September 3, 2014

Why Trust Economists About Scotland?

Sholto Byrnes, The National

The Associated Press

In the debates that have been leading up to Scotland’s independence referendum this month, the leaders of the pro and anti sides have repeatedly clashed. Alex Salmond, the Scottish first minister, and Alistair Darling, a former Labour cabinet minister, have both accused each other of getting their sums wrong over the revenue from North Sea oil, the consequences of continuing to share a single currency if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom, and whether or not pensions would suffer from separation.

The two are both economists.


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TAGGED: Scotland, Scottish Independence, Alex Salmond, Alistair Darling