Comment on Growth Commission Report

"The Scottish Growth Commission wants to crush Scotland to balance the government's books. And the simple fact is that there is not the slightest reason to do so. Nor could Scotland suffer serious economic harm by not doing so if (and I stress the if) a deficit is run to create full employment and strong investment in the future. This is the route to real growth. The Commission is offering austerity.....
The success o(r) not of independence will rest solely on this issue a(t) the end of the day. Only a free Scotland, with its own currency, can deliver the growth that the people of Scotland should enjoy. Until this is appreciated and resolved nationalism will be in a difficult place, into which it has been (p)ut by the flawed neoliberal economics of this Commission." Professor Richard Murphy.