RBS: Weakest four years of GDP since 1830s

The Royal Bank of Scotland's Group Economists have been sharing their analysis of the GDP figures on Twitter.

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2008-12: the weakest four years of #GDP performance outside post-war demobilisations since at least the 1830s. Yes, the 1830s. #UK #economy

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Post-WW1 & WW2 #GDP fell at double-digits rates. Those aside, 2008-12 fall was bigger than any since before Victoria ascended the throne.

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During the Great #Depression, #UK #GDP fell by 2.6% between 1928 and 1932. From 2008 to 2012 GDP fell by more than 3%.

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