Council Leaders back call for People's Vote

Scotland’s Council Leaders have today (Friday) backed the call for a People’s Vote in relation to Brexit.


The decision was taken at a meeting of Council Leaders in Edinburgh.


Commenting on the decision COSLA’s President Councillor Alison Evison said:  “COSLA’s position was a strong one for remaining a member of the EU.  It was two years ago and it is now.  Along with families and communities, councils are deeply worried about where we now are. 


“A big hit on our economy will mean an increase in local poverty, fewer resources locally to plan and deliver our services, no structured programme to support our local economies and real threats to all aspects of our import and export trade. 


“The bottom line is that we must not end up with a ‘No Deal’ by default.   A ‘No deal’ would cause real pain in communities right across Scotland so all politicians have to come forward and do the right thing and that includes the UK Parliament on December 11th.


“A People’s Vote is a practical way to get out of the constitutional crisis we are in.”  

Article published: 
Fri, 30/11/2018 - 14:31