Speaking in response to today’s Autumn Statement, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
“The Chancellor’s announcements show that the true cost of Brexit is slower growth, higher inflation, higher borrowing and lower tax receipts. It puts public services across the country at risk.
“Today’s official figures from the OBR reveal a £220 billion Brexit black hole - hundreds of billions taken out our economy when we need it most.
“Between the Government’s hapless handling of Brexit, and Labour‘s lack of opposition, the country can see that this isn’t good enough.
“Scottish Liberal Democrats want to keep the UK and Scotland in the single market and the EU. We do that by making sure people get a chance to vote on the final deal. The alternative is a blank cheque Brexit very few people voted for anywhere in Britain.”