Im Dek Finlay Mr Rehab. Who are you?
Face it, If you want a future where you can travel abroad, my Scottish friend, or indeed where you want to be able to be able to import anything at all, it's very much in your interests to maintain the Union. Otherwise you'll have to find a currency more in keeping with your new global status: the Albanian Lek, perhaps, or the West African CFA franc, as used by your economic soul-mate Burkina Faso.
In 2019, Scotland’s deficit (the difference between what the government spends and what it takes in) was seven times that of the UK. How do you think that’s going to look on your EU membership application?
SNP says record spending gap of 7% of GDP proves need for independence
Neither as (then) Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made perfectly clear, an independent Scotland is not going to keep the pound. Why not? Well look at what Greece did when -- with a little book-balancing sleight of hand from its friends at Goldman Sachs -- it snuck into membership of the Euro.
Let's be blunt: apart from the whisky industry, and what's left of the tourist industry that hasn't been wiped out by Alex Salmond's wind-farm building programme, Scotland doesn't really have an economy. It is a welfare-dependent basket case, with near Soviet levels of government spending and a workforce who'd mostly be out of jobs if they weren't sucking on the teat of state employment.
For various historical and emotional reasons, the English taxpayers who bankroll most of this welfarism - e.g. through the iniquitous Barnett Formula, whereby around £1000 more per annum is spent by the government on Scottish citizens than English ones - have decided generally to be cool about this.
What about North Sea Oil, I hear you say? It's almost run out and the price has halved this year so you'll not survive on that for very long whatever that Snake Oil Salesman Salmond may have promised you. In any case you know what happens to countries - e.g. Venezuela; Russia -- that become too dependent on oil? Massive boom and bust that's what.
If in some fit of petulance you do break the Union you will soon find yourselves in a harsh reality where, like the 'liberated' Africans in post apartheid South Africa you will be forced to confront the truth that your real problems are not the English, but your exaggerated sense of grievance and catastrophic attitude of entitlement.
The great Samuel Johnson said "The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England."and that what we'll see if they vote for independence - tens of thousands of economic refugees making their way to England for handouts.