Forget independence referendum, we need to make a success of Scotland post Brexit.

The leader of the Scottish Conservative party has come out today making the case that when Scotland leaves the EU as part of the United Kingdom, Scotland needs to work with the government to find constructive solutions to make Scotland a success after Brexit is finished.

Mr Carlow Sid that the Scottish Conservative party will be pushing this in the coming Scottish election. According to the Express Mr Carlaw said: “It is a huge challenge. “It is also an opportunity but if we meet it the challenge and we prepare ourselves to take advantage of the opportunity then I hope Scotland can prosper within the United Kingdom outside the European Union. 

“One of the key things in all of that and this will be our argument again next May is how much more successful is Scotland likely to be not picking a fight with the Government in Westminster. 

“Instead, working with the Government at Westminster constructively to find solutions so that the whole of the United Kingdom together makes a success outside of the European Union.” Mr Carlaw blasted Scotland’s First Minister’s plan to secure another independence referendum as empty rhetoric. 

Mr Carlaw said: “I don’t think she has got a plan B. “I think that Nicola Sturgeon’s plan B is to keep shouting about this and hope that enough people who support independence will believe her and continue to pursue what I think is empty rhetoric. “She hasn’t got a plan B. “Constitutionally matters are reserved to the UK Parliament. “There is no legal way to hold a referendum.” 

He continued: “We promised people six years ago that it would be a once in a generation referendum. “We can debate how long a generation is, but we know what it is not. “It is not five years and it is not 10. “So there is no prospect in my view of Nicola Sturgeon being able to hold a referendum this year.” The first referendum on Scottish independence was held in 2014. Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom with a majority of 55 percent.

 

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