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FIFERS BACK SINGLE MARKET MEMBERSHIP IN NEW POLL


Peter Grant, MP for Glenrothes and Central Fife, has welcomed a recent survey revealing that 67% of Fifers back the SNP’s position that the UK should remain a member of the Single Market post Brexit.

A clear majority of Fifers (64%) also believed the UK would be better off staying within the European Union and that a fifth of Leave voters would reconsider their vote.

Earlier this year the Scottish Government released analysis revealing that Scotland could take a £12.7bn economic hit in the event of a ‘no deal’ on Brexit, with access to the Single Market and Customs Union cited as the least damaging post Brexit option.

Peter Grant, who is the SNP Spokesperson for Europe, said: “These findings by Fife Today strengthen SNP calls to keep Scotland in the Single Market to protect jobs and maximise growth. This poll is consistent with the view of people across Scotland that Single Market membership is absolutely vital to the Scottish economy.

“Fifers voted decisively to remain in the European Union and almost two years on from the vote the UK Government has failed to provide any certainty for businesses and our public services which rely on free trade and free movement with the rest of the EU.”

The poll of 500 people was carried out by the website of the Fife Free Press’s group of newspapers, in partnership with Google Surveys. 59% of Fifers voted to Remain in the EU Referendum in 2016.



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