Anger as BBC tells viewers that Scottish GDP had “roughly matched” the GDP of rest of UK, despite it being double
The presenter of Reporting Scotland has come under fire after telling viewers that Scottish GDP had “roughly matched” the GDP of the rest of the UK, despite it being double.
Jackie Bird made the claim hours after it emerged that readjustments to economic data for the first quarter of this year found Scotland’s GDP was 0.4% for the first quarter. This was double the corresponding UK figure of 0.2%.
The revised figures prompted headlines across the Scottish media heralding the fact Scottish growth had ‘outstripped’ that of the UK.