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A Trading Nation

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 30th May 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie Green

The minister said that the principles are geared towards his target of increasing exports as a percentage of GDP. He knows very well that I am very sceptical that there is such a thing as sustainable economic growth, but that is the Government rhetoric and that is what it is going for, so why is the target not based on sustainability, rather than on the narrow, myopic metric of GDP only?