NEW ANALYSIS: BORIS JOHNSON’S BREXIT DEAL WOULD LEAVE MIDLOTHIAN AND EAST LOTHIAN RESIDENTS £1,600 WORSE OFF SNP MSP: VOTE SNP AND ESCAPE NEVER ENDING BREXIT CHAOS
New analysis from the Scottish Government has found that Boris Johnson’s revised Brexit deal would leave people in Midlothian and East Lothian the equivalent of £1,600-a-person worse off by 2030.
The analysis also found that Scotland’s GDP would fall by around £9 billion compared to projections if we stayed in the EU.
With a general election confirmed for 12th December, local MSP Colin Beattie has called on voters in Midlothian and East Lothian to back the SNP if they want to escape the chaos of Brexit.
Colin is also encouraging his constituents to make sure they are registered to vote online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Commenting, SNP MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh said:
“This upcoming election will be one of the most important on living memory – so it’s absolutely crucial that people here in Midlothian and East Lothian are registered to vote.
“Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit, but the Tories at Westminster are hell bent on dragging Scotland out of the EU against our will.
“Today’s analysis has made clear that any form of Brexit will inflict major harm on Scotland’s economy – costing hard working families right here in Lothian £1,600 per person.
“We can’t let Boris Johnson cut us off from the world, putting thousands of jobs at stake in the process. It’s time for action not words – let’s use this election to send Westminster a message that we’ve had enough.
“Vote SNP on 12th December and escape the never ending chaos of Brexit.”