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Scotland and brexit

Ignoring wish to stay in EU

Sir, – It was intriguing to note the First Minister state that she believes a deal could be reached which would allow Scotland on Brexit to retain membership of the Single Market, only to be immediately ridiculed by the Conservative Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP.

Intriguingly, on the very same day it was heralded that the UK was looking at potentially continuing to pay billions of pounds into the EU budget after Brexit to maintain cherished access to the Single Market for the City of London and other key sectors. The Prime Minister also assured Japanese carmaker Nissan that trading conditions for its Sunderland car plant would not change after Brexit, suggesting that the government could pick favoured sectors to shield from the impact of leaving the EU.

It is indeed interesting to note the UK Government is happy to do deals for specific sectors and parts of the UK, but seems more than a little averse to recognising that Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. – Yours etc.,

Alex Orr

Leamington Terrace

Edinburgh

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