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Carmichael: Scots get more from UK than they put in

Alistair Carmichael: Public spending higher in Scotland. Picture: Jane Barlow

Alistair Carmichael: Public spending higher in Scotland. Picture: Jane Barlow

  • by PAUL WARD
 

Scotland gets more back from the UK than it puts in, according to the Scottish Secretary.

Banks are safer, mortgages are cheaper and “public spending in Scotland is consistently 10 per cent higher than the UK average”, Alistair Carmichael said.

The UK government minister will make a speech at Stirling University highlighting issues raised in the Scotland Analysis programme, a series of papers designed to promote the UK ahead of the referendum.

The Lib Dem MSP for Orkney and Shetland will say: “Right now, we get the benefits from natural resources like North Sea oil – but are able to manage the volatility in production and price as part of a much larger and diverse economy, with a stable UK currency that is respected and envied across the world.”

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