I’ve expressed my doubts about Kevin McKenna before but I had to agree when he wrote:
‘Labour and the Tories still revel in trashing Scotland’
In his Guardian piece, he mentioned many of the good news stories about Scotland, I’ve written about myself including economic growth, falling unemployment, a superior NHS and even the recent evidence that stillbirths are lower in Scotland. Like him I could barely hide my disgust at the evident disappointment that their own country had not gone into recession.
Now, the Press & Journal (who else?) have added to the list of reasons to be cheerful with:
‘North and north-east companies are the toast of the stock exchange’
Here’s an extract:
‘London Stock Exchange (LSE)’s new 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report celebrates the achievements of 25 Scottish firms and more than half of them are in the north and north-east. Eight of the firms being hailed as “the lifeblood of the economy” are based in Aberdeen – and this at a time the north-east is still reeling from a sharp slump in oil prices since 2014.’
You can access the full article if you want to see the names. The url is below.
I’ve already written twice to debunk the whole recession thing.
Someone tell Ruth, Kezia and Willie to show some faith in their own people or fuck off leave and live somewhere else.