Paisley’s MSP has called on Boris Johnson to apologise during his flying visit to Scotland, after a new report found that people in Renfrewshire have already been left £309.44 million worse off as a result of Brexit.
The new analysis, published from experts at Warwick University, found that nationally Scotland is now £3.9 billion worse off thanks to Brexit and has already lost £736 per head of population.
Separately, Scottish Government analysis has revealed that ending the transition period in 2020 could cut £3billion from the Scottish economy in just two years – on top of the impact of coronavirus.
Commenting, Paisley’s MSP, George Adam said:
“This new analysis makes clear that any form of Brexit will inflict major harm on Scotland’s economy – with people in Paisley already significantly worse off thanks to Boris Johnson. It is quite frankly deplorable to leave our towns and cities so economically disadvantaged for something we didn’t even vote for.
“These Tory Brexiteers at Westminster want to drag Scotland out of the EU against our will, and in the middle of a global pandemic that is exactly the last thing our economy needs.
“The people of our town didn’t vote for this Tory government and they certainly didn’t vote for Brexit – but Boris Johnson simply doesn’t care. I am absolutely appalled – but unfortunately not surprised – at his treatment of the Scottish people and it is incredibly worrying to see families in our town facing a loss of thousands when things are already hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With Westminster hell-bent on taking a wrecking ball to our economy, it is clearer than ever that the only way to protect Scotland’s interests, her people, and our place in Europe is to become an independent country.”