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SNP ask about economic impact of Government's proposed Brexit deal

20 February 2019 (updated on 20 February 2019)

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The Scottish National Party's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked an urgent question on the economic impact of the Government's proposed Brexit deal.

The deal is made up of a Withdrawal Agreement and a Political Declaration, both of which have been negotiated with the European Union. These were put before the House of Commons on 29 January 2019 and were voted down by a large margin.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, responded to the question and confirmed that the Government had published its analysis on the economic impact of leaving the EU. He also went on to state:

"We will have an implementation period. A new close relationship with the EU and crucially the ability to strike trade deals around the world. Bringing back control over our money, borders and laws to mould a prosperous and ambitious new path for our country and on our terms."

Ian Blackford, replied to the Financial Secretary and said "This is not a choice of no deal or this deal. Both are bad. Both would plunge our economy into a mitigated disaster." 

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