Hyslop Backs Plans to Keep Scotland in Single Market Following Brussels Visit
Following her recent visit to Brussels on Monday, 16th January, local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop, who also has responsibility in the Scottish Government for International Engagement, has reiterated proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market.
The Scottish Government’s Paper – “Scotland’s Place in Europe” – was published in December and outlined the SNP’s determination for Scotland to remain in the European single market. The paper also outlined substantial new powers that should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament as a result of Brexit.
Commenting, Fiona said;
“While I believe that full EU membership remains the best position for Scotland, the new proposals put forward by the Scottish Government set out a compromise which would protect Scotland’s interests and would mitigate the damage Brexit will cause.
“At the heart of the plan is keeping Scotland in the European Single Market. That is vital for jobs, investment and our long-term prosperity, which are all seriously threatened by a hard Brexit choice.
“Although the majority of people in West Lothian voted to Remain in the EU, a large portion of the constituency did not. What is important now is securing the best possible deal for everyone across Scotland and I believe that being part of the European Single Market is essential to accomplishing this.”
To read the Scottish Government’s Paper on Scotland’s Place in Europe, click here: