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Wishaw MP says households in Lanarkshire facing shortfall due to Brexit

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Households in the North Lanarkshire face a shortfall of over £157 million due to Brexit according to one Lanarkshire MP.New figures from the Centre for European Reform (CER) figures that by the end of last year, the economy was five per cent - or £31 billion - smaller than it would have been if the UK had stayed in the EU.Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows said: “Again, we have even more confirmation that Brexit doesn’t work, at the expense of households and businesses here in Motherwell and Wishaw.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android “Businesses in Motherwell and Wishaw have taken a hammer blow because of Brexit.“Scotland’s economy has suffered the double whammy of leaving the EU and the Tory-made cost of living crisis.

Last week we learned that Scottish exports had nose-dived by 13 per cent since Brexit.“However, there is no way back to the EU under Westminster control with Labour signed up as a fully-fledged Brexit party.

No matter the economic consequences, Labour will keep Scotland out of the European Union, a market seven times the size of the UK.“Meanwhile countries of a similar size to us continue to outperform the UK.

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