Prof Patrick Dunleavy
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Scottish independence: Treasury's use of figures 'terribly crude'

Competing claims about the costs and benefits of Scottish independence have been set out to voters.

The Scottish government said everyone in Scotland would be £1,000 better off a year, in the event of a "Yes" vote in September's independence referendum.

But UK ministers said in their analysis people would benefit from staying in the UK by £1,400 per person, per year.

A study by Patrick Dunleavy, professor of politics at the London School of Economics, has been talked about a great deal by both sides.

He told Radio 4's PM programme the Treasury's use of his figures was "terribly crude and not warranted".

  • 28 May 2014
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