Next week the SNP will publish their economic case for leaving the UK. Here's ten of their more preposterous positions and how they should be challenged on them.
An excellent piece of work representing great effort Blair and it is not too long. The problem is not that but that there will be very little intelligent discussion of the issues.
All Nicola wants is a few headlines saying that the Govt claim Scotland would be a rich country outside the UK. Her hope is that impression will linger in peoples' minds and they will not have time or sufficient economic knowledge to look further.
The only way to get a proper discussion is for the opposition to take up the issues. The Tories are compromised by Brexit so it mainly falls to Labour. They need a simple but deep critique which forces the SNP into a response to start the debate. Can I make a suggestion ?
The SNP rightly criticised Truss for failing to consult the OBR about her tax plans. In logic therefore they should submit this new document to independent scrutiny. The IFS are the obvious people but the SNP will say about them what Truss says about the OBR. They could be asked to work with Fraser of Allender. The point is to force the SNP into making less and less plausible excuses for avoiding debate. Whoever wrote this document should be asked to appear in front of a Parliamentary Committee and members should be allowed to consult expert help in questioning them.
I suspect also that their are members of the business and trade union community who have no interest in supporting fantasy economics. Their help should be enlisted.