Scotland’s First Minister mentioned she was “preventing” for a European future as she visited Berlin.
5 years on from Scots voting to remain within the UK within the 2014 independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon was within the German capital to speak to authorities and enterprise leaders there.
Whereas the UK is because of go away the European Union on the finish of October, Ms Sturgeon careworn that Scotland was an “outward-looking European nation” – as she pledged to do “all the things” in her energy to attempt to halt a doable no-deal Brexit.
Two years after Scots rejected independence, voters backed maintaining the UK within the EU – nevertheless the UK as a complete voted to depart.
Ms Sturgeon tweeted: “In #indyref UK politicians instructed us that independence would see us thrown out of the EU.
“Immediately, 5 years on, I’m in Germany preventing for an EU future that we stand to lose as a result of we’re not impartial. Scotland’s future belongs in Scotland’s arms. #StillYes #indyref2.”
The First Minister, who’s assembly the German Europe minister Michael Roth in addition to members of the German Council on Overseas Relations and the German Chambers of Commerce, insisted that Scotland’s “need for continued EU membership is about excess of self-interest”.
The SNP chief added: “The EU’s basic values are ones we cherish – freedom, democracy, the rule of regulation, equality, and respect for human dignity and human rights.
“Scotland clearly advantages from EU membership.
“It’s good for our companies, our universities, and our folks – who’ve the liberty to check, stay and work throughout the continent.
“Scotland has additionally been enriched by the numerous EU residents who’ve achieved us the honour of constructing Scotland their house.
“There may be nonetheless a really actual danger of the UK leaving the European Union with no deal. That might injury our financial system and communities and I’ll do all the things in my energy to cease that taking place.
“With the present Brexit deadline approaching it is vital that our pals and neighbours within the EU know that Scotland stays a dedicated European nation and that we are going to proceed to work with our EU nations on key points together with tackling the local weather emergency.
“At a time when the rule-based worldwide order is beneath menace, the EU exemplifies the advantages of co-operation and solidarity.
“For all of those causes Scotland sees the EU as a pure house.”