George Monbiot: England is dysfunctional, corrupt and vastly unequal. Who on earth would want to be tied to such a country?
I’m not sure who said it, but “Cameron is temporary, independence is forever.”
Unfortunately, the serious questions are not being taking seriously: what will be the currency, what will happen to pensions, will Scotland really be part of the EU, what else, apart for dwindling oil reserves, will Scotland leverage for its economy, do Scots realise they will have to use their passport to travel south, that Scots will have to get work permits to work in England?
If Scotland does vote for independence, part of me is thinking that we should just say: “good luck. You know you’re on your own now, right?”
Scotland should be concerned by independence. There’s a difference between being a territory of an empire and a country that is unified with another – especially where that other country is an economic powerhouse with a wealth of experience and global respect.
Does Scotland really want to become another small player in the world?