Scottish economy ‘fundamentally strong and ready to face Brexit’

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Scotland’s economy is “fundamentally strong” and ready to meet the challenges of Brexit, the Economy Secretary has said

Keith Brown told the Unite conference on Saturday that the economy is growing while the number of people in employment has risen and unemployment has fallen.

However he said withdrawal from the EU posed some “serious headwinds” and warned that a no-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic”.

Del 2bHe said Scotland would lose an estimated £11 billion a year by 2030 in that scenario, while there would be 80,000 fewer jobs.

Ensuring fair working conditions and defending employee rights are further challenges, the Economy Secretary…

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