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Jul 27, 2014

Scottish wealth per head is over £2,300 higher than the UK as a whole, according to the Scottish National Party (SNP).


The party said new analysis of figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showed Scotland's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per head, including a geographic share of UK oil, is around £23,300 – around £2,300 higher than that of the UK’s.

It also said an independent Scotland would be the 14th richest country in the economic bloc, outstripping major economies such as France, Japan and Italy.

“Scotland is an immensely wealthy country and these figures only underline just how that wealth compares internationally,” said Kenneth Gibson, the SNP Member of Scottish Parliament.

He added that a yes vote in this year’s referendum will give the Scottish public the opportunity to use their wealth instead of wasting it on Trident nuclear weapons.

“Where Westminster has been content to see poverty spiral out of control amid brutal welfare cuts, a Yes vote in September gives us the chance to harness Scotland's resources to the benefit of people living here,” Gibson said, adding that a yes vote would also give Scots the means to make their country “fairer and more prosperous.”

Meanwhile, a Better Together spokesman said Scotland would need to make around £6 billion of cuts to things like benefits, pensions and NHS in the first few years after independence.


Scotland will have its independence day on March 24, 2016 if Scottish people vote to break away from the UK in a referendum on September 18, 2014 after more than 300 years of political union.


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Post time 2014-8-1 03:54:08 |Display all floors
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FREEDOM ! we're all with you Scotland you'r a great nation and people.

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Post time 2014-8-1 04:29:58 |Display all floors
let 'em dream on about independence

It aint going to happen  

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1584austin Post time: 2014-8-1 04:29
let 'em dream on about independence

It aint going to happen

The independence freaks can put their money where there mouths are with me, betting on a 'yes' vote-including Mr. Salmond.

To any amount.
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1584austin Post time: 2014-8-1 04:29
let 'em dream on about independence

It aint going to happen

The independence freaks can put their money where there mouths are with me, betting on a 'yes' vote-including Mr. Salmond.

To any amount.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. Arnold Bennett

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St_George Post time: 2014-8-1 20:22
The independence freaks can put their money where there mouths are with me, betting on a 'yes' vot ...

I don't think so, but if it is a yes what they going to do for armed forces.

Rent ours if they need?

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Post time 2014-8-2 13:10:44 |Display all floors
when September the 18th comes lets hope the scots think hard and ask "What has the English done for us?"

be interesting if the yes vote goes ahead
have to change the Australian flag
drag out the boxing kangaroo a worthy replacement

I know a few would love the yes vote to succeed just on that point.


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