Let us be clear on one thing; Scotland will suffer economic meltdown should it foolishly decide to become Independent. Why? Well, it would have chosen to leave the UK and so it follows it would have to leave the Sterling zone and enter the Euro. That way lies disaster. Alex Salmond insists this would NOT be the case but who is he to tell us Brits who we retain in our domestic currency? Scotland SHOULD be thrown out of the Sterling zone if it chooses to leave the UK.
Scots will be told that a vote for independence will mean them being forced to ditch the pound and join the faltering euro. The warning came as Labour pledged to join forces with the Coalition to save the 300-year-old Union with England. As senior Labour figures signalled their backing for David Cameron’s high-risk attempt to force Holyrood to hold an independence referendum quickly, Government sources said Scotland’s future in the EU would be a central issue.
Salmond is playing a game and it needs called. He KNOWS that there will be no majority vote in favour of Scottish Independence (polls show about 23% in favour so, game over on THAT) but he is angling for something called Devolution Max. What this means is that fiscal powers would be moved from Westminster to Scotland and it would be able to operate autonomously whilst absorbing all the benefits of the Barnett formula. This needs tackled as Scots already get excessive funding, as the man behind the fiscal formula admits.
As a Unionist, I would like Scotland to stay in the UK. Scotland has made a great contribution to our common well being and I a fond of the country. But not at ANY price. The SNP are undermining the value of Scotland and either they put up, hold the BINDING referendum and accept the result, or they shut up. Like all forms of Nationalism, the SNP is a creeping poison and it needs confronted, exposed, defeated.