Scott: Brexit talks must respect devolution


Responding to the latest round of talks between UK and Scottish Government ministers, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said: 

“Scottish Liberal Democrats have consistently been clear that the Brexit negotiations must respect the principles of devolution, as well as guarantee that vital protections from workers’ rights to the environment are maintained. 

"In those areas where UK-wide frameworks are the logical outcome, this should be agreed upon between the different parties, not dictated by Westminster. At the same time the Scottish Government must not seek to use this to drive a wedge between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

"Whatever they eventually agree, the British public must have a say on the final deal with the option of the Government's deal or an exit from Brexit."


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