More about the future (Brian Nugent)
I am not a member of the SNP. I will be voting “yes” in September. The referendum is about more than one political party; it is about the future and what we can do with it.
The point about Norway that Gordon Harmer (The Shetland Times, 14th Match) misses is that they control their own affairs, they make political choices about their country, in their country.
Scotland devolved can only make limited decisions while in an independent Scotland voters can choose the policies that they want and whatever parties they want to implement them.
Via the tax we all pay, Scotland has contributed to British fixtures and fittings, we are part owners of the pound, embassies, the armed services, BBC etc.
After independence, we can use the pound in a negotiated agreement with the rest of the UK which would seem the sensible way forward for both sides. Alternatively, Gordon will be aware that the pound is a fully tradable currency, so, we can use it anyway.