If Scotland should leave…
I’ve been wondering to myself what to do about this matter. It’s increasingly probable that the British GramscoFabiaNazis will try to engineer – by postal votes or by sheer scamming – a resounding “Yes” vote, which will mean that plans will have to be got into motion to separate Scotland from the UK.
Initially, I was in favour. Indeed, ideally Britain – in the capacity of the sole-payers which is to say: the English voters in England – might say to the Scottish People:- “Look, your governors say they don’t like us, hate and despise us, yet take money from us freely and frankly without blenching. So, now, we’re “letting you go”. You may “- keep the Oil -” . Oh and there’s _no more money by the way_ . There would be no need for a referendum then, and in any case the moneybags – the English – aren’t allowed to vote in it anyway.
But what happens when we get a Cubanized Gramscostalinist Scotland, steeped for nearly seven decades in more or less proper full-blooded socialism, on our Northern Border? For me it is less than 120 miles away (this is a large Island.) It goes without saying that our Amotic Sumbarines will need to be moved, together with all their kit and cranes and the like, and ideally as many of the servicing-personnel as can be retained and given English Nationality in a Hurry. You don’t keep your nuclear deterrent in a foreign country whose government has become deliberately hostile to you, on purpose, as was its intention. You don’t do this, if you are even a Libertarian.
As to what currency an independent Scotland might adopt: It might try the Euro, but I don’t expect Berlin would allow that.Some Euros might circulate de facto but only unofficially.
Mr thingy in London with the haircut, the moneybags-fella, might say “You Can’t Use Sterling”. But de-facto I think this will simply happen. The £-sterling will continue to circulate North Of The Border, whether we like it or not. RbS and the Bank Of Scotland already print their own Sterling notes with Scottish fellas on them like Robert de Bruys (an Anglo-Norman aristobureaucrat, but not too many people know that yet.) This will continue whether Salmond the oily-fish, the EU or anyone else likes it or not.
So the default-currency of an independent Scotland will be the £-sterling. This will happen on day-one. There are precedents like many countries in Latin-America that in practice use the $US-Dollar. It would merely cost the Scotch “government” more to pay its own debts rather than inventing something else to pay with.
Meantime, it’s funny and hilarious on a schadenfreudist sense, to see the British LaboutNazis’ FabiaNazi party thrashing about hysterically for votes for the “No” campaign in Scotland. They of course know that if it goes, they’ve gone too.
It’s in fact so humourous that I split my sides open to think of it.