UK GOVERNMENT CRITICISED FOR LACK OF PLAN FOR BREXIT TWO MONTHS ON
The Scottish National Party has criticised the UK government for failing to come up with any plan for Brexit despite more than two months having passed since the EU referendum.
Commenting Stephen Gethins MP, the SNP spokesperson on Europe, said:
"As Parliament resumed today following summer recess, the much-hyped statement by David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, was a letdown. The UK government remains devoid of any clear strategy for Brexit.
“It is unbelievable and utterly irresponsible that having gone into the EU referendum without a plan for leaving the EU the UK government still has no plan more than two months later.
“After a summer of silence we still have no idea what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means – and more worryingly it is becoming increasingly clear that the UK government hasn’t got a clue either.
“The current situation is unsustainable. The lack of any clear strategy and the deep divisions in government are causing huge levels of uncertainty for all those impacted by the decision to leave the EU – the businesses that rely on access to the single market, the farmers, food and drink producers who stand to lose vital support, the universities who rely on cooperation and funding, and the EU nationals who have made their home here and contribute so much economically and socially.
“The inaction of the UK government stands in stark contrast to the action of the SNP Scottish Government, which has set out its clear intentions, convened an expert group to explore all options for retaining Scotland’s EU status, reached out to EU nationals, and is delivering a £100million economic stimulus to help deal with the economic shock caused by Brexit.
“The SNP's Programme for Government will set out further plans as we continue to do everything we can to protect Scotland’s relationship with Europe, in line with the overwhelming vote by the Scottish people to remain in the EU.”