Scotland is now the most affluent country in the UK, according to a new study which reveals that a decade of devolution has produced higher wages and less poverty and unemployment than in England.
The report, by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, suggests the north-south divide, which previously characterised Scotland as the poorer relation, has been reversed. Scotland now has fewer families living below the breadline, more people in work and higher average salaries than England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
I wonder what Stoney and his Welsh apologist mates have to say about that then?
Bring on the referendum!