MickF wrote:There's nothing special about Scotland for potatoes. If their industry collapsed, the rest of the UK would increase theirs to compensate.
What crop will they cease growing to make way for growing seed? That Option of course only applies to those who have virus free soils and the right winds.
MickF wrote:Back on topic ........
I think that Scotland needs England/Wales/Cornwall more than we need them. I fail to see how independence can help them in the slightest. Devolution is one thing - and a Good Thing as well. We all need a bit of devolution from central governments. Independence for such a small population is a step too far.
I haven’t got all day but the first top 3, for me, reasons for Independence
Decisions about Scotland will be taken by the people who care most about Scotland – those who live and work here
■■ An independent Parliament elected entirely by people in Scotland will replace the current Westminster system. Under that system, elected representatives from Scotland make up just 9 per cent of the 650 members of the House of Commons; the House of Lords is wholly unelected
■■ Governments will always be formed by parties that win elections in Scotland. It will no longer be possible for key decisions to be made by governments that do not command the support of the Scottish electorate
Devolution has been a stepping stone and as demonstrated by the Tories is liable to change at their whim. As for size of population being some kind of drawback I can’t see why. OTTOMH Ireland, IoM, Jersey, Norway, Finland, Denmark, are they doing badly?