Wrong to leave EU

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has told constituents that they can escape the chaos and damage of Brexit with the full powers of independence.

It comes after a poll found 61% of people in Lanark and Hamilton East agreed that Britain was wrong to leave the EU, alongside every other Scottish constituency.

It follows the result in 2016 where every constituency and local authority in Scotland voted to remain, with 62% of Scots backing continued membership of the EU. Recent polls have suggested the figure is now as high as 72% as the damage of Brexit hits Scotland hard.

Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:

“People in my constituency and Scotland as a whole voted overwhelmingly to remain in 2016, that result should’ve been respected.

“Instead, we’ve been dragged out against our will and forced to endure the economic hardship that’s come with it.

“Brexit has been a total disaster, decimating industries, exacerbating the Tory-made cost of living crisis and allowing Westminster to ride roughshod over Holyrood with blatant powergrabs.

“Three years in and the UK has nothing to show for it but a declining economy and falling reputation abroad.

“People in Lanark and Hamilton East deserve better and that can only be done with a return to the EU that only the full powers of independence can deliver.”