Nicola Sturgeon And Sadiq Khan Lead Calls For Special Brexit Measures For Remain Areas

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Nicola Sturgeon and Sadiq Khan are leading calls for other parts of the UK to be given special measures on Brexit following reports that Northern Ireland could remain part of the single market and Customs Union.

The leaders, who both represent areas which strongly backed Remain during the 2016 Referendum, said there would be “huge ramifications” if Theresa May allowed the rumoured concessions for Northern Ireland.

First Minister Sturgeon used the news to push her case that Scotland should also be allowed to remain the in the single market post-Brexit, retaining “regulatory alignment with the EU”.

“Right now, Ireland is powerfully demonstrating the importance of being independent when it comes to defending your vital national interests,” she said in a tweet this afternoon.

“If one part of the UK can retain regulator alignment with EU and effectively stay in the single market (which is the right solution for Northern Ireland) there is surely no good practical reason why others can’t,” she added.

Scotland voted strongly in favour of staying in the EU during the 2016 Referendum, with all 32 council areas backing Remain.

Right now, Ireland is powerfully demonstrating the importance of being independent when it comes to defending your vital national interests

— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) December 4, 2017

If one part of UK can retain regulatory alignment with EU and effectively stay in the single market (which is the right solution for Northern Ireland) there is surely no good practical reason why others can’t.

— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) December 4, 2017

News about a potential deal for Northern Ireland has also led to other parts of the UK – including London – to seek exemption from a hard Brexit, with political commentators warning it could have “huge implications for devolution”.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, wrote on social media this afternoon: “Huge ramifications for London if Theresa May has conceded that it’s possible for part of the UK to remain within the single market and customs union after Brexit.

“Londoners overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU and a similar deal here could protect tens of thousands of jobs.” …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Tec

      

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