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Sturgeon says Scotland and UK on ‘increasingly’ different political paths

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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that Scotland and the rest of the UK are “increasingly” on different political paths.

On Monday the Scottish SNP leader spoke of the Brexit “horror show” over the leadership contest that has illustrated the gap between the politics of the north and south of the border.

Speaking to the European Policy Centre think tank in Brussels Sturgeon said, “The people of Scotland have to have a choice before it’s too late to stop the damage of Brexit being done.

“Increasingly, Scotland and the UK are on different political paths. We have to confront whether the better response to that is to have the ability to be independent and shape our own future.”

Furthermore, she made it very clear that Scotland are seeking to stay in the European Union.

She said, “We also want to contribute Scotland’s ideas and talents to Europe’s shared challenges and to uphold and exemplify our shared values.”

Speaking ahead of the trip she said, “People living in Scotland have shown once again that they comprehensively reject Brexit and want to remain as a European nation.

“Membership of the EU not only has huge economic benefits for Scotland but is the basis of the core values we share around democracy, equality, co-operation and human rights.

“My engagements in Brussels are an opportunity to outline the Scottish Government’s support for those values and how they contribute to a better Scotland, Europe and wider world.

“On issues such as climate change and tackling inequality we can all work together to ensure the wellbeing of our citizens, as well as the wealth of member states.”




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