Motion S5M-08297: Scotland’s Success

19 Oct 2017

That the Parliament welcomes the findings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development economic survey, which it understands shows that Scotland has the best performing economy in the UK outside the south-east of England; further understands that the survey shows Scotland has the third highest household income in the UK, with EU immigration leading to a rise in Scottish productivity; believes that Glasgow and Edinburgh only lag behind London in relation to economic performance; understands that the report also states that if there is a “disorderly Brexit” then it could lead to the exchange rate falling to new lows, and calls on the UK Government to be more positive and friendly when negotiating with countries that Scotland hopes to have a future relationship with.