According to the Telegraph, Professor Douglas McWilliams will deliver the Gresham Professorial lecture tomorrow (Wednesday) and, if the Telegraph quotes are correct, we are in for a lecture!
"Like Ireland in the 1960s there might well eventually be an economic revival when policy makers, having tried everything else, start to apply common sense.
It took the Irish 40 years to achieve this post independence. By the time [Scottish citizens] see the light they might have lost as much as 10pc in growth and living standards from the slower growth compared with the situation had they stayed in the union."
…. but this and all his predictions are based upon there being no ‘fiscal, monetary or banking union’.
So once more we see a very definite headline and article being conditional.
Will they never learn?
But there’s a wee bit more. If you turned up to listen to Professor Williams’ lecture you would be very surprised to hear him talk about independence. Why? The original title and overview of his lecture are,
Wonder why it was changed?
All hands to the union pump?