Mundell Must Step Aside as Brexit Humiliation Continues

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday June 6 2018

Tommy Sheppard MP (pictured) has called on Tory Scottish Secretary David Mundell to ‘step aside and make way' to be replaced as Brexit chaos worsens by the day.

Tommy Sheppard MP made the calls at Scottish Questions at Westminster today as concerns grow that Scotland’s interests are being side-lined and forgotten.

David Mundell previously told the House of Commons that he wanted to ensure the Scottish Parliament has more powers and responsibilities than it does today, and that ‘any frameworks should not be imposed’.

However, the current proposals in the Brexit Bill would see all powers from Brussels initially return to Westminster before some are passed on to the devolved legislatures in full and others are incorporated into UK wide frameworks.

Tommy Sheppard MP commented:

"The Scottish Secretary must step aside and make way for someone who can work with the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish MPs to ensure the best Brexit deal for the people of Scotland.

“He should be standing up for Scotland and fighting for our interests as this Brexit chaos worsens day by day – but he is nowhere to be seen.

"With David Mundell at the helm – the Tories think they can do anything to Scotland and get away with it.

“It takes a special kind of arrogance to pursue a policy that is supported by only one of Scotland's five political parties and less than a quarter of the members of the Scottish parliament.

‘’This is the first Scottish Secretary in history who has sought to lessen the say that people in Scotland to have over their own affairs.

“He is supposed to be Scotland’s man in London but whenever the UK Government takes a major decision he’s not invited to the table - and whenever the UK Government makes a decision that goes against Scotland’s interests, he goes into hiding rather than doing his job of challenging it.

"As David Mundell is increasingly side-lined and forgotten - he is letting us all down by failing to lift a finger to protect our national interests.

“Once again it falls to the SNP to stand up for Scotland."



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