Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil is very concerned at figures contained in the Local Level Brexit Vulnerabilities report which shows that rural and remote areas in Scotland could be among the hardest hit by any kind of Brexit. The report has been produced by RESAS (Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services).
Mr MacNeil who has continually opposed Brexit said:
“It is very concerning to see that Na h-Eileanan an Iar tops the list of areas in Scotland that are vulnerable to the damage that Brexit will bring.
“We must remember that there is no good Brexit. There is no better deal than the current deal of free trade and unhindered access to the market of 500million in the trade block that is the European Union.
“Every week we see lorries going to France and Spain with produce from the sea, together with crofting this leaves us vulnerable to Brexit and the lack of diversification of the economy, compared to other areas, adds to that.
“I will be asking the Westminster Government for money directly to Na h-Eileanan an Iar – Brexit is their project, we cannot be taking the damage without compensation from them to offset the chaos that their political project, harking back to the 19th century, is and will cause.”