Stewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow South, has said data showing Glasgow South could lose nearly 400 jobs if the UK leaves the EU without a deal is “frightening”, and called on the UK Government to rule out a no deal Brexit.
In a study released by the UK Trade Policy Observatory, it suggests that 63,000 jobs based in Scotland could be at risk if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, with Glasgow South losing 396 – a 2.3% loss of all employment - and Glasgow as a whole in danger of losing 11,394.
Stewart McDonald said: “These figures are not only frightening, they also show the catastrophic effects that a no-deal Brexit would have on my constituency, and Glasgow as whole.
“A no deal scenario is clearly a completely unacceptable and reckless act of self-harm by the UK Government, and must be ruled out immediately.
“It is absolutely vital that the UK Government now commits to a deal that guarantees our place in the Single Market and Customs Union that would protect these jobs, which is what Scotland voted for when it overwhelmingly voted Remain.”