INDEPENDENCE OFFERS ESCAPE FOR SCOTLAND AND PROTECTION FOR PUBLIC SERVICES

November 20, 2019

First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Westminster is set to be “engulfed by Brexit chaos for years to come”, underlining the urgent need for Scotland to be able to choose a better future with independence.

 

In a keynote election speech, Nicola Sturgeon pointed out that the progress made in recent years in terms of investment across Scotland in key public services like the NHS is now at risk at the hands of the Tories.

 

The First Minister said:

 

“I doubt there is anyone in Scotland who is not heartily sick of Brexit and the chaos we’ve seen played out at Westminster night after night.

 

“But the Westminster parties have barely got going.

 

“The hard-line approach of Boris Johnson means there is every chance Scotland will be forced out of the EU next year with no trade deal.

 

“Leaving in that way will be an economic disaster.

 

“But any Brexit will hit jobs, living standards and the NHS.

 

"The truth is Westminster is going to be engulfed by Brexit chaos for years to come – with long-term damage to Scotland guaranteed.

 

“And at this election it has become clear that Westminster control means multiple threats to our NHS and to public services in Scotland.

 

"A vote for the SNP is a vote to escape Brexit.

 

"And to escape these threats to our public services."

 

ENDS

 

 

 

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