PUBLISHED: 10:11, Thu, Oct 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:24, Thu, Oct 8, 2020
The Scottish First Minister is still banging on the drum for the Brussels bloc despite the UK edging closer to its total exit from the Union - with just days to go before a Brexit deal could be signed and agreed on October 15. Ms Sturgeon said Scotland was being “removed from the EU against our will” as she still refuses to accept the Brexit result, four years after the momentous referendum vote.
Branding Brexit a “crisis”, she said: “In the Brexit referendum of 2016, although the UK as a whole voted to Leave, people in Scotland voted overwhelmingly to Remain.
“Despite this we have been removed from the EU against our will and our pleas for the UK to say in the single market have been ignored.
“The founding values of the European Union — respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law — chime with people in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon is desperate for Scotland to remain in the EU (Image: GETTY )
The Scottish First Minister is still banging on the drum for the Brussels bloc (Image: PA)
“That’s clearly part of the reason why in recent election contests in Scotland support for political parties that wished to remain in the EU has been so strong.”
Ms Sturgeon stepped up her campaign to drag Scotland out of the Union when Britons voted to unshackle from the Brussels bloc in a Brexit referendum in June 2016.
The SNP has insisted Scotland is on course for a second independence referendum when the UK leaves the bloc.
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