Colin Beattie MSP, has welcomed the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon’s, statement outlining the steps the Scottish Government will take to progress the debate on Scotland’s future in light of Brexit. The statement also included the action that will be taken to protect the option for an independence referendum to be held within the current term of the Scottish Parliament.
The Bill to be put forward in the Scottish Parliament, will protect the option of an independence referendum within this parliamentary term. Once the Bill is passed it would only require the transfer of power at a later date via a Section 30 Order to proceed to a vote on independence.
This announcement comes as the Brexit shambles continue in London, as the Prime Minister deals with her own party in disarray and a Labour Party unable to agree on Brexit Policy.
Speaking after the announcement, Colin Beattie MSP said;
“I welcome the announcement from the First Minister. It is now critical that the Scottish Government make these plans to protect Scotland’s interests.
In Westminster, Scotland’s voice has continued to be ignored and we need to do all we can to protect ourselves, our jobs and prosperity.
We cannot remain in a failed union run by a morally bankrupt political elite which is completely out of touch with the ordinary people.
In direct contrast to the Westminster Brexit process, the Scottish Government are seeking to move forward to protect Scotland as best they can.”