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SNP must publish sums behind indepedence plans

October 28, 2013 4:52 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on economic reports from the IFS and CPPR which look at theWillie RennieWillie Rennie economic circumstances which would face an independent Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"The SNP think independence is one big game of Wheel of Fortune where every turn wins a prize. Oil prices will go up, production levels will increase and we could even see a bonus round in the lifetime of oil in the North Sea. But the only thing the nationalists are spinning is the reality of their plans.

"After dodging on the detail the IFS and CPPR have now done some of nationalists independence sums for them. These papers show that the nationalists independence plans would mean increased taxes, cuts to public spending or more borrowing. People don't want to stake their future on a mystery prize. The SNP need to publish the sums behind their independence plans."