MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson will voice support Tuesday for the United Kingdom to retain membership in the EU, according to a party press release.
"The advantages we gain from EU membership clearly and categorically outweigh any disadvantages that come with it. So for my part, I will be backing our national interest and urging Britain to stay within that reformed EU," Davidson is expected to say at an event for the New Direction think tank in Brussels later in the day, according to the Scottish Conservatives website.
On Friday, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland would insist upon another independence referendum if Britain votes to leave the European Union.
Cameron has pledged to hold the so-called Brexit referendum by the end of 2017. Prior to the vote, Cameron is seeking a revision of the terms of Britain’s EU membership, including greater autonomy in defining national immigration policy.