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Don’t let Scottish independence become a second Brexit shambles, says ParcelHero

[ May 11, 2021   //   ]

Parcel broker Parcelhero is urging traders to consider the implications of Scottish independence, following the SNP’s historic win in the Holyrood elections.
It says that ensuring the free flow of goods across English-Scottish borders must be part of any plans as the result could could pave the way for a second independence referendum.
The international delivery specialist ParcelHero says that many Scottish nationalists believe the result clears a path not only for Scotland to become independent of the United Kingdom but also for it to re-join the European Union (EU). ParcelHero is urging that the free flow of goods at Scottish borders must be considered from the very beginning of any ‘Scexit’ planning process, to avoid the disaster of the Northern Ireland protocol.
ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks points out that ParcelHero is entirely neutral on the issue, but says that there was “an abject failure by every side to thoroughly plan for the unrestricted passage of goods between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the Brexit vote was passed. That failure now haunts us, with 44% of retailers and 31.5% of manufacturers reporting a collapse in the amount of goods they ship to Northern Ireland after the fiendishly complex Northern Ireland protocol was introduced.”
He called on everyone planning for potential Scottish independence and, perhaps, its reunion with the EU needs to learn from the mistakes of Brexit and place the free, uninterrupted movement of goods at the top of their agenda.