This obscurely titled blog covers my eclectic interests and occasional activities in pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, computer games, and probably other things besides. For historical wargaming activities, see the blog maintained by my alter-ego, The Wishful Wargamer.
Friday, 13 April 2012
Too poor, too wee and too stupid
A to Z of Unionist myths
Wings over Scotland
If your bent is economic then I refer you to the McCrone report (note this links to a pdf) from 1975, which was an official report suppressed by successive UK governments, on how Scotland would have fared if it had had control over oil revenues (in summary - very well indeed). They were particularly worried about favourable comparisons with Norway (population 4.7m, less than Scotland).
Also here is the latest official Government and Expenditure Report Scotland (GERS), which shows that Scotland raised more in taxes (yes, we do actually have jobs and industry here) last year (based on a conservative assessment of revenues) than it received from Westminster. Which kind of indicates what a load of tripe the Economist's slant really is.