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Should Westminster Allow Indyref2?

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ToraToraTora | 16:50 Thu 25th Apr 2019 | News
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-48053363
I think they should let wee Jimmy get it out of her system once and for all.

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//“Can someone explain how Scotland would manage financially if it became independent? Just wondering .//

I’ve already told you:

“Haggis (January 25th only), Single Malt, Burton's Jammie Dodgers, Dundee Cake and Deuchars IPA”

I forgot to add “their” oil (and no doubt a generous “transition” allowance provided by taxpayers of the UK3).
THECORBYLOON,
I agree with you, it is not pertinent to the discussion.
you appear also to have omitted Tunnock's Teacakes, NJ.....
No NJ you haven't told me . I have only just asked this question and I was hoping for a serious answer.
You forgot gin the Scots gin market is huge
"No NJ you haven't told me . I have only just asked this question and I was hoping for a serious answer."

True. But I told "everyone" at 17:45 on Thursday. The serious answer to your question is "not at all well".
//You forgot gin the Scots gin market is huge //

I don't know about gin specifically, but the scots certainly put away a great deal of alcohol per person
https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/scots-consume-10-litres-of-pure-alcohol-a-year-1-4756945

if you were however referring to gin production, again I don't know specifically about gin, but last year production of all spirits represented 3% GDP - if set against whisky production, gin will be a small percentage of the whole. just for comparison, tourism brought in 5% GDP and forestry 7%.
150 million from gin alone
That not much out of a 2 billion-plus market.
Andres, regarding how Scotland will survive: If you believe that Scotland is at present being financially propped up by the rest of the UK (i.e. England) then you will naturally assume that an independent Scotland will promptly go bankrupt. Equally, if (irrespective of whether otherwise favourable possibilities/prospects exist) you believe that Scots are inherently incompetent, then you will expect an independent Scotland to fail economically sooner or later.

On the other hand, if you believe Scotland could successfully copy what countries of a similar size or smaller achieve, i.e. socio-economic prosperity/well-being well beyond what Scotland currently has, then you will also notice that those countries are not richer than Scotland in natural or human resources.

There is every reason to hope that an independent Scotland will do better than as the present part of the UK. That seems to be what 49% of Scots now think, according to a YouGov poll just published. But it does depend on an independent Scotland rapidly ditching UK systems and practices and switching to what works for others.
Plus the 5 billion for whisky that I mentioned earlier
Talisker et al is crap. Give me Old Paddy, Jamesons and Bushmills any day. Even the Welsh make better whiskey than the Scots.
According to an official report only 19 years of oil left so will they want back in when that runs out.
//There is every reason to hope that an independent Scotland will do better than as the present part of the UK. ... But it does depend on an independent Scotland rapidly ditching UK systems and practices and switching to what works for others.//

Strange. If you substitute "UK" for "Scotland" and "EU" for "UK" 80% of Parliament and 48% of the electorate would think you were raving mad.
Is that 49% of all Scots, or of the people surveyed?
What I just can't understand is, if you all hate Scotland so much, why are you so against us leaving the UK? The whole raison d'être for the SNP is independence - once achieved the party will have done their job. To level insults at Scotlands First Minister says more about the posters than it does about Nicola.
//wee Jimmy//
//silly woman//
//time to go Nichola// at least spell her name properly
//wee shoggy//
//Scotts// It's Scots!
//The red dwarf//

Absolutely disgusting

NJ, ;)
As it was a survey, it's 49% of folk surveyed. As with all reputable surveys, those surveyed and the results will have been selected and weighted so that they represent the sex, age and voting patterns of Scotland as a whole.
maggiebee, wasn't there someone who once said something about "them" not knowing what they do ? No need to despair, substitute "say" in place of "do" - and then time will tell ....

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