Why Scotland works best inside the union – Darling – Channel 4 News

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With the Scottish referendum one year away, former chancellor Alistair Darling argues against independence and says the UK works because people from across the union pool their resources.

No Scotland‘s insight:

In little over a year’s time, we in Scotland will face the biggest decision in our history: whether to continue the most successful social, political and economic union the world has ever known, or go it alone. It is not a decision to be taken lightly.

In Scotland we have the best of both worlds – a strong devolved Scottish parliament, taking important decisions here at home about our schools, hospitals and transport, but at the same time we benefit from the strength and security being part of the larger UK gives us. Where is the sense in putting that at risk?

The central argument isn’t that we couldn’t go it alone, it’s that separation isn’t in our best interests.

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  1. Dougie Blackwood says:

    Separation is not in who’s best interest? Could it be that a resource rich Scotland would be a catastrophic loss to the rest of the UK? Much of the little that UK exports comes from Scotland. Almost all of the indigenous energy resources are in Scotland. Scotland is a rich source of bright people to run UK concerns.

    Wouldn’t it be better if these were all used for the benefit of Scotland?

    Vote “Yes”

  2. As an “undecided” (with a lean to the Union) I have found myself, after listening to the debate over the last few days, leaning very strongly to the “Yes” vote. I really don’t think it was wise of the No campaign to be headed up by an MP on the right wing of the Labour party. Surely, with Scotland being more left wing than the rest of the UK(an issue which is in the Yes campaign’s favour) it would have been smarter to have someone of a more left or even centre position head up the campaign. Reading and listening to Mr Darlings comments so far I am hugely disappointed at the lack of depth of this over confident and arrogant Tory in a Labour tie.

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