24 October 2019
The First Minister was in London to join forces with Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford to express their opposition to the UK Government’s Withdrawal Agreement.
The First Ministers stressed that Brexit will not only damage devolution, but it will also be disastrous for the economies of both Scotland and Wales.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
The UK Government has sought to pass the Withdrawal Bill through Westminster without an opportunity for detailed scrutiny in either the UK or Scottish Parliaments. That is unacceptable.
It is imperative that this Bill is subject to detailed scrutiny in all of the UK’s legislatures and that the views of the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are taken into account.
Any form of Brexit will damage our economy, which is why the Scottish Government has been clear and consistent that the best option for the future wellbeing and prosperity of Scotland is to stay in the European Union.”
Read the First Minister’s opening remarks from the press conference.
You can watch the press conference here
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) October 23, 2019