Scottish independence: economic and political opportunities and challenges


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With less than three months to go until the Scottish referendum, Schroders European Economist, Azad Zangana has been looking in to the economic and po
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#2

All these pessimistic Scottish projections aligned with overly optimistic projections for the UK.

We’ve decades to go before our oil runs out so I don’t think you’ve thought this through very well at all Azad.

I wan’t independence for my country because we’ve such an opportunity to escape from an overly London centric country and attempt to build something better.

How about this scenario, a country with one of the largest oil reserves in Europe (so asset backed) launches its own currency, how long would it really take for currency markets to take to get a taste for it!


#3

Yeah I have read a report of a study indicating there is still there is still 2-3 decades of oil in the North Sea so I don’t understand it either.

I’m from Manchester and I am attracted to Alex Salmond’s idea of creating a counterweight to London which seems to dominate all of these isles.

I think independence for Scotland is a big opportunity for the Scots to create something better. I agree with you @AlexBarr, too many so called experts are very pessimistic on Scotland, and I think this just reflects their desire not to see it go.

I hope they vote yes, I would if I lived in Scotland.


#4

I don’t think I’m qualified to comment on the economics of it but I think it’s probably more a hand-on-heart issue anyway, and my heart says that I think it would be a great shame if Scotland left us and I don’t want to see them go.

I wonder if David Cameron still thinks it was the right decision to leave off the Devo-max question off the ballot paper because I’ve heard some Scots who are intent on voting yes state that they would have preferred that third option.