I wasn't aware I had to meet a quota!
No need to be flippant, you stated the UK would lose out, I asked you on what areas and you just named two....
Read what I typed about tourism again. If you think the UK wouldn't lose out from people coming to the UK just to visit Scotland as I stated previously then I don't know what to say to you.
And as I said, people will still visit the rest of the UK
This is actually an area I have a great deal of interest in given what I study but even with oil running out it will still be an important part of the UK economy for the forseeable future. Stating it will run out is just an attempt to sidestep that prospect.
How can stating that the oil will run out is sidestepping?
How will Scotland plug the gap left by the oil revenue when it runs out?
Things like higher education, military capability, tax revenue and the like are all things that the rest of the UK will lose out on. Of course on the other side of the coin Scotland loses out on all of the same things but England wouldn't turn into some sort of utopia over night now the freeloading Scots have been cut loose.
Higher education: How will the rest of the UK lose out on that? will the rest of the UK not be allowed to go to Scottish Uni's?
that's the only thing I can think of
Military capability: How will that affect the rest of the UK? maybe the loss of a deep sea port but that's about it, Ships will be built in English/Welsh shipyards instead of Scotland thus meaning more jobs being created for the rest of the UK
No one is saying that England will be a utopia, but its not exactly going to change as much as it will for Scotland and remember, England will still be in a union with 3 other Countries, Scotland will be on its own
I would also like to point out again that I'm not an SNP voter and that I am totally against secession from the union before people starting painting me to be a Scottish Nationalist.
That's nice to know, as someone in England (who wants to move to Scotland) I am in favour of the Union for reasons more related to historical purposes, but at least were debating the issue
Edited by Police Constable 1, 02 January 2012 - 07:25 PM.