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 – the British newspaper The Independent said in a statement on its website – show that the UK’s GDP per capita is only 31 thousand and 38 pounds per capita, lagging behind other countries with worse performance than France. 32 thousand and 622 pounds were recorded. Finland 34,187.
Luxembourg had per capita GDP in northwestern Europe at over 80,000 per person, followed by Ireland (65,411) and Switzerland (, 50,15).
The newspaper pointed out that SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon had exploited the figures, explaining why it was better to separate Scotland 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, the poorest man in northwestern Europe, has the lowest wealth of any country in the 21st century. The wealth gap with our European neighbors has worsened over the past two decades,” he added.
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