Commenting on a new forecast from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which shows the UK is set to have the lowest economic growth performance of all G20 economies apart from Russia, the SNP said it was further proof that post-Brexit Britain was set on a downward economic spiral, which Scotland needs to escape with independence.

Commenting, SNP MSP Michelle Thomson said: "This OECD forecast is a devastating indictment of the Tories Brexit policies and is yet another example of the heavy price people across Scotland are paying for continued Westminster control.

“The fact that the UK is ahead of only sanctions-hit Russia, of all the G20 economies, exposes the scale of the downward spiral that Brexit is inflicting on the whole UK.

“This appalling economic forecast is the result of Brexit, over a decade of Tory austerity, endless brutal Conservative cuts, and decades of Westminster governments Scotland didn't vote for.

"Brexit was imposed on Scotland, ripping us out of a market seven times bigger than the UK – but it does not have to be this way.

“Ensuring that the people of Scotland are able to exercise their democratic right to vote for a better future is now crucial so we can escape a future shaped by disastrous Tory policies and create a fairer, thriving Scotland for all as an independent country."


UK growth set to be worst in G20 apart from Russia, OECD warns


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