SIMON JENKINS ON SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE




Simon Jenkins writes the following about Scottish independence:

1. I have to go to Edinburgh and imagine myself a Scot.

In that case there is no argument. 

I would vote yes...

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2. Whatever deal follows whatever vote, there will be joint citizens, open borders, a common currency, joint banking, arrangements on welfare, security, tax-gathering and broadcasting.

Scotland may set its taxes differently, but the scope for drastic change will be limited... 

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3. (The Union) has trapped Scotland in dependency and lack of enterprise for half a century...

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4. I would vote yes because ... (of) the well-known advantages of newborn states and more intimate governments. 

Scotland ... would be driven towards true self-sufficiency, capable of resembling Denmark, Norway, Ireland or Slovakia as a haven for fleet-footed entrepreneurs.

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5. The United Kingdom really ended with the departure of Ireland in 1922. 

In the past half-century the drift to self-determination has been remorseless... 

This craving for ever greater regional autonomy is rampant across Europe...

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"At the moment we are seeing over 80% of the bets we are taking being placed on a Yes vote."

Bookies slash odds of a Yes vote

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