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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:08 PM

Scottish and Welsh parliaments unite against no-deal Brexit

The First Ministers of Scotland and Wales have joined together to tell the Prime Minister her "reckless" behaviour over Brexit "must stop now".

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Welsh counterpart Mark Drakeford spoke out after politicians in Edinburgh and Cardiff took a "united and historic step" to vote against both Theresa May's withdrawal deal and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

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Afterwards the two first ministers said: "For the first time in the 20-year history of devolution, the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament voted simultaneously to oppose a damaging no-deal Brexit.

"The vast majority of members across both chambers voted in agreement that a no-deal outcome would be completely unacceptable and that an extension to Article 50 is the best way forward to protect Wales, Scotland and the UK as a whole."

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In Edinburgh MSPs overwhelmingly passed a motion stating this by 87 votes to 27 with one abstention, while in Cardiff a similar motion was approved by 37 votes to 13.

https://stv.tv/news/politics/1436043-scottish-and-welsh-parliaments-unite-against-no-deal-brexit/

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Reply Scottish and Welsh parliaments unite against no-deal Brexit (Original post)
Denzil_DC Mar 2019 OP
Soph0571 Mar 2019 #1
Denzil_DC Mar 2019 #2
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 2019 #3
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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:09 PM

1. To be fair I think Wales has a nerve...

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:11 PM

2. You have a point!

But I think what's at stake has become a bit clearer since the referendum.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:17 PM

3. Care to explain that ???

"Wales - England's first colony" (All apologies to Fy ffrind, Geardaddy :hi

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:14 AM

4. Well they did vote to leave...

... of course we cannot have a no deal Brexit, but I reckon if you went into the valleys that is not what they would be saying,.... it is a bit like Scarborough, they voted to leave but want special measures because of fishing rights and what a no deal could do to their local fishermen.... BUT YOU VOTED TO LEAVE!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 08:44 PM

5. Excuse me, I didn't vote to endorse this.

Please remember that there was an astounding disinformation campaign going on prior to this vote. Many people who DID vote for this were seriously misinformed about what it all meant.

Reports have been published since the vote that reveal the level of Russian influence and interference behind the vote. Never forget that one of Putin's MAJOR goals is to disrupt, diminish and destroy Western democracies. His bot-farms were running at full-tilt prior to the vote on Brexit. Many who did vote for it have said that they were influenced by "news sources" that later proved not to be legitimate at all.

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