Scottish Economy
Scottish GDP

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 ...

Scottish public spending

England subsidises Scottish public spending, think-tank director tells BBC listeners

Scottish public spending is subsidised by English taxpayers, the director of a London based think-tank has claimed. Presenting a programme on BBC Radio 4, Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, claimed Scotland could only ...

Buchanan Wharf development

2,500 jobs announced by Barclays in Glasgow but BBC spin the good news bad

Thousands of jobs announced by Barclay’s Bank, and destined for Glasgow, may not be secure according to BBC Scotland’s Business and Economy Editor, Douglas Fraser. Appearing on the flagship evening news programme, Reporting Scotland, Fraser ...

unemployment

UNEMPLOYMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL in Scotland!!!!!!!!!

UNEMPLOYMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL in Scotland. Everyone tuned into the BBC knows Scotland is an economic basket case, incapable of autonomous government without the broad shoulders of the United Kingdom. BBC Scotland’s business and economy editor, ...

Institute of Fiscal Studies

Reporting Scotland uses discredited right-wing fundamentalist thinktank to try to undermine SNP

On 15.6.18 at around 6.40pm ‘The Institute of Fiscal Studies believes the new blueprint for the public finances of an independent Scotland would mean a tighter squeeze on public spending than the rest of the UK faces. The thinktank was ...