The oil crash has killed the economic case for independence - it's time to move on

The oil crash has killed the economic case for independence - it's time to move on
 

It doesn’t take a genius to work out the Scottish economy desperately needs to move on from oil.
The public finances have taken a hammering in recent years as the price of a barrel plummeted.
Scotland generated £8billion in tax receipts from the North Sea in 2011-12. The ­equivalent figure last year was £208million.
Those figures don’t take into account the impact of the tens of thousands of job losses the industry has suffered since 2015.
So while the central point of Nicola ­Sturgeon’s speech on the economy was obvious, it’s still welcome to hear her say it.
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1 September 2017 in Politics, Views: 74
Source: Daily Record
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