Responding to the Chancellor's budget this afternoon, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
"In four years the UK economy will be £45 billion smaller than was estimated as recently as March and that is the optimistic projection.
This is the cold reality of Brexit Britain. All the major economies in the western world are currently going through a period of persistent growth while the Britain has gone from top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone.
“This is self inflicted damage. It speaks volume when this government plans to spend more money on Brexit than the NHS. The Brexit juggernaut is careering towards us at great speed.”