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Topic: Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.
Posted by: Sam Hearn
Date/Time: 23/12/14 12:35:00

Projections from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) which take into account plummeting prices put oil revenues at 1.25 billion in 2016/17 - the first year of independence had Scotland voted Yes - instead of the 6.9 billion predicted by the Nationalists during the campaign.

Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the country would have faced "financial meltdown" in the event of independence.

She said: "The SNP told the people of Scotland that the oil price would rise, it would stay high and there would be so much surplus revenue, Scotland could afford an oil fund for the future as well as finance all of the Scottish Government's day-to-day spending commitments as well.

"Expert after expert pointed out how fanciful this was - and yet Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney insisted a new oil boom was on the way. It was nonsense then and it is nonsense now.

"It was the worst kind of deceit to try and bribe voters before the referendum and it is to Scotland's great credit that the majority voters saw through their fantasy economics.

"Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.

"It's time for them to acknowledge the deception they were trying to spread and to work to save the North Sea jobs now under threat from the hard realities of a volatile world oil market."

Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: "Imagine if Scotland had voted Yes in September. The first days of creating a new nation would have been mayhem. As part of the UK we are able to protect the NHS and other public services and provide tax incentives to support jobs."


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
OIL Prices16/12/14 22:37:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:OIL Prices16/12/14 22:49:00 Janine Jarvis
      Re:Re:OIL Prices17/12/14 09:05:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:OIL Prices17/12/14 10:21:00 Will Watson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:OIL Prices17/12/14 10:34:00 Guy Lambert
         And renewables17/12/14 15:08:00 Ken Munn
            Re:And renewables17/12/14 15:17:00 Jonathan Bingham
      Re:Re:OIL Prices17/12/14 09:31:00 Susan Kelly
         Re:Re:Re:OIL Prices17/12/14 10:26:00 David Cuss
            Re:Re:Re:Re:OIL Prices18/12/14 11:51:00 Sam Hearn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:OIL Prices18/12/14 11:54:00 Sam Hearn
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:OIL Prices18/12/14 12:00:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:OIL Prices18/12/14 12:00:00 Carl Wynne
   Re:OIL Prices18/12/14 12:55:00 Sebastian Smeck
      Re:Re:OIL Prices18/12/14 13:10:00 Julian Pavey
         Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.23/12/14 12:35:00 Sam Hearn
            Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.23/12/14 13:09:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
               Re:Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.23/12/14 13:23:00 Julian Pavey
                  Re:Re:Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.23/12/14 13:41:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.23/12/14 13:52:00 Sam Hearn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.23/12/14 13:58:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.24/12/14 16:37:00 Sebastian Smeck
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.24/12/14 17:24:00 Peter Millman
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Now the oil price has crashed, their silence is deafening.29/12/14 09:03:00 Huw Burford-Taylor

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