A call to moderate voters who are opposed both to independence and to a so called “hard Brexit” to back the Liberal Democrats at the General Election has come from Councillor Robert Brown, Liberal Democrat candidate for Rutherglen & Hamilton West seat 2017.
Robert Brown said that recent elections showed there was a strong majority in the constituency against independence and in favour of Europe – only the Liberal Democrats represented that majority and could unite both the constituency and the country.
Robert Brown said:
“Scotland badly needs the outward-looking, international approach of the Liberal Democrats, based on strong partnerships within the United Kingdom, the European Union, the Commonwealth and NATO. It is in our interests both to stay in the United Kingdom and to stop a hard Brexit.
The SNP want to break up Britain and the Conservatives are bent on breaking up Europe. The SNP and the Conservatives need each other – they are each other’s bogeymen. Our country needs neither of them!
The biggest threat to the United Kingdom comes from the Conservatives. The obsession of their fanatics with Europe gave us an unwanted referendum – the failure of that referendum gave Nicola Sturgeon an excuse to re-open the independence argument. In addition, they have misused the very narrow public majority for leaving the European Union to land us with a hard Brexit, falling out with our European friends along the line, and landing us with a potential exit bill of £60 billion even before we begin.
The Conservatives are a menace both to the unity of the United Kingdom and to our European future.
Only the Liberal Democrats stand four-square against independence and against a hard Brexit.”