I am sure that most of you have heard more than enough about the scaremongering and that an independent Scotland would not qualifying for a EU rebate etc, should we gain independence.
A “yes” vote at the referendum would automatically nullify the rUK rebate. Their bargaining agreement of the Scottish fishing industry would become null and void and outwith their jurisdiction.
Many of your readers will recall how former UK Tory PM Ted Heath sold the Scottish fishing down “the river” to gain the UK rebate exemption by giving away one of of our country’s main lucrative industies.
Heath considered the Scottish fishing industry as expendable. An independent Scotland would be able to enter into fresh negotiations with the EU but I very much doubt if the Scottish fishing industry would be on the table.
This negligence may very well come back to haunt the Westminster government who consider the whingeing Scots as too poor and too stupid and unable to run our own rich nation.
Donald J. Morrison
20 Haig Street,