TODAY'S BREXIT DEVELOPMENTS
A note from NICOLA STURGEON - Wednesday 14th November 2018
It is obvious that the Prime Minister can barely unite her cabinet on this deal, and it is also increasingly clear that she will struggle to get a majority for it in Parliament.
In these circumstances it is more important than ever that we are not faced with a false choice between a bad deal and no deal.
No one should be effectively blackmailed into a choice between the frying pan or the fire.
This proposed deal would be a bad one for Scotland, taking us out of a single market eight times the size of the UK market alone and posing a huge threat to jobs, investment and living standards.
If this deal is indeed rejected by Parliament then the UK Government must return to the negotiating table to secure a better one.
Our bottom line – short of continued EU membership – is continued, permanent membership of the single market and customs union.