Love Muffin wrote:Will Scotland have to make their own currency?
Will Scotland be able to use the NHS or would that go as well?
It's best to stay as the United Kingdom, what will happen to the Union Jack?
For a start we have our own currency we have Scottish banknotes , which are still the same Sterling Pound but with places and people of Scottish importance printed on them.
For those of you who don't follow devolved power it will be good for yous to know that Health is a devolved power meaning Scotland pays from it's share in taxes and private investments for its health care system and the development of better care. So will Scotland be able to use the NHS of course we will. We pay for our own health care in fact we provide more free at the point of use health care than anywhere else in the UK; we actually care for our elderly we provide personal care for the elderly which England has failed to do. We also have free eye tests here something yet again England failed to provide all it's citizens.
Let's move onto another devolved power, Education. We fund, provide and developed our own education here in Scotland, which at a quick glance of this thread is providing a better education than England As yet again Scotland pays tuition fees for the majority of it's university students, England doesn't even come close to this. Not only that Scotland is set to widen it's gap on better education over England as we do not allow unqualified teachers in our School unlike England. Secondly we encourage independent learning through the Curriculum for Excellence; which is a learning model based on personal growth and the believe that every child matters and has potential to excel unlike England who follow an outdated model of education known as molding a concept that stems from the 1946 Education Act (the date should tell you how outdated it is) so while English education is based on molding where every child is only capable of achieving things in accordance to their age and gender. The Scottish system views each child as an individual capable of anything regardless of their age or gender.
If we can achieve better education and a more diverse health care system with devolved powers the possibility of achieving more when independent for me is more than worth the risk of independence. People worry will Scotland be able to afford it, who knows as no one knows exactly how finances will be split during the "divorce". I do however know that Mr Cameron is set to gather £700, 000, 000 in dept from his 5 years in Westminster so the UK on a whole is out of cash, we are massively in debt and I for one would rather be in dept providing for my own people than for the majority of dept to be in a country I gain nothing from. This dept gained by people over 400 miles away who do whats best for their own constituencies, the majority of which are in England it's about time we were allowed to do whats best for us. Our social and economic structures are different and we are drifting further a part by the day and power needs to change with that before we all crash and burn.
As for what would happen to the Union Jack no one puts it better than Ray Charles "Hit the Road Jack"