Commenting on the announcement today by the First Minister that she will seek the authority of the Scottish Parliament to agree with the UK government the details of a section 30 order – the procedure that will enable the Scottish Parliament to legislate for an independence referendum – Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, said:
“The First Minister set out, clearly and concisely, the path that has taken us to this point and the plan that takes our country forward.
“The Scottish Government has given the UK Government every opportunity to recognise and reflect the desires of the Scottish in terms of maintaining a continuing relationship with the Europe Union.
“Those opportunities have been rebuffed at every turn, with Westminster showing no interest in listening to what any of the devolved administrations have to say on the matter.
“It is clear that we are facing a hard Brexit and a Tory Britain and that is not the future I want for Scotland.
I am delighted that the First Minister has outlined a course of action which will give the people of Perthshire South & Kinross-shire a choice between Brexit Britain or an independent Scotland.”