PressTV-Scotland FM calls for alternative to May’s Brexit deal

Scotland’s National Party (SNP) leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for an alternative contingency plan in order to avoid a probable no-deal Brexit, speaking to British Prime Minister Theresa May in London.

“I used today’s meeting with the prime minister to reiterate that it cannot – and must not – be a false choice between her proposed deal and a no-deal outcome,” said Sturgeon after the Monday meeting.

The Scottish First Minister further explained that the prospect of a no-deal Brexit would be “utterly disastrous for jobs, business and living standards” and that a “workable alternative” to May’s Brexit plan is needed.

“That means there should be an extension to the Article 50 process, and we will join with those from other parties in trying to secure such an extension,” added Sturgeon.

The Article 50 process is the legal and political withdrawal process from the European Union. Extending it would keep the UK in the EU…

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