Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:28

PUBLIC deserve a proper plan - not scribbled notes

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Photos taken outside Downing Street this afternoon after a key meeting with senior Tory ministers have captured revealing notes, compounding suspicions that the UK government has no plan on Brexit.

The notes detail the Tory government desperately scrabbling to formulate a strategy for Britain leaving the EU, including hopes for a deal on the single market without any guarantees, ruling out transitional arrangements and appear to suggest “bringing an end to negotiations” that, by the Tories own account, are yet to begin.

The SNP has seized on the embarrassing Tory blunder, demanding a proper plan from the UK government on Brexit as opposed to just scribbled notes.

Commenting, SNP Europe spokesperson Stephen Gethins MP said:

“At every turn it becomes increasingly clear that the Tories have no plan for Brexit and now it’s clear they’re just trying to make it up as they go along.

“While the SNP has emphasised at every stage the importance of remaining within the single market, the UK government are simply crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. But governing on a wing and prayer when our future in Europe is at stake is completely reckless.

“These notes reveal a government with no direction, and no clue. And worryingly those in favour of taking us out of the EU appear set to cut off their nose to spite their face – with an apparent call to end any negotiations with Europe before they've properly begun and already wishing to pull the plug on the prospect of transitional arrangements.

“These scribbled papers, however scant, seem to be the only plan the UK Government has and stand starkly in contrast to the very clear plans set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the aftermath of the EU Referendum.

"If they weren't so deeply troubling, these revelations would be risible. Public patience has worn thin with stonewalling and obfuscating from the UK government – it’s now high time they set out a proper plan on leaving the EU as opposed to hastily jotted down notes, so short on substance.”


Downing Street Brexit note - http://order-order.com/2016/11/28/downing-street-brexit-notes-transcribed/