ref date:3 Nov 1998 (ECON)
Labours Dewar still befuddled over Scots economy
Figures from the House of Commons in London clearly state that an independent
Scotland would have the 7th highest GDP in the world. An independent report
from the financial house Salomon Smith Barney (June 1998) say that Scotland would
be able to join the Euro as an independent state almost immediately, and yet
Dewar, with his puppet like strings pulled by Blair in London still
tries to say Scotland couldn't make it by itself.
Mr Dewar is probably correct when he says that 20% of all jobs in Scotland
depend on trade within the "UK". But Does he really think
that dependence is ONE sided. Does he think that people in North East
England , who depend on cross border trade would ever allow London to interfere with their trade with Scotland?
Doesn't old Donald realise that England and Scotland BOTH within the EU
would BOTH HAVE TO HAVE OPEN FREE TRADE, or face the
wrath of the European courts and partners....
Labour: you are worse than pathetic. Try harder. Grow up.