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The UK Government’s Free Trade Deal with New Zealand will seriously damage Scotland’s world renowned farming sector, Scottish Government Ministers have warned.
Since the UK left the world’s largest free trade market, the EU, the industry has had to face the challenges of long queues at cross channel ports and increased paper work.
Scottish salmon competes in the European marketplace with Norway, which has no disruption to its exports to EU countries. Norway is not in the EU but it is in the EEA (European Economic Area) giving it free access to the markets of the 27 EU countries.
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The formula used will be based on local population data, a broad based measure of need, including factors like unemployment and income levels. Orkney has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in Scotland.
Orkney has lost out on vital financial support being short changed by the equivalent of nearly £619,000 through the allocation from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.
Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer has described the deal as a ‘tax dodgers’ charter.’
“who is best placed to deliver Scotland’s fundamental needs? The people we vote for now, or the people we haven’t voted for since 1955?”
“Independence has never been more vital to our health, prosperity and wellbeing. How fortunate we are to be allowed to escape a bouroch not of our making. “