Agreed with your sentiments, but not with the plan. If the people of Scotland want Independence then who are we stand in their way and good luck to them. However, should they decide to leave, then they've left:I think that we've reached a point-in-time where it's now probably an ideal time to let the Celtic Colonies jog-on their merry way and cut them loose on a 'cold turkey' kind of deal, let them run free to they see the errors of their ways and come back like naughty children do to their parents when they wan't some more sweets.
Here's your share of the assets, here's your share of the debts. No Pound Sterling for you. There's no way we are going to allow a foreign government influence on our Fiscal Policy.
Need some wedge? Go cap in hand to join the EU if you can? If you do join the EU, ask the Germans and the French for money to subsidise overspends, but allow me to point out they'll have nothing political to "buy" with their "investment" in Scotland, except to maybe to step in and "help" Scotland put the Brakes on their spending... just as they have done in other EU countries. They'll be a bit tight from with splashing the cash from now on, because one of the EU's main benefactors has just left.
What remains of the UK will be saving something around £27Billion in annual payments once Scotland has left the UK?
If Independence goes wrong for Scotland, then why should the rest of the UK have to re start payments, which are likely to be much higher initially, to make good a self inflicted economic injury, just to indulge the Scottish who gave the rest of the UK the unilateral heave ho?
If it doesn't work out for the Scottish, they own it!
If they want to re-join then what goes around, comes around. I believe the people of the rest of the UK should be allowed a once in a generation referendum to see if we agree to let Scotland back in? After all, it's our money. Wouldn't want to be seen to set a precedent for recently broken independent nations with former links to us, to think they can foist themselves back on us, with out so much as a by your leave, because they've made a Bo**ocks of their economy under their own steam?
Whatever next? Zimbabwe?