Trust damaged by lies over oil

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FOLLOWING the admission by Denis Healey that the UK Treasury purposefully lied about the value of North Sea oil in the 1970s because of 
the possibility of Scottish independence I expected the Scottish media to be up in arms crying “A Nation Betrayed!”, yet it appears to have been deemed of little importance. Surely the people of Scotland should be able to trust elected representatives and civil servants. If they lied in the 1970s, can we have full confidence in their statements today?

If the Union is of any worth then crucially it must be based on honesty and fairness to all its constituent nations. In a democracy the electorate deserve to be given the truth by our elected politicians – anything less is unacceptable and merits the utmost condemnation.

William Bennett, Denny