jammyjames wrote:Scotland, if independent, will need to find another currency for one. The bank of england have dictated they will not allow for the currency to be held by Scotland.
It is a campaign tactic to say that they will not accept a currency union, and will be something to bargain with in the post vote negotiations. A currency union is the best thing for both Scotland and the rest of the UK, the British government would be a whole new level of incompetent to reject it.
betiko wrote:Oh and no way wales and northern ireland won t ask for the same referendum soon.
Northern Ireland will never have a vote because the country is specifically gerrymandered to ensure a unionist majority. Scotland are having this referendum because the "nationalists" won an overall majority in parliament. I think given Northern Ireland's recent past, this is for the best.
iAmCaffeine wrote:Last I heard the EU said Scotland would not eligible; has that changed?
It was never the case that we were not eligible
Our application will be accepted, it is the manner of that acceptance which is up for debate.
Furthermore, a number of companies are preparing to move into England should Scotland become independent, from garden centre chains to the Royal Bank of Scotland.
I see Cameron's lobbying has done some good. RBS said it would not move any jobs or operations out of Scotland, and it is like 80% owned by the UK government.
jonesthecurl wrote:I voted"no". Mainly because if you cut Scotland off from the rest of the UK they'll never get rid of the Tory government. (the rest, I mean, not Scotland).
There is an argument for that in the short term. There is also an argument that left wing parties could see a resurgence in an independent Scotland and this could lead a change throughout the rest of the UK. If not, then my apologies to the north of England.
If you can't already tell I am voting YES on Thursday. To end nuclear weapons in Scotland and to better spend that money on healthcare and childcare. I am voting YES to end Tory rule in Scotland once and for all. Yes to end the union with Westminster and for hope that we can elect a slightly less terrible shower of numpties.