The Scottish Government has just published (under the headline “First Paper in new independence prospectus”) the remarkably verbosely titled “Building a New Scotland – Independence in the Modern World. Wealthier, Happier, Fairer: Why Not Scotland?“.
We’ve been here before of course, but such is the real-life Groundhog Day of Scottish Politics under an SNP government
I have read through the report in detail and tweeted about it extensively. Going through it line-by-line would be too tedious even for Chokkablog, so what follows is my attempt to summarise the main take-aways.
1. There is no data in the report relating to Scotland
2. There is a clear indication that the SNP is now looking to make the economic case for independence based on moving Scotland to being a high tax country
5. Brexit Bad, Scexit Good?