"SCOTLAND'S payments to the European Union could rise from £124 million to £673m under independence, official figures suggest.
"An independent Scotland, with oil reserves, would become the third richest country in the EU in terms of GDP per head. Only the Netherlands and Luxembourg would be better off": Magnus Gardham, Herald.
Unbelievably, in a 'blink several times and rub your eyes to make sure you haven't misread it' article over at the Herald, the political editor has pointed how that Scotland's contributions to the EU would rise by several hundreds of million pounds per annum if we were to join as an independent country.
Why, we hear you ask!
Because, unlike the UK, we would be one of the richest countries in the organisation.
Wings over Scotland takes the article to pieces here.
But, if you thought that was good, it gets better... Wee Willie Rennie offers his unique brand of wisdom on the issue. Apparently unaware of the significance of being the third richest country in the EU, he opines: "The SNP government's own figures have laid bare the real cost of the nationalist's independence plans. Even with the rebate an independent Scotland's payment to the EU would triple to £378m."
Duh! All that AND 14,000 treaties to renegotiate!
By the way, this new scare story replaces the previous scare story about us being flung out of the EU. If at first you don't succeed, keep sucking...