Britain should sell Scotland to the highest bidder
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But why wait? Why not let the ungrateful haggis-chomping, bagpipe-playing, tartan-loving, whisky-drinking, caber-tossing, salmon-fishing, Loch Ness Monster-spotting, grouse-shooting, penny-pinching, kilt-wearing golfing gingers separate from Britain without any further delay? Why not sell Scotland off to the highest bidder before they have their referendum?
The British government should get a decent price for it: a report by the Scottish Government's Fiscal Commission Working Group - a group of renowned international economists, including two Nobel Prize winners - concluded that "by international standards, Scotland is a wealthy and productive country".  Indeed, Scotland's oil and gas reserves are worth USD2.5 trillion alone. 
But who would buy it?
China is the world's biggest energy consumer and must import 60% of the crude oil it needs.  They also like golf and Scotland is the home of golf. In addition, they like whisky and Scotland is the home of whisky. Furthermore, they like beef and Scotland is the home of the world famous Aberdeen-Angus beef cattle. Since China has reserves of USD3,387,512,975,177 it is one of the few countries that could afford to pay up front in cash. 
Then there's Israel. There"s not enough space in Israel for all the Jews which is why they keep building illegal settlements in Palestine.  This wouldn't be necessary if they bought Scotland and shipped their surplus Jews over there.
Or maybe Spain and Argentina could club together and buy it? Both these nations of Spanish-speaking greasers are desperate to get their filthy, swarthy little hands on British land - Gibraltar in the case of Spain and The Falkland Islands in the case of Argentina  - so Scotland, wgich would be divided in two, would make an ideal joint purchase for them.
Britain has no written constitution  and what the Queen in Parliament enacts is law. This means that Parliament, using the power of the Crown, enacts law which no other body can challenge. 
Therefore, there is no reason why Parliament, with the guaranteed acquiescence of the Queen, could not sell Scotland to the highest bidder and divide the proceeds between the loyal citizens of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and that is exactly what they should do.
I agree with Brian that Britain needs to get rid of Scotland - and quick. Last year, they all put on a Country fair where all the residents of Scotland celebrated their abnormal hair colours and even took pride in it, and it was so laughable that it was lead by a comedian .
Just recently, a Scottish armed robber turned up at a bookmakers and saw it as a joke . My point is that no country would want to buy Scotland, so we should trick one into having Scotland, rather than selling it.
A good place to do this would be at the G20. You can just imagine David Cameron saying "Argh yes, Murkel, yes. This is what we in Britain call a gift. I err arrgh think that you'll be more than happy of it. Want a game of angry birds in a minute?", and then Angela's translater would say (translated into English from German) "Wanna Gift, you angry bird? We brits love this sort o' thing, we do!".
You could do this by sneaking Scotland into a box. Sure, whoever ends up with having to keep Scotland may riot, but at least we'll be happy, right?
Also, nobody would want to buy Scotland because the only Scottish person anyone knows (although he's sometimes British) is Andy Murray, somebody who makes a living by hitting a small green ball with a tennis racquet. With a reputation like that, you wouldn't blame other countries thinking Scotland was a no-good useless place. As Milton Jones put it , Andy Murray isn't beneficial to anyone, really.
Moreover, why would we want to sell Scotland? I'm sure that we don't want all the other countries knowing that we actually own Scotland, let alone us being desperate enough to try and sell it. Another reason would be that Scotland have been on their best behaviour recently, fires in Scotland have been at their all-time low ever since the Scots have wanted independence and the idea of Scottish independence started appearing in the news .
But then again, perhaps Scotland will drift up into the North pole or something .
For more information on David Cameron's love of angry birds, visit our website .
Can you believe that in one period of History in Britain, people actually wanted to look like this ?
 http://youtu.be... (Mock the Week, Season 12: Episode 9)
^ (It's about Gingers, so Brian may find this source useful too)
If nothing else, Scotland is a fine tourist destination where visitors can expect some jolly banter in one of the many pubs and bars, please review the YouTube clips for more details.
And think of the money. As a rule of thumb a company is sold for three times its annual turnover. If Scotland is sold it might be useful to value it similarly. The annual GDP of Scotland is GBP150 billion which gives a selling price of GBP450 billion. 
So, if this amount was divided between the 58 million men, women and children who live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland [2} we would each receive GBP7,758.62 - that's GBP31,034.00 - enough money to buy a brand new Range Rover Evoque  or a BMW Z4 Roadster  if you already have a family car. Or, if you prefer, 2,698 70cl bottles of whisky from Tesco's.  It seems to me that it is worth the money to risk the wrath of the Scots by selling them off to the highest bidder.
Finally, the Prime Minister's fondness for playing Angry Birds just shows how out of touch this over-privileged Old Etonian toff is with the general public, who are now all playing Candy Crush Saga instead.
Brian waddles on about how much Scotland is 'worth', but to put that into perspective, that could buy tonnes of cabbage from Tesco - yuck!  Nobody wants cabbage just like nobody would want to buy Scotland.
I think that this site also explains very well why Scotland wouldn't be willingly bought or bidded on -> .
Brian also provides some clips from the Youtube site, however both of these videos carry tags such as "classic" and "vintage", i.e: That's how scotland used to be! Everything up north is worse now, so much so that even the weather now reflects the current situation .
I still can't see how you'd be able to sell Scotland, you just can't round them up! Just when you think you've got them, they speed away in one of their streamliner cars ! It would be a right job, unlike This -> !
It appears even Brian, well-renouned Youth Expert, isn't up to date with the latest cool games. Right now, everyone is playing Farming Simulator 2014! 
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Reasons for voting decision: Absolutely loved this debate! Conduct and S/G were broadly equal between both sides. Both sides used a good selection of sources (ranging from the World Bank to YouTube), but I'm narrowly giving the Source point to Pro because of his opening argument, which contained several rock-solid sources (impressive given the nature of his argument). Both sides made me chuckle, but I'm narrowly giving arguments to Pro on the grounds that I felt he made a stronger and more consistent case for how we would still get a decent price for Scotland, even though I completely agree with Con that we'd all love to pretend we didn't own it. I'd love to give points to Con, but alas the somewhat flawed DDO voting system forbids me - a narrow victory for Pro, though it will be somewhat exaggerated by the DDO points system.
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