THE economy is in a "desperate position" because the UK Government is pursuing the wrong policies and there is not much scope for the Scottish Government to do anything dramatically different to buck the trend, a leading expert says.
THE economy is in a \"desperate position\" because the UK Government is pursuing the wrong policies and there is not much scope for the Scottish Government to do anything dramatically different to buck the trend, a leading expert says.
TOUGH TIMES: Professor Brian Ashcroft, below, said helping unemployed people would boost the economy.
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IAN McCONNELL BUSINESS EDITOR
And Professor Brian Ashcroft, economics editor of the highly-regarded Fraser of Allander Institute commentary, believes the ability of the Holyrood administration to improve matters would be similarly restricted even if Scotland was independent, given the importance of a UK market which accounts for 66% of Scottish "exports".
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