Responding to the news that Theresa May has invoked Article 50, the procedure for leaving the European Union, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“Theresa May has chosen the hardest and most divisive form of Brexit, choosing to take us out of the Single Market before negotiations have even begin.
“Tearing the United Kingdom, our businesses and our people out of the world’s biggest market, is an enormous threat to jobs, security and the environment.
“A new European Parliament report shows that the UK can still change its mind on Brexit. If Theresa May’s deal is not good enough, the people of the UK should have the chance to say so. Democracy didn’t end on 23rd of June – and it hasn’t ended today either.”