I wonder, will he?

You know, Spud, GERS is all bollocks.

And yet here’s someone who is, I assume, using those same figures (via email press release):

GDP FIGURES A WAKE UP CALL FOR A SCOTTISH POLITICAL ELITE WHO ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE REAL LIVES OF ORDINARY SCOTS, SAYS GMB

Scotland Scottish economy shrank in the last quarter 2016 and ordinary Scots are suffering

At a recent Scottish Affairs Committee [1], GMB Scotland predicted the Scottish economy was set to shrink further.

The latest GDP figures confirm the predictions from GMB Scotland and they cannot simply be blamed on Brexit.

The truth is that the Scottish political elite has been indulging itself and has forgotten about the real lives of ordinary Scots.

The new GDP figures must act as awake up call for politicians who are in danger of ‘sleepwalking back to recession’, says GMB Scotland.

The Scottish economy shrank by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2016 – with GDP growing by just 0.4% over the year as a whole.

Will Ritchie tell the GMB it’s all bollocks because those are numbers entirely made up estimated by Westminster?

8 comments on “I wonder, will he?

  1. Rob

    OT but he also waded into the Gibraltar issue & got a kicking from people who live there. See the Gibraltar thread on TRUK

  2. Of course (referring back to yesterday’s thread) it’s important as well as fun to lampoon the pinguid professor because attention needs to be drawn to the fact that yesterday’s bollocks become today’s authoritative official figures.

    And vice versa, of course, as the argument and circumstances dictate.

  3. Ordinary Scots probably pay no attention to GDP.
    Invoking ‘ordinary Scots’ seems melodramatic.

  4. Re the Gibraltar Thread and his assertions ,Spud said ” It wasn’t robustly researched” which really sums up most of his assertions and today the corker – “you only have to use common decency, basic logic and a bit of sense ” – when has he demonstrated that?

  5. pinguid. I like that. Visions of him resembling a plasticine penguin with an interesting speaking style.

  6. “you only have to use common decency, basic logic and a bit of sense ” – when has he demonstrated that?

    All or any? Stupid question. Same answer whichever.

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