate both our differences and the ties that bind us. We can say no to independence and yes to partnership.  We can, once and for all, put an end to the claim that if you do not believe in independence you do not believe in Scotland.

“Our job is to turn back the tide of division.”


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