posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 08:14 PM
An independent Scotland depends on the oil issue. Without control of that, it would be very hard for Scotland operate as a successful economy and
independent society. Scottish health issues would make the cost of the NHS much more per head of population than in England. There would also be a
whole list of things that would become much more costly per person, and taxes would inevitably rise (not necessarily a bad thing).
Without oil money the only way I see it being possible is by some creativity with regard to taxes, VAT import/export tariffs etc. In addition to this
the liberal use of mega casinos, brothels, and adventure tourism (like NZ) could have massively positive effects on the economy.
Another solution to the problem of higher living costs and reduced GDP per head of population would be the legalisation of cannabis. It would not
surprise me in the least if the use of hemp in all its forms could singlehandedly fund the entire economy.
Overall though I think the single most important move to ensure the success of a sustainable independent Scotland would be monetary policy reform and
the abolition of a system where the government has to pay the central bank interest on money created out of thin air. The problem is that this is the
one scenario that the NWO would not allow. And for anyone who balks at that idea, go away and do your research. Any country that has ever tried to
break free of the banksters has very quickly found itself facing war, with the banksters funding both war machines.
As for Mr Harrods I bet he would do everything possible to avoid higher than UK Scottish taxes.
PS the majority of Scots even those living in England DO hate the English. I have scottish family in Glasgow and the western isles, and my best mate
is scottish and lives on the edge of Edinburgh. I regularly go up there to stay with him. Because of this regularity his friends no longer treat me as
English, my Englishness has receded and they talk freely in a way that they wouldn't with other English. Their distaste, bitterness, anger and
resentment is as clear as the sun in a cloudless sky. It is also relentless. Usually I take it all without comment because if i couldn't I'd have to
say bye bye. They don't even realise they are doing it. On one stay in Edinburgh I decided to mention it and everyone turned round and said i was
talking (snip) and they would prove it. I was told to pick them up on it every time they displayed a bias against the English, or a xenophobic
attitude. Needless to say after less than an hour in the pub I had to stop the game for fear of a lynching.
EDIT: Forgot to say, if Scotland votes for independence I'm moving up there sharpish.
[edit on 26-10-2009 by sharps]