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UK Trade Plummets to Worse Level Since Records Began

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Independence is now the only way to escape Westminster’s Brexit obsession, the SNP has warned, after new analysis revealed the UK’s trade performance fell to its worst level since records began.
 
The UK’s current account deficit now sits at 8.3% of GDP – increasing from an average of 2.6% across all of 2021.
 
The SNP’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, Drew Hendry MP, said the impact of Brexit proves that Scotland would benefit from joining the ranks of similar sized independent neighbouring countries who continuously outperform the UK on wealth, happiness and fairness.
 
Referencing the Scottish Government’s ‘Building a New Scotland’ paper, Mr Hendry said Scotland has endless potential if it chooses independence.
 
Commenting, the SNP’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, Drew Hendry MP, said:
 
“This is just the latest in a long list of reports that highlight the catastrophic impact Brexit has had on the UK’s trade.
 
“Instead of attempting to resolve these issues though, Westminster continue to bury their head in the sand and kid on their Brexit obsession will come good. 
 
“In stark contrast, the Scottish Government have set out a vision for Scotland to escape this Brexit nightmare – highlighting aims to build strong links with our closest trading partners, neighbours and allies. 
 
“The ‘Building a New Scotland’ paper explains in no uncertain terms that Scotland can become a wealthier, fairer and happier society with independence.
 
“With Keir Starmer and Anas Sarwar also refusing to discuss the possibility of re-joining the EU, there is now only one clear path for Scotland – and that is independence.”

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