SCOTLAND BEATS MOST OF ENGLAND
Scotland, under a Scottish National Party government, has been performing better than most parts of the UK.
GDP Growth in UK regions 2000-2010
Scotland 2.2 %
South West of England 2.1%
English East Midlands 2.0 %
South East of England 1.8%
North East of England 1.6%
England's Yorkshire & Humberside 1.6%
North West of England 1.3 %
English West Midlands 1.1 %
Tony Blair's Labour government has been a disaster for the economy in England.
In the UK as a whole, in the years 2000 -2010, GDP rose by 1.7 % annually, the UK’s weakest performance since the 1940s.
In the UK as a whole, output in manufacturing contracted during the years 2000-2010, declining by an average of 1.2 per cent each year
(Noughties growth slowest since the war)