Robin McAlpine: Be careful - it isn't GERS that's the con, it's the spin on it that's the problem
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says GERS figures are put together in good faith but they aren't capable of representing Scotland's true financial position
SO unionists really, really want to talk about GERS and deficit? OK then, let's talk about GERS and deficit.
And let's cut to the chase – if France or Germany or Belgium or Italy were to have their fiscal deficits calculated through the GERS methodology, their deficits would spiral too.