I am not of the view that independence is economically impossible. But I’m also not a denier of facts. The deficit, Brexit and the pandemic are facts. And Sturgeon’s existing economic prospectus poses huge logistical problems.
“The purpose of an experiment is to determine whether observations of the real world agree with or conflict with the predictions derived from a hypothesis. If they agree, confidence in the hypothesis increases; otherwise, it decreases.” It is time for the independence movement to get to grips with the scientific method. Something does not become […]
Robin Mcalpine: Sterlingisation is a terrible idea and a massive liability
Andrew Wilson, former SNP MP and head of corporate lobbying firm Charlotte Street Partners, has outlined his “roadmap for independence” in an interview in The Herald on Sunday. He envisages that Scotland could be independent by 2026, and would continue using pound sterling informally thereafter, until such time (perhaps five to ten years) “that it’s no […]
A Scottish currency following independence wouldn’t be “risky”
“There is a degree of courage that the Scots, and in particular Nicola Sturgeon, must show if they want the transition to independence and entering the EU, to be realistic. And that includes the currency. “It is not possible and it is not credible for the ‘independentists’, for the SNP, to advocate independence without advocating […]
Currency questions can’t be wished away
“Saying ‘that’s for after independence’ or ‘just tell them we’ll be using money’ or ‘look at all these other countries’ is exactly how we lose again. Try it out for yourself if you can stand the humiliation.”