Theresa May has declared that the Scottish government and Nicola Sturgeon should back her Brexit deal and proposals, shortly after her talks with Sturgeon the First Minister of Scotland.
May also insisted that Scotland must not “sow the politics of division”.
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May claimed that all corners of the United Kingdom must rally behind her deal, it has already been agreed by the cabinet.
Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party voiced concerns that the UK may well end up leaving the European Union without a deal.
Nicola Sturgeon said; “My concern about the increasing prospect of a no deal Brexit certainly wasn’t allayed in that meeting.
“We discussed obviously the position around the Chequers agreement. The prime minister’s position continues to be that she thinks Chequers is the basis of an agreement on the future relationship, notwithstanding that everybody else thinks that it’s not.”
The government in Scotland make no secret of their intention for the UK to remain a member of the Single Market and Customs Union after Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The Scottish government have made repeated attempts to call for the UK to stay in the Single Market and Customs Union.
In the past they have adamantly refused to back the European Withdrawal Bill.
Reportedly the Supreme Court are considering their options to mount a Westminster challenge.
Theresa May claimed the government was; “working to get a good deal for the whole of the United Kingdom”.
“I think it is incumbent on all parts of the United Kingdom to be supporting the proposals that we’re putting forward in their interaction with Brussels,” she said.
“I think it important we see those proposals being supported, rather than sadly what I fear we see here which is an attempt to sow the politics of division.
“We’re working to get a good deal, we’ve put forward a proposal that delivers on the Brexit vote, that protects jobs and livelihoods here in the UK, that will be good for all parts of the United Kingdom, that ensures we have that clear good trading relationship in the future with the European Union, and that delivers on other issues people want.”
When quizzed on whether Scotland should have a second referendum, Theresa May claimed the focus should be on Brexit and the UK, she said; “The Scottish people voted in 2014, they had a referendum, they gave a clear decision they wanted Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom,” she said.
“I believe what we should be doing now is working and getting on with the job of delivering on the future of the United Kingdom, that’s about Brexit, it is about getting a good Brexit deal, it is about all the other issues like the industrial strategy, like the city deals.”
Mrs. May had shortly before her speech signed a £1.3bn so called “city deal” for Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon.
Is Theresa May trying to bribe and woo Sturgeon with money and words? Nicola Sturgeon is interested in two things; Keeping Scotland in the Single Market and Customs Union and finding a way to let a British Prime Minister allow her to hold a second referendum. At least for now Mrs. May is not interested in giving into Nicola Sturgeon’s demands.
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