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Businesses say vote for 'in' best for Scotland and UK

May 7, 2014 9:03 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon today said a British George LyonGeorge LyonChambers of Commerce survey published today demonstrates that UK businesses believe that the UK is better with Scotland in it.

The survey of 2,400 employers published today found that 85 percent of businesses questioned across England, Wales and Northern Ireland said Scotland should remain part of the UK.

Scottish Liberal Democrats are making the clear case for Scotland to remain in Britain and in Europe as Scotland heads ahead of the European elections later this month.

Commenting, Mr Lyon said:

"This survey leaves no doubt that UK businesses believe protecting the UK single market is best for everyone. As part of the UK, Scotland benefits from the economies of scale that come from sharing a single currency and regulatory framework. The best way to protect these shared links, and keep things like the special EU membership terms Scotland enjoys at present, is to remain part of the UK family.

"As part of the UK and the EU, Scottish companies can do business across Britain and Europe with no strings attached. That is good for jobs and good for our economy."