British PM Appeals for UK Stability amid Brexit PreparationsEurope | March 3, 2017, Friday @ 16:56| 65 views
Theresa May. Photo: Wikipedia
As Britain finds a new international role post-Brexit, the stability of the UK will be crucial.
That plea from the British Prime Minister in a speech in Scotland, where there is increasing talk of a new referendum on independence if the nation is forced into leaving the EU.
Theresa May insisted there is no economic case for breaking up the United Kingdom.
She cited one example that concerns Scotland.
“India, our Commonwealth partner, is one of the world’s largest spirits markets. But within the EU, Scotch whisky faces a tariff of 150 percent for selling to India.
“And Scotch whisky, the world’s preeminent spirit has just a one percent share of the Indian market.
“I am determined that we should do better than that for our key industries.”
May launched a scathing attack on the ruling Scottish National Party, accusing it of being “obsessed” with independence, with policies “not in the best interests of Scotland”.
In last year’s Brexit vote, the majority of Scottish voters wanted to remain in the EU, while England and Wales voted to leave.