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GERS

The Scottish Subsidy To London Should Stop Now

"Scotland has problems because London has made them by diverting resources to the south-east of England and yet still charges Scotland for their use whilst denying Scotland any significant revenue-generating investment opportunities or support. My suggestion is that this will continue until Scotland says no to it doing so by declaring itself independent."
https://www.taxresearch.org.uk

How The UK Loads Debt Onto Scotland

"So, with no borrowing powers, Scotland could not gave accrued debt, and even as a region of the U.K., it has always been in surplus. Even under the worst governance imaginable in an independent Scotland, we would have been better off than we are now. All GERS ever shows is how badly the Union has failed Scotland."

Why don't the Scottish Government wise up to this and stop behaving as if GERS are gospel?  Why don't they produce proper staistics of their own to show Scotland's true economic health.
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

Why Is GERS CRAp?

"I was recording a pile of videos yesterday and it just seemed the right time to record a Saturday special on my theme of the week, which is why the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland statement is CRAp - which stands for a Completely Rubbish APproximation to the truth."
https://www.taxresearch.org.uk

How Would An Independent Scotland Pay for it?

"It’s that time of year again when unionists start spreading lies about how an independent Scotland is subsidised by taxpayers money from the rest of the United Kingdom. This is an argument that supporters of independence have often struggled to tackle. In fact a recent YouGov poll found that, despite a majority saying they would vote Yes, one of the weakest arguments on independence was the economy.

There are may reasons for this, but today we’ll touch on just one, which is important. Right now unionists have complete control of the narrative. By using GERS each year they propose the argument that Scotland’s high government deficit is bad for us and that we rely on taxes to fund our spending. Instead of actually debunking this argument we accept it. We agree with unionists that our deficit is bad and we agree that we need taxes to fund our spending. So we’re forced on the defensive to prove to them that we can lower the deficit.

This is completely and utterly wrong. So now it’s time to turn the tables."  Now read on...
https://themammothwhale.wordpress.com