Scottish Parliament to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal

The Scottish Parliament will stage a vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal next week which will see the Prime Minister's proposal rejected, it was confirmed today.

Thursday, 29th November 2018, 2:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th November 2018, 2:25 pm

A joint statement issued by the SNP, Labour, Greens and Liberal Democrats at Holyrood confirmed they will table a single agreed motion for next week’s debate at Holyrood opposing the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration.

The four parties have 96 votes between them at Holyrood meaning they command a comfortable majority in the 129-seat Parliament ahead of the vote next Wednesday.

It comes a week before the "meaningful" vote on the deal is due to be staged in the Commons with MPs widely expected to reject the plans.

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Holyrood will stage a vote next week on the PM's Brexit deal. Pic Lisa Ferguson

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“We have been in discussion regarding a single motion for the debate next week which would be agreed by the four parties and would represent what we hope will be the overwhelming view of the Scottish Parliament," it stated.

“The day after the Prime Minister’s stage-managed visit to Scotland, during which she failed to engage with any politicians or individuals who oppose her proposals, this unique and positive cooperation between four of the five parties at Holyrood indicates Scotland’s strength of feeling on Brexit and the Prime Minister’s untenable position, as well as illustrating the isolation of the Tories on this matter.”

The Announcement comes the day after Mrs May visited Scotland to sell her deal to the people insisting it was only choice other than a calamitous "No Deal" scenario.