Category Archives: Economy

Why I’m voting Yes

‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ – that is the question all citizens of Scotland have to answer on the 18th of September.  Yes is my answer and I’ll tell you why: Democracy & Accountability The UK political system is … Continue reading

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Mortgages, the Economy & the Referendum

While the No campaign fails to give a tangible reason why Scotland is currently better together with Westminster their tactic instead is to speculate on what might happen if there’s a Yes vote, whilst ignoring any challenges that exist for … Continue reading

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Finance and the Referendum

An interesting study has been performed which shows that people provided with more information are more inclined to vote Yes.  I had not long finished reading that when I checked how the BBC are covering events and found that the … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Economy: Wealth, Health, Challenges and Opportunities

The Economist has shown before that the editorial team seems to have a chip on their shoulder when it comes to Scotland.  This month they have an article looking at the upcoming referendum in which they run the line that … Continue reading

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Size matters – Scotland’s route to riches

Several friends posted an article on Facebook this week that related to the Scottish independence referendum – Why an independent Scotland could become the richest country on Earth.  Some of them don’t often post on politics so this article would … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas: An inside view of Scotland’s opportunities

The debate around Oil & Gas is one of the most peculiar aspects of Scottish life.  Throughout my life the sector has been mentioned with various billions of £££ associated with it.  Occasionally it will be reported that a field … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Healthy Export Business

When I posted on the fact that Scotland’s export business does not depend on the UK as had been claimed by Alistair Darling (https://darlingblogs.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/no-what-youre-voting-for-part-1/), one of the questions I was asked what export business Scotland has. In the BBC today … Continue reading

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