I was stunned to hear the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy refuse to deny that he believes the Prime Minister’s deal will leave us worse off than remaining in the EU.
Both the Scottish Government and UK Government have shown that remaining in the EU is the best option for our economy, and the Prime Minister’s deal will leave us significantly poorer compared with staying in the EU. It is deeply concerning that the people of Scotland, who voted by a significant margin to remain in the EU, is to be dragged out of it only to be poorer as a result.
It is deeply distressing that the Secretary of State for Business is supporting a deal that will harm our economy and will significantly impact adversely on businesses across the country. It is unprecedented that a Government would pursue a strategy it knows will have such negative impacts on the economy, jobs and living standards, and is even willing to countenance the disaster of a no-deal Brexit.
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