mikewsmith - Member
Whats that we have a population that has a lot of heart attacks, obesity, alcoholism, smoking and other social/medical problems and a declining source of income, thats right you blame the previous owners
I'm sure your ideological forebears convinced themselves that the feckless populations of America, Canada, Ireland, India and countless others would never make a go of it without John Bull's beneficent guiding hand.
And Scotland is hardly Zimbabwe or a central Asian republic - it's a small, developed, relatively resource-rich nation in northern Europe. The Scandinavian states are probably more accurate comparators for how things might turn out.
All of which will probably turn out to be moot - but the potential is there for an independent Scotland to prosper.