Scotland’s GDP contracted by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2019 – the first fall since 2016.
The period covered three months after the original EU departure date at the end of March, following a period of stockpiling by manufacturing firms.
Ian Murray, Labour MP and Best for Britain supporter, said:
“Constitutional upheaval is causing economic turmoil in Scotland and across the UK.
“If we crash out of the EU without a deal then the economic damage will be considerably more severe.
“These figures relate to people’s livelihoods – jobs and incomes. That’s what Boris Johnson is gambling with.
“The threat to the Union is also causing unnecessary economic uncertainty.
“We need a final say on Brexit with the chance to grow the Scottish and British economies and the opportunity for the UK to remain in the EU.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
Best for Britain is committed to stopping Brexit through any democratic means.