Top property chief executive skewers no campaign

The comments of property expert Dan Macdonald, writing in today’s Scotsman, has pulled the rug out from under the feet of Danny Alexander’s recent scaremongering on mortgage rates in an independent Scotland.

Mr Macdonald, the Chief Executive of Macdonald Estates, made clear that mortgage rates are principally based on central bank interest rates which would remain the same across a sterling zone following independence.

Mr Macdonald’s comments undermine the baseless claims made by Danny Alexander who failed to offer a shred of credible evidence to back up his statement on mortgages.

This latest gaffe for the No campaign follows their inaccurate claims over the UK’s international aid contributions.

Commenting on this latest blunder, SNP MSP Chic Brodie, member of the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism committee, said:

“Mr Macdonald’s contribution is a welcome injection of fact into the baseless assertions that the No campaign have been making. To be publicly taken to task by a respected property expert in this manner is a humiliation for Danny Alexander, and one that he has brought on himself with his spurious comments.

“The No campaign is only days old but are already repeat offenders when it comes to drawing up dodgy numbers. Their inability to stick to the facts is severely undermining their credibility.

“First on international aid and now on mortgage rates, the statements of the No campaign have been comprehensively blown out of the water.

“The No campaign is based solely on whipping up fears, as was revealed by Patricia Ferguson yesterday when she let the cat out of the bag live on TV.

“They have nothing positive to say to people in Scotland and simply do not understand that people are no longer taken in by their nonsense.”