Motion S5M-05904: EU Draft Proposals For Brexit

31 May 2017

That the Parliament welcomes the publication on 29 May 2017 of the EU’s draft proposals for the Brexit negotiations; understands that two draft papers have been released, which lay out the EU’s position regarding citizens’ rights and any financial settlement; notes what it sees as the transparent method employed by the EU; believes that this is in stark contrast to what it considers to be the secretive and chaotic negotiating style of the UK Government; acknowledges that negotiations of such scale and magnitude have the potential to impact hugely on UK and EU citizens, and calls on the UK Government to take what it believes should be a more transparent and open approach to the negotiations in order to increase the chances of an advantageous, sensible and amicable deal for the people of Scotland, the other nations of the UK, and the EU.