JohninMK wrote:Such a shame that your dream may never be realised. But then at least the impotence of a probably poor and small country will not be exposed.
seriously you haven't a clue John ... if threats and bullying is the UK establishment is the only tools left to keep the UK "United" then it is obvious that union is finished ... i think you will find the rest of the UK will lose way more For example its seat in the permanent council of the UN as you will no longer be the UK, over £65 billion exports to Scotland all Scotland's exports will leave from Scottish ports and airports 10s of thousands of oil and gas jobs in England back to Scotland you have very little oil and Gas and the maritime borders will have to be redrawn back to 1999 when the westminster redrew Scottish maritime borders without the consent of Scotland and UNCLOS when the rUK grabbed 6,000 square miles of Scotland's maritime waters ... we have vast amounts of oil and gas reserves worth trillions in even todays prices, we have large deposits of gold untapped over 200 tonnes in one site alone nr Loch Lomond ... i think you will find we will do just fine
As I have said, I love your optimism and hope. I wish you God speed and, from the perspective of serf in middle England I hope it all happens and we lose both Scotland and the seat on the UNSC. But, I am not sure:
- that anyone other than a few in Scotland will be aware that they are being "bullied", it will be part of an honest, open and factual discussion of the financial implications of independence
- what we export that is worth £65B to Scotland and if we do where the alternative economic supply is for you as Scots will still want their Range Rovers, Astras, Nissans etc. Just as we will still want you whiskey etc
- if it was economic then Scotland's exports would already be going from Scotland's ports/airports. As I have said before, even most of your salmon goes via Heathrow as cargo in planes leaving from there. Those planes will never go to their destinations from Scotland
- there are no longer 10s of thousands of jobs in oil. With oil under $50 new undersea fields are no longer viable and exploration in them around the world has virtually stopped
- as the last point, ownership of the seabed is now irrelevant. But you are welcome to it as restitution costs are going to be serious
- good luck with the gold.