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Letters / Selective data

The short answer for Gary and Ross, without the waffle: a simple self-evident graph acquired under Freedom of Information Act. The figures are raw and data contains no spin whatsoever, it is self-explanatory. (http://www.shetnews.co.uk/letters/14553-worst-deal-of-all and http://www.shetnews.co.uk/letters/14558-there-isn-t-a-short-answer).

For a further information available from, Fraser of Allander Institute and Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde.

Note their classic comment from the Institute, on the SNP spinning figures: “In our view, none of this debate is helped by the way in which the Scottish Government presents its budget.

“The information in the budget isn’t particularly easy to understand. And the selective data that the government presents often appears designed to support their arguments rather than to help inform the debate.”

Ian Tinkler

Reference: https://fraserofallander.org/2017/01/17/has-the-scottish-budget-increased-or-decreased-since-201011/