Another cracking blog by Professor Murphy. Well worth reading. Come on SNP!
"First, the SNP needs to announce a plan to replace GERS as being no longer fit for purpose, come what may.
Second, the SNP needs to embrace the idea of its own currency and running deficits post-independence.
And third, it needs to make clear that its vision of Scotland post-independence is not as a continuation of what is happening now, or why bother? Playing with GERS suggests that somehow not much will really change, and that is a serious mistake.
Accounting is, then, deeply political. GERS is a statement about Scottish dependence. Of course those who want to belittle the country love it. It’s time Scottish nationalist politicians of all allegiances realised that and got rid of it."