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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-02628: Shona Robison (Dundee City East)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 21 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the current Brexit negotiations, what its response is to the recent European Council summit.

Answered by: Michael Russell 28 November 2018

Sunday’s European Council demonstrates that even after over two years of negotiations, the Political Declaration between the UK and EU provides little or no certainty as to our future relationship with the EU.

Yesterday the Scottish Government published our assessment of the deal, which would see Scotland significantly worse off because of the Prime Minister’s self-imposed red lines. It should be rejected by the House of Commons, and we will work tirelessly to seek a better alternative, including the option of a second referendum which offers a choice to remain.