I believe that Scotland should become an independent country for many reasons the first being a purely democratic one. Because since 1945 the Scottish vote has not made a difference to the party elected. The second being an economic reason as in the past five years despite popular belief Scotland has received net subsidies from the rest of the UK.
There are many more reasons but i will leave these two to be tackled with by the opposition. I am looking forward to a response!
Mr McCallum, I'm new to this whole debating concept but I'd just like to clear up a few things. You contradict yourself. Saying that Scotland receives subsidies from the rest of the UK, is saying that the Scottish Government is financially dependent on Westminster. The United Kingdom is the 7th largest economy in the world. This nation also has the worlds largest superpower, America, as an ally. If you still rely on subsidies from the UK, how do you expect to develop financial stability in the coming years. Yes, you have oil. So does Russia, Saudi Arabia and 113 other countries. The demand for oil, which is the basis of your economy, will be less than expected.
I'm afraid, Scotland, that your economy isn't as strong as it needs to be.
What's that Mr McCallum? Do you realise that the Scottish economy isn't all that self-sufficient?
And on the topic of finance, we need to look into Britain's debt. We all know that this is accumulating day by day and that Scotland is partly responsible for this. This ultimately means that if Scotland claimed independence, then they'd be responsible for repaying the debt of 90% of the British GDP, or nearly "2.2 trillion. We've already established that the country doesn't have the means to make two ends meet. How then does it have the means to repay a debt of this scale? Quite simply - it doesn't.