Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

IAN BLACKFORD: TIME FOR SCOTTISH LABOUR MPS TO STAND UP FOR SCOTLAND'S INTERESTS

Ian Blackford has called on Scottish Labour MPs to stand up for Scotland’s interests by rejecting the Prime Minister’s damaging Brexit deal and ruling out support for Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to help push her deal over the line.

In a letter to all Scottish Labour MPs, the SNP’s Westminster leader warned that supporting Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed Brexit plans would serve a “devastating blow” to communities across Scotland.

Commenting, Ian Blackford MP said:

“We are less than 50 days away from Brexit date and in Westminster both the Prime Minister and Leader of the so-called Opposition are leading Scotland and the UK hand in hand off the Brexit cliff-edge.

“By 2030, under a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) – the closest proxy for the Prime Minister’s proposal – GDP would be around £9 billion lower than if we stayed in the EU, equivalent to £1,600 per person in Scotland than if we remained in the EU.

“That is a price that Scotland should not be forced to pay. When the Prime Minister returns to Parliament with her deal, Scottish Labour MPs must stand up for Scotland’s economic and social interests, and reject the Prime Minister’s deal and Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to throw his support behind it.

“It is alarming that, despite the overwhelming damage that the Prime Minister’s deal will cause to Scotland, the Labour Leader would seek to support the deal. Scotland did not vote for Brexit and our nation must not be dragged out of the EU against our will.

“The negotiated agreement for the UK leaving the EU serves a devastating blow to communities across Scotland. Everything from living standards, jobs, security arrangements, market access for our vital services sector, to our world class universities are set to suffer under the terms of the Prime Minister’s deal.

“I call on Scottish Labour MPs to reject the Prime Minister’s deal, support the SNP's calls for an extension to Article 50 and back a second referendum on EU membership.”

Letter from Ian Blackford MP to Scottish Labour MPs: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4fae14f57a18ee08253ffc251/files/e0431f6d-dd3e-4203-99d6-c4ec59ad4b21/Ian_Blackford_MP.pdf

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