THE QUESTIONS OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE
1 - The Government should throw down the gauntlet to the SNP by setting out the costs and ramifications of independence. Here are a few examples...
2 - How much is the share of the National Debt for Scotland ?
3 - What is the amount of income from the Westminster Government in subsidies would Scotland lose ?
4 - What is the cost of Defence for Scotland ?
5 - If Scotland joined the EU, what are the problems of border controls ?
6 - How dangerous would Scotland be to the security of England ?
7 - Who owns the railways and trains linking England and Scotland ?
8 - How would independence impact on Inward Investment ?
9 - Would Scotland be able to afford subsidies to attract Inward Investment ?
10 - What might be the impact on Employment ?
11 - Since Scotland already has a devolved Parliament, what extra benefits would Scotland gain from a Independence ?
12 - How many jobs would be lost in removal of British Military bases ?
13 - At present NHS and Education is not performing to high standards. What is the cost of rectifying these functions ?
14 - Would a Scottish currency be strong in the International Finance Markets ?
15 - Would Scottish Credit Rating allow borrowings at a low interest rate ?
16 - Who owns the Oil Pipelines, Oil Rigs and Oil Revenues ?
17 - What share of Oil Revenues would Scotland be entitled to ?
STOP EMPHASIS ON LEGALITIES OF SCOTTISH VOTE FOR INDEPENDENCE AND CONFRONT THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE WITH THE REALITIES OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE.
THEY MAY BE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE !