Comment on High Court ruling

3 November 2016

Commenting on the High Court ruling on triggering Article 50, Scottish Labour Europe Spokesperson Lewis Macdonald said:

"This ruling shows that the Tories can't get away with "Brexit means Brexit" any more. Theresa May must put her negotiating objectives in front of Parliament as soon as possible, and respect both the judgement of the court and the vital role of Parliament in a democratic country.

"If the Tories go ahead with their intended appeal, the Scottish Government should line up with those seeking to defend the right of MPs to hold Tory Ministers to account.

"We share the objective of getting the best possible deal for Scotland, and we believe that the best possible deal is for the whole UK to remain as close as possible to our European neighbours."

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