NEW REPORT: TORY BREXIT HAS LEFT EVERY PERSON IN FIFE £1950 WORSE OFF

Published date : 24 Jul 2020

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has called on Boris Johnson to apologise during his flying visit to Scotland, after a new report found that people in Fife have already been left £1950 worse off as a result of Brexit.

 

The new analysis, published from experts at Warwick University, found that nationally Scotland is now £3.9 billion worse off thanks to Brexit and has already lost £736 per head of population.

 

Separately, Scottish Government analysis has revealed that ending the transition period in 2020 could cut £3billion from the Scottish economy in just two years - on top of the impact of coronavirus.

 

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

 

“This new analysis makes clear that any form of Brexit will inflict major harm on Scotland’s economy – with people in Fife having already been left £1950 worse off thanks to Boris Johnson.

 

“These Tory Brexiteers at Westminster want to drag Scotland out of the EU against our will. In the middle of a global pandemic that’s the last thing our economy needs.

 

“The people of Fife didn’t vote for this Tory government and they certainly didn’t vote for Brexit – but Boris Johnson simply doesn’t care.

 

"With Westminster hellbent on taking a wrecking ball to our economy, it's clearer than ever that the only way to protect Scotland's interests and our place in Europe is to become an independent country."

 

ENDS

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