3 June 2015
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones to Bute House for their first meeting since the general election.
The meeting covered a range of issues, with agreement reached that the two nations would work together to fight the UK Government’s plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.
The two First Ministers are also both strongly committed to making a positive case for the UK to remain a member of the EU and committed to fighting the continued austerity agenda.
The First Minister said:
In Scotland we are proud of our stance on human rights – and I am clear that any reduction in current human rights safeguards will threaten fundamental freedoms to which everyone in a modern democratic society is entitled.
“I have already set out that we see the European Union as vital for our economy – and we will make an overwhelmingly positive case for continued membership. We also agreed that any decision to leave the EU, taken against the wishes of the people of Wales or Scotland, would be unacceptable and steps must be taken to ensure this does not happen.”
— Mark Drakeford (@fmwales) June 3, 2015