Commenting on Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit speech and the Scottish Government’s new paper, ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe: Our Way Forward’, Scottish Labour for the Single Market co-chair Ian Murray MP said:
“There is no such thing as a good Brexit, and the First Minister is right to state that UK membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union is the least-worst option for our economy.
“Given the problems with solving the border issue in Ireland, this is the only practical solution. It will also safeguard up to 80,000 jobs in Scotland.
“However, the SNP must not use the Brexit chaos to pursue its dream of breaking-up Britain. Nicola Sturgeon’s suggestion of a differential deal for Scotland would move the Northern Irish problem to the border between Scotland and England. You can’t solve one problem by creating another – but we know this is part of the SNP’s drive for independence.
“Voters don’t want political game-playing from either the Tories or the SNP; they want this Brexit disaster to be dealt with.”