Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:15

POLL - Strong and growing support for Scotland's place in Europe

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SNP WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE POSITIVE, PROGRESSIVE CASE FOR EU

The SNP has today welcomed the results of a new poll showing strong and growing support in Scotland for our continued membership of the European Union – and pledged to make the positive, progressive case for the social benefits of EU membership from now until polling day.

An ICM poll for the Scotsman shows support for staying in Europe up four points to 54 per cent – compared to only 32 per cent support for Brexit.  With don’t knows removed, this represents 63 per cent support for continuing Scotland’s membership of the EU.  

As part of the SNP’s drive to make the progressive case for EU membership, the First Minister will today join with Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and Green MP Caroline Lucas to highlight the importance of the social benefits of being part of Europe.

Commenting, SNP In Europe Campaign Director Humza Yousaf MSP said:

“This is another welcome poll showing strong and growing support in Scotland for our place in Europe.

“But we take absolutely nothing for granted and will continue working hard highlighting the key social benefits of our EU membership right up until June 23rd.

“EU membership brings real benefits to people in Scotland.  Our membership supports jobs, investment, exports, collective security and so many of the social and employment protections we often take for granted.

“There is a strong, positive, progressive case for staying in Europe and the SNP will make it loudly and clearly over the next month – and everyone who wants to see the UK vote to remain in the EU should commit to doing the same.”

Notes:

Details of the poll can be found here: http://www.scotsman.com/news/support-for-remain-strengthening-in-scotland-new-poll-shows-1-4135103

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