Analysis by the British House of Commons Research Library, based on data from the International Monetary Fund, revealed that the UK lags behind all 13 of its neighbors in terms of personal wealth.
Figures for 2021, cited in a report by the British newspaper The Independent on Tuesday, show that the UK’s GDP per capita is only 31 thousand and 38 pounds, which lags behind other countries with the worst performance at 34 thousand 622 pounds. Pounds registered.
Luxembourg has the highest per capita GDP in northwestern Europe at over ,000 80,000, followed by Ireland (, 65,411) and Switzerland (, 50,15).
The newspaper pointed out that Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, had exploited these figures and explained why it was better for Scotland to secede from “the poorest man in northwestern Europe.”
Kirsten Oswald, vice president of the Scottish National Party in Westminster, said there was evidence that countries of equal or smaller independence were “performing better” than the United Kingdom.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that the only way to unleash the full economic potential of Scotland is through independence, so that we can be as rich and successful as our European neighbors,” Oswald said. “The UK is the poorest country in northwestern Europe with the lowest wealth of any country throughout the 21st century. The wealth gap with our European neighbors has worsened over the past two decades,” he added.