11 November 2016First visit of Maree Todd Msp
As part of the National Survey, SNP parliamentarians will be hosting a series of public meetings across Aberdeen to openly discuss Europe, Brexit, and independence with people in the city.
These meetings aim to be part of a constructive listening exercise as the SNP aims to engage with at least 2 million people by St Andrew's Day - 30 November.
In early September Nicola Sturgeon launched the first phase in our new independence initiative , the online survey: www.survey2016.scot The information and insight we gather will inform the next stage of our campaign.
Please join us for a discussion on how Scotland is changing, and to let us know your views on the political landscape.
11 November 2016Orkney SNP AGM
08 November 2016IFS’S £25BN WARNING MAKES CASE AGAINST HARD BREXIT
IFS’S £25BN WARNING MAKES CASE AGAINST HARD BREXIT
The UK faces a £25bn Brexit budget blow due to slower growth and higher inflation, the IFS has warned – making the case for Theresa May to ditch plans for a hard Brexit and protect the UK’s membership of the single market.
Analysis by the IFS is the latest sign that Brexit is having a negative impact on the UK economy even before Article 50 is triggered.
The IFS said that “virtually all” forecasters had revised down their predications for growth and revised up their expectations for inflation in the years ahead.
Commenting, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan said:
“With each passing day the negative impact caused by Brexit becomes clearer – and we’re feeling the hit even before Article 50 is triggered.
“The collapse in the value of the pound is beginning to hit consumers in the pocket and Scottish businesses have warned that investment is being delayed while skilled workers are less likely to move here.
“A hard-right Tory Brexit threatens 80,000 Scottish jobs and could cost Scotland’s economy by up to £11 billion a year by 2030.
“This latest warning should be a reality check for the Tories – it’s time to ditch plans for a hard Brexit and protect our membership of the single market.”