Thursday, 11 September 2014

An Independent Scotland is better for the World

Scotland has all the ingredients to be a viable nation state. Scotland will start with healthier state finances than the rest of the UK, said Financial Times. It added: "If its oil and gas output (now part of UK) is included, Scotland’s GDP per head is bigger than that of France.” Even UK Prime Minister Cameron said: "It would be wrong to suggest that Scotland could not be another … successful, independent country."

An independent Scotland is good for the world:
• GDP per head – 19th in the world in 2012, compared to UK’s 23rd.
• GDP at 46th globally, in the top quarter of countries.
• Total exports worth US$148 billion, ranking 34th in the world.

A Free Scotland has great potential for economic and cultural alliances directly with Northern Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, China and South-East Asia. Relationship between a Free Scotland and Britain would be similar to USA and Canada. Issues of currency, defense, trade and travel would sort themselves easily. Scotland's "breakaway" recognizes the reality of the "United" Kingdom which were never truly united other than geographically. Historically, they were united through conquests by the English.  Traditionally, they are as different as skirts and trousers.  I believe a UK without Scotland (and Wales and Northern Ireland) would be more productive, innovative and resourceful as simply “England” when she learns to stop living off the resources which are not hers.

Read the Financial Times Analysis:

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