Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s debate on the triggering of Article 50 Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today said that Scottish Liberal Democrats will vote against the triggering of Article 50 unless a Brexit deal referendum is promised which would give the public a say on the terms of Brexit.
Commenting Mr Rennie said:
“Scottish Liberal Democrat stand unapologetically pro UK and pro EU. As we have done in Parliament we will vote against the triggering of Article 50 unless a Brexit deal referendum is promised. It’s a shame that Labour has given on Europe leaving Liberal Democrats the only party that is for keeping Scotland in the UK and the UK in the EU.
“However the First Minister must not use the reckless nationalism of the Tories to benefit her own brand of nationalism which will only compound the chaos of Brexit further. Instead of giving up on the UK the SNP should join our efforts of keeping the UK in the EU
“The campaign to give the public a say on the terms of Brexit is growing. The deal that the Government makes is going to have an effect on generations to come and it is only right that the people of Britain have a say on the direction that our country takes.”