Treasury "patronising" Scots on Buzzfeed list

Commenting on the UK Treasury’s use of the website Buzzfeed -on which the UK government uses discredited figures to suggest Scots could spend any additional money on fish and chips and pies-  SNP Treasury Spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP said:

 

"This is the kind of patronising attitude to Scotland we have come to expect from the Tory Treasury - presumably the establishment elite think we spend all our time eating fish and chips and pies.

 

“The Treasury figures have been roundly discredited, so this is just adding insult to injury. Real figures are that £300 billion of North Sea tax revenues have flowed from Scotland to the Treasury over the last 40 years - nearly 60,000 for every man, woman and child - and Scotland has contributed more tax per head than the rest of the UK in each one of the last 33 years. But all we get in return from Westminster is bogus figures and silly nonsense."

 

 

Note:

The Buzzfeed list:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/12-things-that-1400-uk-dividend-could-buy

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