Scottish Government correct to sound alarm over UK single market white paper.

July 30th 2020

Scottish Government correct to sound alarm over UK single market white paper.

July 30th 2020

UK Government would use single market provisions to undermine Scottish Parliament powers.

The STUC today voiced serious concerns over the UK Government White Paper on the UK single market. STUC Deputy General Secretary Dave Moxham said: “While the UK Government continues to pursue its kamizake approach towards a no deal Brexit, it is also seeking to centralise power and promote free market dogma over the competence of the devolved parliaments.

“The non-discrimination principle as laid out in the White Paper could be negatively applied in areas such as NHS provision, food standards, procurement, environmental regulation, Scottish Government support for business, supply chains and the delivery of Fair Work.

“The UK Government proposals could see private companies using the courts to undermine the will of the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Tories have exposed themselves as being completely disinterested in protecting the powers of the Scottish Parliament.”

ENDS For further details: Dave Moxham 07891026870

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