Scotland's Direct European Wealth Comparisons

"This should be enough for people to see that if we were independent and could re-join the EU and control all of our own massive resources and share them with other European countries whilst retaining full fiscal autonomy, there is no doubt in my mind that if I re-ran this blog post after we gain independence and let a few years pass by that we would be ahead of Norway"

Understanding Economics 101

"I keep hearing people complain that the ‘mainstream media’ does not understand economics and that we’re talked down to as if everything must be explained as if the economy is a household. In this thread I explain all you (and they) need to know. Economics in one thread then...."

Scotland Will Need Its Own Currency After Independence

"There is still an ongoing debate on whether Scotland would need its own currency immediately after independence. I am baffled by this. The answer is yes if Scotland wants to really be independent. It's as simple as that."

The ability to control the economy through the issue of money and through tax.  The ability to regulate banks.  The ability to control interest rates.  The ability to support the economy with QE.  These cannot be done if a country relies on and uses the currency of a different country.


England Is Sucking Value From Scotland As Hard As It Can

"Johnson wants to retain Scotland precisely because he knows London needs its economic support. Ignore the rigged data in Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland. The reality is that little England knows that it is sucking value from Scotland as hard as it can. And it does not want that to stop. And the chance that it might is what petrifies them."