Local MP challenges double-standards in Nissan deal

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Brendan O’Hara MP
“No special deals for Scotland yet Nissan have written promise from UK Government

Local MP, Brendan O’Hara, is today calling upon local Tories to defend the double-standards of the UK Government’s handling of Brexit, who have with one hand told Scotland it should not receive a special EU deal of its own whilst on the other, pledging unknown commitments to Nissan in the North East of England.

“Of course we would welcome any measure to safeguard jobs at Nissan but Scotland could lose up to 80,000 jobs as a result of this disastrous Hard Brexit agenda.  This is exactly why we are doing all we can to safeguard Scotland’s position in the single market”

“It is inconceivable that the Tories can bend the rules for one firm in the North East of England but refuses to engage with the will of an entire nation”

“We still don’t know the full details of the Nissan deal, what was in this written promise and how much is it likely to cost the taxpayer at any point in the future?”.

 “If Theresa May’s Tory Government can exercise ‘flexible Brexit’ for one – it can offer ‘flexible Brexit’ for all.

“Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain inside the EU which is why the Scottish Government is working to build a coalition to keep Scotland and the rest of the UK inside the single market.  Over the next few weeks the Scottish Government will be publishing plans to retain Scotland’s access to the single market even if the rest of the UK leaves.   Preventing potential trade barriers with a marketplace of 500 million people will guard against potentially thousands of Scottish jobs being unnecessarily lost.

 

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