Lindsay Bruce asks: ‘Do England’s regions still have twice the GERS deficit of Scotland?’

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John Robertson
Lindsay Bruce asks: ‘Do England’s regions still have twice the GERS deficit of Scotland?’

I’m indebted to the eminently followable Lindsay Bruce for drawing my attention to this data. Look at the ONS table which Lindsay found: Lindsay Bruce‏ @RogueCoder250 It’s clear that the simple Scotland vs England comparison used by GERS and much-loved by our media distorts the picture with the inclusion of the overheated economies of London and the South-East, and that Scotland’s ‘deficit’, if you want to play the game for the moment of accepting GERS, as the Scottish Government seems to…

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John Robertson
Lindsay Bruce asks: ‘Do England’s regions still have twice the GERS deficit of Scotland?’