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The SNP’s biggest mistake

How to sink Scotland—keep the pound

By Jay Elwes  

The Scottish referendum on independence is one year away. Senior members of the SNP have been doing the rounds of the television studios, putting the case for independence. A combination of the one-year countdown and the political-media class happening to be up in Glasgow for the LibDem conference has brought the independence debate into sharp focus.

One of the more pressing quandaries is how an independent Scotland would pay its way, and on this question there are sheaves of economic analysis to show that Scotland both could and could not survive as an independent economic unit. So the SNP and…

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