An independent Scotland? Not a dream
In September 18th, four millions of Scottish voters will go to the polls, voting "YES" or "NO" for the independence of Scotland, and thus, closing or keeping on the chapter of the Union Act, still existing since 1707.
For the first time since the beginning of the campaign, an opinion poll made by YouGov and The Sunday Times shows that the "yes" in now majority, with 51%, and 49% for the "no". It means that Scottish want independence. And the dynamic is definitly for the nationalists, the unionists have poor and counterproductive arguments to present to the voters. In spite of they are backers behind 'em. The Tory Prime minister David Cameron, the Labour leader Ed Miliband, and the queen Elizabeth II follow the campaign and
But now, if Scotland would be independent, what shall it do? Keep on with the pound sterling? Join the euro zone? Create another currency? What behaviour should have an independent Scotland with exploitation of oil and gas in North sea? Or, more anecdotic, what public service for radio, TV, Internet? These questions create worries in markets, and could create difficulties in the short run.
In the long run, Scotland would be rather solid, with hydrocarbures for instance, would be self-sufficient and above all, an independent Scotland will choose its policy, for the Scottish economy, the welfare state, etc. Because the main argument of the separatists is that Scotland suffered of austerity policies and Scottish members of the British parliament at Westminster, were not belonging to the Tories, hated by the majority of Scottish people.
Personnally, I'll feel glad if the "yes" wins on September 18th. An attractive mockery toward England and at last, but not the least, Flower of Scotland will be the official national anthem of Scotland.