An independent Scotland on the horizon?

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  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    Britain without Scotland, as I understand it, would be politically far more conservative.
    Scotland without the common British government would, I believe, lose more than it would gain economically, b'c economically it has long been effectively subsidized by the English part of the economy.

    To me it is likely to obtain insufficient support, as the article suggests, by Scots who know they will be worse off. Many of the English, OTOH, I would think, be happy enough to see Scotland go, as well as Northern Ireland. Yet I think the union would suffer great emotional loss and the departure would be a sad event generally.

    It's one thing cheering to Hollwood's version of British history on the silver screen, and quite another to look at things accurately and pragmatically.

    Good article btw.