Highland MSP welcomes prospect of Scottish referendum

A Highland MSP has welcomed Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement this morning (13 March) that the First Minister will seek a second independence referendum for Scotland.

Kate Forbes MSP said that Scotland could not “drift along… hoping for the best” amidst continued uncertainty in the aftermath of Brexit, and also that there had been “no meaningful engagement” from the UK Government.

The MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch added that everyone in the country, not just politicians, will have the “opportunity to determine our future”.

Kate Forbes MSP said: “Kate Forbes, MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, said: “Scotland is at an important crossroads and we didn’t ask to be here.

“Since the referendum on EU membership, the Scottish Government has put forward various compromise positions in good faith but there has been no meaningful engagement by the UK Government.

“So, the First Minister has set out a plan for Scotland.

“This plan will protect Scotland’s interests and, when the options are clear, give people a choice between the kind of country we want to be.

“We simply cannot drift along for the next two years and hope for the best.

“Another independence referendum will give everyone in Scotland, not just the politicians, an opportunity to determine our future.”

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