MSP’s con­cerns at Brexit’s eco­nomic im­pact on R’glen

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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