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PM is setting up ‘another cliff edge’ over Brexit delay

6th Apr 19 12:09 pm

Nicola Sturgeon Scotland’s first minister has accused the prime minister of setting up, “potentially another cliff edge” over her request to Donald Tusk to delay Brexit.

Speaking to BBC Scotland Sturgeon said, “The sensible thing to do, in my view, and it seems as if this might be the EU’s view as well, is to have a longer extension to allow time for this issue to go back to the people in another referendum rather than continue to have these short-term cliff edges.

“The first priority, of course, must be to avoid a no-deal exit at the end of next week – but beyond that give some time and space now for some sensible ways forward to be found.”

Willie Rennie, the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader said, “The EU has been clear that we must have a clear purpose for any extension.

“It’s time for the prime minister to admit that the best way to make this mess go away is a People’s Vote, giving the people the chance to have their say on her catastrophic handling of Brexit.”

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