Rennie: Sturgeon and Leonard out of step as public call for final say


Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today warned Richard Leonard and Nicola Sturgeon that they are out of step with the people of Scotland as the largest poll of Scotland’s attitudes to Brexit since the EU referendum two years ago shows opposition to leaving has strengthened and there is now overwhelming backing for a People’s Vote on the outcome of negotiations.

The SNP’s current voters want to stay in the EU by a margin of 83 per cent to 17 per cent, while they back a People’s Vote on Brexit by a margin of more than four-to-one (66 per cent to 18 per cent) once don’t knows have been removed. Labour’s current supporters in Scotland would vote to stay in the EU by a margin of 74 per cent to 26 per cent and support a People’s Vote by 64 per cent to 21 per cent.

Willie Rennie said:

"The benefits of remaining in the European Union are irreplaceable and the people can see quite clearly that whatever deal the Conservatives patch together will not be as good as the one we have now.

"But even as the Conservatives bumble towards a cliff edge, Scottish Labour and the SNP are still refusing to swing into action.

"Every day that passes Nicola Sturgeon and Richard Leonard are looking more out of step with the people of Scotland. They need to end the ifs and buts and listen to the huge majority of Scots calling for a final say."


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