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Leading economist Sir Donald Mackay backs independence: Scotland will be better off
Michael Gray (14/08/2014)In a major boost to the campaign for a Yes vote for independence, former Chair of Scottish Enterprise Professor Sir Donald Mackay has set-out the economic benefits of an independent Scotland.
In an extensive article, published this morning, Professor Mackay analyses the substantial benefits of Scotland controlling its own resources, especially offshore revenue.
He builds on previously criticism that the UK Government is ignoring “a mountain of black gold” in this sector, revenue that would of course go to an independent Scotland. Reports at Investors Chronicle suggested that the Westminster politicians were doing so to undermine the case for independence.
Alongside Professor Mackay’s financial analysis, he confirmed on BBC Radio Scotland this morning that Scotland would be in a stronger financial position than the UK going forward. This is a highly significant intervention from a figure with considerable experience in enterprise and economic research.
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