MSP’s concerns at Brexit’s economic impact on R’glen
Clare Haughey MSP has raised concerns about the economic impact of Brexit on Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
Recent analysis has suggested leaving the European Union could cost the Scottish economy as much as £11.2billion by the year 2030.
The SNP member argued the figure meant maintaining Scotland’s place in the EU was vital.
Ms Haughey said: “Rutherglen benefits massively from Scotland’s membership of the European Union, opening up markets and making it easier for businesses to invest in our skilled workforce.
“This research has shown the only way to protect the economy of our area is for Scotland to protect our relationship with the EU.
“The Scottish Government is quite rightly exploring all options in order to keep Scotland in the EU and to ensure that we are not dragged out against our will.
“It would be intolerable for this to happen, and the Scottish Government analysis shows the deeply damaging impact this would have on jobs, investment and prosperity in Rutherglen, Cambuslang and across Scotland.
“To see that up to £11.2bn could be lost from Scotland’s economy every year is very worrying indeed – and shows how unbelievably misguided the Tory government’s plans are.”