The SNP has hit out at the soaring costs incurred as part of the UK government’s disastrous Brexit deal, as new estimates suggest it could now cost more than £40 billion.
Highlighting the huge sum that Scotland faces paying after being dragged out of the UK against its will, Deputy Westminster Leader Kirsten Oswald MP said the latest figures were a stark reminder of the true cost of remaining under Westminster control.
SNP Deputy Westminster Leader Kirsten Oswald MP said:
“Not only have the Tories dragged Scotland out of the EU – they’re now presenting people here with a huge bill for their Brexit disaster.
“Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are hitting Scotland’s economy hard with their extreme Brexit and to add insult to injury have left the country with a soaring bill to the tune of tens of billions of pounds.
“Scotland did not vote to leave the EU, and Tory incompetence only deepens the already great cost of Brexit.
“These spiralling figures show plainly that Scotland cannot afford the price of Westminster control and that we would be better off as an independent country as part of the world’s largest single market.”