16 Sep 2019
The Scottish Conservatives are now the only party united in backing both Scotland’s decision to remain in the UK and to leave the EU, Jackson Carlaw said today.
It comes with the Liberal Democrats making it clear they now support over-turning the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw added that Ms Swinson’s refusal to accept the Brexit referendum was identical in principle to Nicola Sturgeon’s refusal to accept the result of the independence referendum.
Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw MSP said:
“Jo Swinson backed holding the Brexit referendum – but because she doesn’t like the result, she’s now saying we should ignore the will of the British people.
“She is taking her party into dangerous territory. No matter which side you campaigned for, political parties should respect the result of referendums.
“But just like Nicola Sturgeon, Jo Swinson and Willie Rennie are now saying that they get to pick and choose which referendums should be honoured and which should be ignored.
“Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon are peas from the same pod.
“It’s now clear – the Scottish Conservatives are the only party fully committed to respecting both the referendums Scotland has held in recent years.
“Only we intend to deliver on both, so that Scotland and the entire UK can put the current divisions behind us and move on.”
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