it sucks when you have a bad teacher for a subject you’re genuinely interested in
|Anonymous: I understand completely why Scotland wants to be independent but i just wish that ppl could see that if they become independent they will be in economic ruin - they will lose the pound, companies will move away as they will no longer be in Europe and they will lose their overwhelming financial support from the rest of the UK.|
Okay firstly, I’m guessing by you calling us “they” you do not live in Scotland and/or are not Scottish. So you probably don’t know as much about living here (and living here in poverty) as I do.
Secondly, Scotland will not be in economic ruin. We can’t be stopped from using the pound, and we are going to continue using the pound if we get independence. Even Alistair Darling himself said we can.
Sorry? “Overwhelming financial support from the rest of the UK.”? Don’t make me laugh!
"In February 2012, the Centre for Economics and Business Research concluded that "Scotland receives no net subsidy" from the UK, as greater per capita tax generation in Scotland balanced out greater per capita public spending."
"Over the past thirty years, Scotland contributed a relative budget surplus of almost £20billion to the UK economy." [x]
So yeah, pretty sure they need us more than we need them.
There are so many more reasons to vote Yes though. No more nuclear weapons near our cities, which are endangering the lives of millions. No privatised health care like what’s happening in England. It’d be easier to keep no tuition fees for education in an independent Scotland. Not participating in illegal wars. Voting on the government WE decide on. No unelected House of Lords. No official state religion. No chance of having UKIP elected. I just don’t see why anyone would not be voting Yes.
Alba gu bràth!♥
Westminster: “If you vote no, we’ll give you more powers!”
Westminster: “Well… we can’t tell you exactly what yet.”
Scotland: “Huh. But if we vote yes, we can have all of the powers.”