Our take on the SNP's manifesto
Good afternoon! We spent yesterday looking through and checking the SNP's manifesto, we wrote about our findings here.
Notably, we found there was an error in their figures for international exports:
The manifesto said: “Scotland’s international exports are stronger than ever. Since 2011, our international exports, excluding oil and gas, have increased by over 57% and are now worth £32.4 billion. Of this, almost half were exports to the EU.”
The SNP told us (after this article was first published) that this was an error in the manifesto and the change was since 2007, rather than 2011. International exports since 2011 have in fact risen by 19%, not 57%.
We are waiting to see if this is updated in their manifesto.
We’ve checked all of the major party manifestos, and if you want to take a look at any of our checks, or general election content, you can find that here.