Blog: Leaving Union would be Brexit times ten, says Sturgeon adviser – The Times

A leading economist appointed to Nicola Sturgeon’s panel of advisers has warned that the damage from tearing up the 300-year-old Union between Scotland and England risks being equivalent of “Brexit times ten”.

Mark Blyth, professor of international economics at the Watson Institute of Brown University in Rhode Island, was announced as a member of Sturgeon’s council of economic advisers in July amid claims that it would “bring forward bold ideas that will transform the economy”.

In an interview with the Foreign Press Association days before his appointment, Blyth said that the prospect of a second independence referendum had arisen out of Brexit.

“If your argument is that we need to do this because of Brexit, then Scotland separated from England is the biggest Brexit in

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