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Can oil pay for Scottish independence?

Can Scotland really follow Norway’s extraordinary example on North Sea oil revenues?

By Andy Davis  

What can Scotland learn from Norway? A lot, as it happens. Norway has the same sized population; like Scotland, it also picked up one of the golden tickets of North Sea oil.  Yet Norway has income per head almost double that of Britain. Perhaps most startling, the country has won for itself a trophy many might assume would belong to a Gulf state—amassing the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. Last year, when the Scottish government’s Fiscal Commission Working…

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