UK & Scottish Governments agree Brexit will be disaster for Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon, referring to the UK Government’s leaked Brexit analysis, said they made clear that “leaving the EU will, in all circumstances, harm the economy of every nation and region in the UK” and that the findings underlined the case that remaining in the single market and customs union would “minimise the economic harm”.

The leaked UK Government’s analysis reflects the Scottish Government’s own Brexit analysis, which showed that the Scottish economy would contract by 8.5 per cent under a no deal hard Brexit, which will cost everyone in Scotland £2,300 a year by 2030, a loss to Scotland of £12.7 billion a year.

“When the Scottish Government published our own impartial analysis a few weeks ago, showing an extreme Brexit could cost each person in Scotland £2,300 a year, the Tories accused us of scaremongering – now we find out that behind the scenes they agreed with us,” the First Minister said.