Principal warns of Brexit cliff-edge


In a joint event between Policy Scotland and the Stevenson Trust, the Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli gave a major speech on the economic consequences of Brexit last night – which set out the “stark, catastrophic and unavoidable” economic reality of a ‘Cliff-Edge Brexit’, urged the UK Government to take a different path, regardless of the political costs.

Professor Muscatelli also spoke of the positive impact of immigration to the Scottish and UK economy – and urged politicians across the political spectrum to make clear the benefits of immigration, rather than indulging in negative and scapegoating rhetoric

Despite being moved from the Sir Charles Wilson Building to the Bute Hall due to unprecedented demand, the lecture still saw a capacity crowd of almost 600 people – testament to the importance of the topic, as well as the expertise of the speaker.

The lecture received extensive media coverage – including in the Herald, the Scotsman, the Times, the Daily Record, the Courier, the Evening Times, the Telegraph and on the front page of the National.

A full video of Professor Muscatelli’s speech will be available shortly.  A selection of some of today’s media headlines are below: