2023-01-31 04:45:51

Brexit unmitigated disaster for Scotland, say SNP and Greens

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The Independent
By Dan Barker

Holyroods governing parties have said Scottish independence is the only way to escape the unmitigated disaster of Brexit as the UK marks the third anniversary of leaving the bloc.

Then-prime minister Boris Johnson led the country out of the European Union and into its transition period on January 31 2020, but both the Scottish Greens and the SNP on Tuesday hit out at the UKs performance since it then split from Brussels.

Stephen Flynn, SNP leader in Westminster, said that it is clearer than ever that Scotlands best future is in Europe, not under Westminster control.

Ross Greer, Scottish Green MSP and the partys Europe spokesman, said Brexit had been an unmitigated disaster which was based on snake oil promises by Tory fantasists who wanted to live out their isolationist and imperialist fantasies.

Mr Flynn, who became leader of the SNP in the Commons in December, said: The past three years show Brexit has been an unmitigated disaster for the UK economy, public services and cost of living.

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