Scotland’s Fight for Independence; Pride and Profit

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On Sept. 18 2014 Scotland’s political contract with Great Britain was falling apart. They have 300 years of union but rumors have filled the streets that Scotland is fighting for being an independent country.  Why would such a small part of the same island want to be its own country?

The British Broadcasting Corporation Says:

“With 4,285,323 people — 97% of the electorate — registered to vote, a historically high turnout is expected.

“Votes will be cast at 2,608 polling places across the country until 22:00 on Thursday. The result is expected early on Friday morning.”

Prime Minister Cameron said bluntly: “If you don’t like me — I won’t be here forever. But if you leave the U.K., that will be forever.”

English: David Cameron's picture on the 10 Dow...

English: David Cameron’s picture on the 10 Downing Street website (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The British Prime minister David Cameron made a final honest and emotional appeal to keep the United Kingdom united. The minister said in a painful voice that his heart will be broken if Scotland decides to became an independent country. 24 hours before the voting began, President Obama said that he’d like to see the United Kingdom remain “strong, robust and united.” Former President Bill Clinton also said NO vote for independence. A lot of people have investments in Scotland and the world economy will become tougher as the business of the U.K. is highly invested in international business.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/09/18/349483679/scotlands-historic-decision-should-it-stay-or-should-it-go

I believe that the United Kingdom will not be the same without Scotland. The Union which created the United Kingdom of Great Britain created a single constitutional monarch and a single parliament. The separation of the United Kingdom  can bring the economy down  and can also impact people’s jobs taxes and company investments.  For example, the largest bank in the U.K. is the national Bank of Scotland which said it would move back to London if Scotland voted to secede.

 

 

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