Speaking in response to the GERS publication, the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:
“Oil revenues have tanked since 2014.
“The Scottish Government must commit to provide a formal written explanation to show why its taxpayer-funded independence White Paper was so hopelessly wrong on oil revenues.
“Tens of thousands of people were given copies of the White Paper. The Scottish Government owes each of them an explanation for the gross error in the forecast.
“The SNP relied on the 2014 numbers for their independence campaign.
“People need to know why they got it so wrong to make sure the same mistakes can’t happen again.”