BBC Scotland cringe as Scotland’s GDP grew by ‘just half of one percent’ but it’s ‘more than just a bit’ better if you stand back a bit

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John Robertson
BBC Scotland cringe as Scotland’s GDP grew by ‘just half of one percent’ but it’s ‘more than just a bit’ better if you stand back a bit

BBC Scotland at 1.30, today, reported: ‘Scotland’s economy grew by just half of one percent.’ Why ‘just’ I wonder and why not consider, now and again, how these small increases add up over quite short periods like, say, around four years? The Scottish Government report said: ‘Scottish growth pulls ahead of the UK. In the first half of this year, Scottish GDP grew by 0.8% compared to 0.6% in the UK. This growth in the first six months of 2018…

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John Robertson
BBC Scotland cringe as Scotland’s GDP grew by ‘just half of one percent’ but it’s ‘more than just a bit’ better if you stand back a bit