Originally Posted by chezlaw
I exaggerate slightly. its important to nationalists for silly reasons, lawyers for financial reasons and politicians for power reasons.
but you're just making it up. You have no idea whether it will be beneficial or not.
I suspect you've been trolling this thread to be honest. Now I am almost certain. You've ignored everything I've said apart from a few opinions where you've claimed I "have no idea" if it is the case.
I suggest you go and read the White Paper
: "Your Scotland, Your Voice: A National Conversation" to find out why it will be better if we manage our own business.
Here's an extract from the overview of Chapter 3 A Wealthier Scotland:
With independence Scotland would have full responsibility for promoting economic growth and improving Scotland's long-term competitiveness, including:
designing a tax system to make Scotland a more attractive place for business growth and investment
choosing a macroeconomic framework, including the operation of fiscal policy, best suited to the characteristics of the Scottish economy
encouraging research and investment to spur growth in key sectors where Scotland has comparative advantages, for example in energy, food and drink, life sciences, financial services, creative industries and sustainable tourism
borrowing responsibly for investment in key long-term projects, such as the Forth Road Bridge
representing Scottish interests internationally: for example fishing policy in the European Union; duties on whisky in the World Trade Organization
establishing a distinct population strategy, addressing the demographic and skills challenges that face the nation