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Brexit Hammers The UK Economy by £31 Billion

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Scotland needs independence to escape Brexit and Westminster.

The SNP has warned independence is the only way to rid Scotland of Westminster’s Brexit obsession – as new figures reveal Boris Johnson’s destructive agreement has cost the UK economy £31 billion.

New figures from the Centre for European Reform have concluded that by the end of 2021, the UK’s economy was 5% – or £31 billion – smaller than if we had remained part of the European Union.

It comes as gas, food and electricity prices continue to soar – with UK inflation rates reaching a 40-year high as the Tory-made cost of living crisis continues to spiral out of control.

Commenting, the SNP’s Westminster Depute Leader, Kirsten Oswald MP, said:

“There can be no doubt that the only way to protect Scotland from Westminster’s Brexit obsession is with independence.

“As the cost of living crisis continues to hammer households across all four nations, it has brought into sharp focus how Scotland also has a cost of living with Westminster crisis.

“The people of Scotland voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining within the European Union because they knew this outcome would follow – and yet we still have to suffer its fate.

“This is wrong and democratically unjustified.

 “That is why independence is the only realistic route for Scotland to regain its EU membership and escape this toxic Westminster system for good.”

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