Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP wants another Scottish referendum.
A referendum on Scottish independence took place on 18 September 2014.
The question was: Should Scotland be an independent country?
Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence.
During the 2014 referendum campaign, Sturgeon said, “This is a once-in-a-generation event”.
Scotland would not be independent inside the EU
The SNP wants Scotland to remain in the European Union.
Any nation that is part of the EU can never be independent.
The European Commission has said that an independent Scotland would have to reapply for membership of the EU.
The Euro currency
Moreover, any country joining the EU in the future must also have the Euro.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz admits that the ‘Single currency experiment has been a disaster’.
Far from promoting European prosperity, the Euro has ‘tied together’ countries with vastly different economic and social backgrounds.
Countries that have the Euro are denied the vital ability to manipulate their exchange and interest rates.
So, Scotland would not be independent if it adopts the Euro currency.
In addition, Scotland would not be independent if it is ruled by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats from Brussels.
The SNP and Open Borders
The SNP has said it would ’celebrate’ having more immigrants because it believes this would be in Scotland’s best economic interests.
The Migration Advisory Committee has found that the impact of immigration on GDP per head is extremely small.
Studies in The US, Australia, and Holland have come to similar conclusions.
A Scotland no longer in the UK but joining the EU would soon find itself swamped with immigrants, asylum seekers and ‘refugees’.
These new arrivals would then use Scotland as an easy route into England and Wales.
Moreover, the open-border policy of the SNP would eventually result in the colonisation and subjugation of the indigenous population of Scotland.
Scotland: the worst deficit in the developed world
An independent Scotland would now be bankrupt.
The latest available financial figures show that the Scottish government spends £127 for every £100 it raises in tax.
Not even Greece has such a mismatch between state spending and tax collected.
Scotland’s deficit is currently running at nearly 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
To join the European Union, Scotland’s deficit would need to be below 3%.
Scotland can afford to run this deficit because money is sent up from England.
Therefore, the British National Party believes that the countries that make up the United Kingdom are stronger together.