Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confessed the figures in the Scottish National Party (SNP)’s economic blueprint for independence are “completely out of date”, despite demanding a second referendum before updating them. The SNP leader admitted the party’s 2018 Growth Commission, written before both the COVID-19 pandemic and the final Brexit deal, is no longer reliable. However, she said there would be no new analysis conducted until the eve of a second referendum.
She told Channel 4 News: “While the underlying approach of the Growth Commission is one that I fully endorse and sign up to, the figures in it are completely out of date.
“Because in the period since that was published we’ve undergone a global pandemic, the fiscal position of the UK and most countries across the world have been turned upside down.”
The Scottish Tories accused her of a “dangerous and dishonest” failure on the economics of leaving the Union.
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