How BBC’s Douglas Fraser manages to talk down Scotland’s economy using out-of-date facts and past-it thinking

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John Robertson
How BBC’s Douglas Fraser manages to talk down Scotland’s economy using out-of-date facts and past-it thinking

Under the headline, today, of: ‘The economy: inclusively stalled’ Douglas Fraser, Business/economy editor, Scotland, tells us: ‘Scotland’s been in recession. You may have missed it. It was as shallow a recession as it’s possible to have. But in 2015, we had two quarters of economic output contracting.’ The headline should of course have ‘in 2015’ added. However, this claim is based on the fact that ‘mining and quarrying’ which includes producing oil and gas, contracted by 10% in 2015. Douglas…

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How BBC’s Douglas Fraser manages to talk down Scotland’s economy using out-of-date facts and past-it thinking