Scott: Growing numbers recognising Brexit will be a bad deal


Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott has today said that the Government should have the courage to let people in the UK decide whether to accept the deal at the end of the process as new research revealed that more than half of those surveyed believes that Brexit will leave the economy worse off and more than half believe we will get a bad deal across the whole of the UK.

The research from Professor Sir John Curtice's National Centre for Social Research shows that 69% of Scots think the UK Gov is handling Brexit badly. The research also shows that 63% would accept free movement to keep free trade, 63% want no diversion from the rest of the UK on immigration and 67% want no diversion on trade from the rest of the UK.

Commenting on the research, Mr Scott said:

"Opinion is united across the UK and Scotland that Brexit is bad news for jobs, people and our future.

"Growing numbers of people across the UK now believe Brexit will harm the economy as a bad deal appears ever more likely. People did not vote to be worse off, for food to cost more and for the cost of business to rise.

"This shows why the Government should have the courage to let people in the UK decide whether to accept the deal at the end of the process.

"Given that opinions north and south of the border are united, Nicola Sturgeon should drop her threats of a fresh push for independence. She will not win it as her own MPs have publicly said."


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