One of the latest mantras from the No campaign is that the UK is "the most successful political union in history". Two questions immediately spring to mind: by what measure and for whom? We have never seen these questions asked or answered in the mainstream media.
The map, shown below, demonstrates starkly that the union hasn't delivered for Scotland in terms of life expectancy. The map will also be a shock for those who thought that lower life expectancy is limited to the urban central belt.
A full statistical description of health and life expectancy can be found on the Public Health Information for Scotland website.
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