Announcement

Statement on referendum discussions with Scottish Government

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After the completion of referendum talks this afternoon between Michael Moore and Nicola Sturgeon, the following joint statement was issued:…

After the completion of referendum talks this afternoon between Michael Moore and Nicola Sturgeon, the following joint statement was issued:

“We have resolved the issues that remained outstanding between us and reached a positive conclusion to our discussions. The full Agreement, including the terms of the section 30 order, will now go to the First Minister and the Prime Minister for their discussion and approval.”

Welcoming the progress, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said:

“I would like to thank Nicola Sturgeon for the constructive manner in which she has conducted these negotiations over recent weeks. I am very satisfied with the position we have arrived at.

“I am confident this agreement will be approved by the Prime Minister and First Minister on Monday and that Scotland will have a legal, fair and decisive referendum to decide whether we remain part of the United Kingdom.

“I relish the prospect of getting into the real debate over Scotland’s future and putting our case to the Scottish people on why their best future lies as full members of the UK family.”