GERS report should be shown the red card, says Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party

The annual Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2016-17 (GERS) report has been published today.

Commenting, Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (www.SIRP.scot) said:

“Whatever statistics are published in this report, they will not paint the whole picture.

“The GERS report was expressly designed by a Tory-run Brit-Govt to create confusion and to paint a one-sided picture of why Scotland is ‘too poor, too wee, too stupid,’ etc to be Independent.

“The GERS report should be shown the ‘red card’ and kicked into touch – permanently.

“Only with an independent economic study – including the real data on Scotland’s oil wealth – can voters be asked to make up their minds on an Independent Scotland.”

See also:

Case for Scotland’s second Independence Referendum boosted by Tory secrecy over Brexit economic fall-out (just like Labour’s ban on the McCrone N. Sea oil bombshell report)

http://www.scotlandsindependencereferendumparty.scot/case-for-scotlands-second-independence-referendum-boosted-by-tory-secrecy-over-brexit-economic-fall-out-just-like-labours-ban-on-the-mccrone-n-sea-oil-bombshell-report

 

Six Key Facts About GERS

https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-six-key-facts-about-gers/

KEY FACT 1

GERS is a really, really terrible advertisement for the Union.

 

KEY FACT 2

GERS was deliberately designed from the outset by the UK government to make Scotland (and the non-Tory parties) look bad.

 

KEY FACT 3

The “£15bn black hole” in GERS screamed across every newspaper this week is a fallacy, because the target balance of a government is not zero.

 

KEY FACT 4

GERS – by the universal agreement of everyone except Unionist politicians and the Scottish media – has no bearing whatsoever on the finances of an independent Scotland.

 

KEY FACT 5

GERS is also totally irrelevant in the context of independence for a second crucial reason – the entire point of independence is to NOT keep doing everything in Scotland the same way it’s been done in the UK.

 

KEY FACT 6

GERS takes no account of Brexit.

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