Scottish independence would result in tens of thousands of people losing their jobs and would intensify pressure on a struggling welfare system, according to Former Brexit Party MEP Brian Monteith.

Mr Monteith said: “The SNP has no fiscal, currency or trade policies for a lonely Scotland to make ends meet and last week’s trade figures pointed to scenes scarier than any Halloween movie.”

Writing in the Scotsman, the Former Brexit Party MEP added: ”It cannot be said often enough that no central economic case for a Scotland divorced from the country we have built over 300 years of political union currently exists, not in terms of financing the massive fiscal deficit nor the challenge of finding a currency that does not cause wholesale pain, if not ruin, to many Scottish families.

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