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SNP's latest report once again fails to answer key questions

The SNP Government has published a report on how separation would impact on the marine sector.

The document is the eighth in the series, and follows on from an EU paper a few days ago.

Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:

“Like all the other papers in this series, the latest document fails to assess the impact on Scotland of leaving Britain.

“We should all be incredibly proud of our exports, but it’s negligent not to acknowledge that by far the most important market is the rest of the UK.

“That is how separation would impact Scotland’s economy most, and yet ministers – by deliberately leaving this out of their assessments – are crassly ignoring it.

“This paper also repeats many of the fantasies set out in the EU paper last week, and doesn’t offer Scots any assurances on how membership would be achieved and at what cost.

“And island communities, described as ‘integral’ in this report, will be disappointed that a paper about the marine sector doesn’t acknowledge the Scottish Government’s brutal failing of the ferries network, or how a separate Scotland would run it any better.

“It must be noted the bill for these papers is being footed by us, the taxpayers.

“Enough is enough. It’s time for the people’s priorities, not the SNP’s.”

Read the latest release here.

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