This news item is the Scottish expression of the National and Regional Economic Councils that Gordon Brown MP announced in London as “new governance” is supposedly required.
Scotland’s C.E.A. in need of advice
In “The Scotsman” of Saturday 6th December 2008 we were introduced to the 11 members of Scotland’s ‘Council of Economic Advisers’ – an august body of Economics Professors, three business men and a former Bank Chairman, who were putting forward their plans to lift Scotland out of the economic mire and on to the road to recovery. The headline “Let’s build our way out of this”, flattered to deceive, because it was followed immediately by the panel’s recommendation that “the Scottish Government should BORROW money to fund a recession-beating public works programme”.