Source: NewsNet Scotland Podcast: Setting the record straight on Scottish economy?
Independence means you’ll be poor, says Radio 4 Today presenter John Humphrys. We’ll stop writing you cheques, says The Telegraph… Two bizarre establishment responses to Scotland’s constitutional debate from recent days. Where does this assumption of a poverty stricken independent Scotland come from?
Podcast host Derek Bateman took up the issue with economist Dr Craig Dalzell, of the independent and left-leaning think tank Common Weal. Why does London dominate the UK economy and how can the resulting imbalance be challenged? What might an independent Scotland’s economy actually look like? Derek and Craig chew over the possibilities in our latest podcast, recorded as the SNP reflect on the first few days’ political response to last Monday’s declaration of a new referendum.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants Scots to consider independence in the wake of last year’s Brexit decision. Prime Minister Theresa May says she won’t permit a referendum until the UK’s exit from Europe is complete. Who might win? Who has the most persuasive case?
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