Data extracted in March 2016. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Planned article update: June 2017.
Only Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Iceland have significantly higher GDPs across the whole country, than Scotland. All of Eastern Europe, Southern Italy and Southern Spain have far weaker economies than Scotland while France and Finland are no stronger. Sweden is only slightly stronger across the piece. England, Ireland and Italy are horribly unequal with some regions as poor as Lithuania and one as poor as Bulgaria. Wales is clearly not better together with the UK. They’d be better off with Ireland. How many of them are not independent countries. How many of them are applying to join the UK?