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Yes vote would lead to boom in investment, says SNP research

AN independent Scotland would be on course for an instant boom in foreign inward investment like that enjoyed by Eastern Bloc countries following their split from the former Soviet Union, SNP researchers have claimed.


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How Scotland's Economy went South

How Scotland's Economy went South | SayYes2Scotland | Scoop.it
Since the decline of the industrial age, prosperity and population has been sucked southwards; it started slowly in the sixties but accelerated quickly over the last 30-40 years.

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A good article exposing the power of London and the South East of England and it's effect on the Scottish economy.

 

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Oil can give SNP the jump on Unionist rivals

This week Finance Secretary John Swinney will publish his forecasts for the oil revenue which could accrue to an independent Scotland after 2016 ...


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All Scots should read the McCrobe Report. They lied to us in 1975 and they are doing it again in 2013. Who are they: The Westminster Government" and their cohorts. The McCrone Report which was buried for 30 years is a must read. Any Google search will find it easily.

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The depth and breadth of Scotland’s economy

The depth and breadth of Scotland’s economy | SayYes2Scotland | Scoop.it

Today the Scottish Government has published a new economic analysis showing the depth and breadth of Scotland’s economy, which confirms that Scotland’s got what it takes to be a successful, independent country. And, as the paper points out, despite this wealth and potential, “despite our significant array of human, financial and natural resources we are not as prosperous a country as we should be”.


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Salmond: Scotland’s ‘oil boom’ to bring billions

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TAX revenues from Scotland’s oil and gas industry could soar to three times more than official estimates – to almost £12 billion by 2018 – according to the Scottish Government.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:55 AM

John McLaren and Jo Armstrong appear to be unaware of the fact that we already have a "pessimistic scenario" in the shape of the leaked discussion paper. Which is surprising given the extraordinary fuss that has been made about the document by the British parties and the unionist media.

John Swinney's forecasts, none of which were anything like as calamitous as the anti-independence campaign claims, were based on figures from the UK Government's Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) which included a very low oil price of $90. What is that if not a worst-case scenario.

And let us not forget that even with this worst-case scenario Scotland's prospects as an independent country look considerably better than as part of the UK.

While some experts may predict oil falling to sub-$100 levels none expects the price to languish at such levels for any length of time. At worst, this is the bottom end of the range within which prices will fluctuate. That's what volatility means. It does not mean, as unionists would have people believe, that things must always and inevitably work out for the worst.

There will be good years and bad years for oil revenues. What the people of Scotland need to remember is that successive UK Governments have utterly failed to manage these revenues in such a way as to smooth the impact of such fluctuations, or to provide for the time when the revenues must eventually decline. And yet they want us to believe that we should continue to entrust them with the husbanding of our resources.

Why would we do that?