Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:59 AM
DC wants Scotland to take 1/4 of the debt because it is one of the 4 UK countries... The SNP have told him where to shove that as Scotland doesn't owe anywhere as near as much as England does. I think they said they /may/ take 1/8th of the debt.
Scotland would be able to pay it off quickly anyways if it is that small.
The sad thing is, people forget just what Scotland has done for the world. Canada's first PM was Scottish as were most of the British Universities. Scots practically ran the East Indian Company and they also brought around numerous vital inventions.
People don't give Scotland enough credit. With all the money Scotland makes from: Tourism (Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness, Ben Nevis etc.), Oil (Can rent our platforms to Americans like we did before), Alcohol production (Whiskey mainly ahah), and the Shortbread & other national foods industries.... Scotland would easily fund its way.
Ditching the Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme would save £100 Billon.
Naturally, if we got independence, there's be a momentary minuscule economical decline whilst it got it's footing. Yet within the year or the next, Scotland would be over £1000+ better off per citizen than if it were with the UK.
Besides, even if the economic depression lasts a wee while, what happens to us now and what we deal with now, paves the way for the future generations of families in Scotland.
You may not like the SNP, you may not like Alex, You may not even have a sense of patriotism etc /but/ just because you don't like something doesn't mean you should spoil the next generations chances at life.
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