Herald Letter – Single UK Economy

(At Herald letters (£wall) – attracting some hostile comment online.)

THE idea that a critical analysis of the consequences of independence is somehow “degrading” to Scotland (Letters, March 25) is absurd.

It only really has any logic if the person considering it chooses for whatever partisan reasons to make the false distinction between the economy of Scotland and that of the rest of the UK.

In fact, the former is, and has been throughout the history of modern capitalism, an integrated part of the latter. In other words: economically, Scotland is a region of the UK.

And what is more, the people of Scotland voted in a referendum to keep it that way – so let’s stop being so precious, and see that what is good or bad for the UK is good or bad for Scotland, and likewise what is good or bad for Scotland is good or bad for the UK.

Peter A Russell,

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