Can I start by thanking the First Minister for making her statement and her apology on behalf of the Scottish Government. It is an important thing to do.
“From day one this was bad news also because most of my funding has come from EU. When the government announced that the status of EU citizens would be part of the negotiations my decision to leave became final: if I would talk about our dogs that way my spouse would kick me out of the house.”
These are the words of a Professor, an EU national, who previously lived in Scotland for more than 10 years, but has already moved to elsewhere in EU – because of Brexit.
Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen would each lose billions of pounds in economic output if the UK Government follows through with its threat of walking away from the EU without a trade deal, following fresh research by the London School of Economics (LSE).