Scotland – independent?

.. its not my preference, but if the majority will it – fair enough. First though – we need to fix the economy. Or we’ll be seriously poor.

Scotland has 7.2% negative GDP, and getting worse. And we spend 20% more than revenue on a cash basis.. And getting worse. This, despite middle class Scots families paying £1500 more tax than English. The books balance because of the UK block grant and the skewed Barnet formula.

How about we build new revenues. Before we kick the UK in the teeth?

Join the EU? They wouldn’t have us. Can we please get real. How long can the SNP keep blaming everyone else, rather than getting on with good government?

Sunday Times Scotland Edition 9th February 2020

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