December 10, 2018 / 1:14 PM / 6 months ago

Brexit vote delay is 'pathetic cowardice': Scotland's Sturgeon

FILE PHOTO: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon takes part in a press conference at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 27, 2018. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government on Monday of “pathetic cowardice” by postponing a key vote on Brexit in the UK parliament.

“This is a watershed moment and an act of pathetic cowardice by a Tory (Conservative) government which has run out of road and is now collapsing into utter chaos,” she said in a statement.

“The Prime Minister’s deal should come before the (UK parliament) immediately so that it can be voted down and we can replace Tory (Conservative) chaos with a solution that will protect jobs, living standards and Scotland’s place in Europe.”  

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary, editing by David Milliken

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