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ref date:15 Dec 1999 (ECON)
Scots being lied to as usual over economic health

The SNP have said that an independent assessment of North Sea oil revenues by Aberdeen University's Professor Alex Kemp, showed Westminster receiving 4bn a year based on a price of 22 dollars a barrel - just under the current market price.

The SNP say Scotland would have a budgetary surplus of 10.2bn over the next three years and, even with a full share of the UK debt interest, the surplus would be more than 3bn.

London still claims Scotland has a budgetary deficit that is topped up by Westminsters kind hearts... but they DO NOT INCLUDE all the revenue they rape from Scotland in the form of oil revenue.