Local MP, Drew Hendry, has agreed with constituents in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey on their scathing assessment of the damage of Brexit and said that independence is the quickest way to rejoin the EU.
A poll carried out by Focaldata on behalf of UnHerdBritain found 60% of people in the constituency agreed that the UK was wrong to leave the EU, alongside every other Scottish constituency.
It follows the result in 2016, where every local authority in Scotland voted to remain, with 62% of Scots backing continued membership of the EU. Recent polls have suggested the figure is now as high as 72% as the damage of Brexit hits Scotland hard.
Commenting, Drew Hendry MP said:
“People in the Highlands, and indeed in Scotland as a whole, voted overwhelmingly to remain in 2016. That result should’ve been respected.
“Instead, we’ve been dragged out against our will and forced to endure the economic hardship that’s come with it.
“The Highlands alone has lost £96.5 million in export value since leaving the single market.
“Brexit has been a total disaster for our communities, decimating industries, exacerbating the Tory-made cost of living crisis and allowing Westminster to ride roughshod over Holyrood with blatant power grabs.
“Three years in, and the UK has nothing to show for it but a declining economy and falling reputation abroad. The consequences of this are very real, I see them every time I’m out and about speaking with business owners in the area.
“People in the Highlands deserve better with a return to the EU that only the full powers of independence can deliver.”