A Yes vote in 2014 would have seen an independent Scotland begin

first_img Pro-Union parties said the statistics showed an independent Scotland would have faced “unprecedented” levels of austerity and accused the SNP of “deception”… Scotland would have begun life as an independent nation with a massive £13.3 billion deficit if voters had backed separation in 2014, official Scottish Government figures reveal.  The deficit is higher than any EU member state and double that of Spain, the next highest.center_img The revenue and spending statistics show the country is in the red to tune of 8.3 per cent of GDP, more than three times the UK figure of 2.4 per cent and the biggest gap between the two since Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (Gers) figures were first published in 1998.last_img read more