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A 'Hard Brexit' will kill 80,000 jobs in Scotland and cause a wave of migration at the same time

A "hard Brexit" could cost Scotland up to 80,000 jobs, reduce GDP by £8 billion, and cut average pay by £2,000 ($2,542) a year, according to a new study by a Scottish think tank. But despite the gloomy outlook, the think tank is predicting a wave of migration into Scotland post-Brexit because the impact will be even worse in the UK. The Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, modelled the likely impacts of various Brexit scenarios over a 10-year horizon, looking at the Norway model, the Swiss model, and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) model, better known as a "hard Brexit.
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