The SNP has said “Scotland’s best future is in Europe, not under Westminster control” – as the UK marks the third anniversary of Brexit.
With the Tories and pro-Brexit Labour Party both ruling out any return to the EU or single market, Stephen Flynn MP said “Independence is now the only way for Scotland to escape Brexit decline and regain our place in Europe”.
It comes amid mounting evidence of the long-term damage Brexit has done to the UK economy, trade and cost of living – and with growing majority support in Scotland for rejoining the EU.
Commenting, SNP leader in Westminster Stephen Flynn MP said:
“As the UK marks the third anniversary of Brexit, it’s clearer than ever that Scotland’s best future is in Europe, not under Westminster control.
“The past three years show Brexit has been an unmitigated disaster for the UK economy, public services and cost of living.
“It has cost billions, reduced trade, squeezed growth, hammered household incomes – and provided none of the so-called benefits that were promised.
“With the Tories and pro-Brexit Labour Party ruling out any return to the EU, or the world’s biggest single market – there’s no route back to Europe under Westminster control.
“Independence is now the only way for Scotland to escape Brexit decline and regain our place in Europe.
“While Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer are engaged in a conspiracy of silence over the damage Brexit is doing, polls show an overwhelming majority of Scots want to rejoin the EU.
“By becoming an independent country, Scotland can regain the huge benefits of EU membership and build a stronger, prosperous economy for the future.”