Union’s Impact on Scotland

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 29th June 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mhairi Black Mhairi Black Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

Given that the UK wields the most control over the Scottish economy, my question is pretty simple: why is it that independent countries similar to Scotland are wealthier and more productive and have higher social mobility, lower poverty levels, a smaller gender pay gap and lower inequality? In other words, can the Minister not see that, when it comes to Scotland, it is this Government and this Union that are holding us back?