New deal could lead to Scotland's independence from UK

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    New deal could lead to Scotland's independence from UK

    New deal could lead to Scotland's independence from UK - CNN.com
     
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    The exploration rights granted to British companies currently extracting oil and gas from below the North Sea belong to the United Kingdom. If Scotland does become an independent nation, they'll have to buy those resources from the UK. Also, prospective energy companies will be unwilling to impinge upon the monoploies enjoyed by the likes of BP and British Gas.

    Another thing that also escapes the attention of the Scottish pro-independence brigade is the conspicuous absence of indigenous private industry in Scotland. If Scotland is granted independence, what private industry that still exists in Scotland may be inclined to relocate back to England and elsewhere; as the SNP is a hard-left party that may worry potential investors. England, however, enjoys ample private industry compared to its Celtic neighbours. Not to mention Scotland would be withdrawing from the security of the pound. They'd be ripe for an even more hidious episode of exploitation and economic slavery under the Euro than they ever were under their Saxon overlord.

    Having said that, though, I'd be interested to see how Scotland would fair if it went it alone. Ireland, for instance, flourished under London's direct control. Look where they are now.
     
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    What benefits would the Scots get by declaring independence?
     
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    My guess is that the driving force behind Scotland's push for independence is the same as any other territory we subjugated in the past: self determination.

    But in doing so, they'd be cutting themselves off from the biggest tax base in the British Isles: England, and all the benefits that come from it. Their only viable option to increase revenue would be to march towards the waiting arms of the Euro. And we all know where that'll get you.
     
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    Hmm, might be better off to stay under the UK Banner.
     
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    Scotland forever!
     
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    I've read that England is more interested in Scottish independence than Scotland is.
     
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    Can I just add that the most vocal proponent for "Scotland Forever", a Mr. Sean Connery, has spent most of his adult life living in the Bahamas.
     

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