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RELEASE: Tories Panned for Splashing £160k on Brexit Bureaucrat


The SNP has panned the Tory government for wasting £160,000 of taxpayers’ money on recruiting a so-called ‘Brexit Opportunities Director’.

Drew Hendry MP said the public would be astonished that the Tories are throwing away even more taxpayers’ money on Brexit, having already cost the UK billions of pounds since the EU referendum.

The UK government has paid a recruitment firm £43,000 to help employ a Director – who will earn an annual salary of £120,000 per year.

Commenting, Drew Hendry MP said:

“It’s beggar’s belief that the Tory government is whittling away another £160,000 of taxpayers’ money on a Brexit bureaucrat, having already cost Scotland billions of pounds through their Brexit obsession.

“Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit has been a disaster for Scotland – hammering our economy with mountains of added costs, red tape, and barriers to trade with our European neighbours – a market seven times the size of the UK.

“There have been no upsides to Brexit – just a growing list of downsides, and it speaks volumes that five years on from the EU referendum the Tory government has yet to identify a single meaningful benefit among the sea of broken promises.

“The only way to keep Scotland safe from the long-term damage of Brexit is to become an independent country, with the full powers needed to secure a strong, fair and equal recovery and regain the economic benefits of EU membership.”


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