Money Union: Denied

It looks like plans for the monetary union have run aground on the jagged rocks of politics. The three major political parties will block any attempt to form a currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK. The big criticism that I always seemed to find about the currency union was…

Immigration

I can’t remember where I read it, but there was a little anecdote about the differences between the Scottish and English political landscape. When asked about how Scotland would fill skill gaps in its economy, Alex Salmond said that Scotland would seek them from abroad. The journalist, sensing that he had talked Salmond into a…

Dudley Weighs In

BP CEO Bob Dudley has come out with some mixed opinions about Scottish independence. On the one hand, BP’s all for investing in Scotland, with record investments in the North Sea in the near future. On the other hand, he has raised doubts about how his company will handle independence. His chief concern about it…