If Scotland is to leave the union, there can be no half-measures, says Seán Keyes. It must abandon sterling if it is to prosper.
Nicola Sturgeon has suggested that Scotland could remain part of the EU while still being a part of the UK. That’s not going to happen, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Low oil prices and the prospect of another independence referendum are damaging Scotland’s economy. But there is another problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb: bad government.
Scotland has dodged a bullet, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The economic case for independence has collapsed into the North Sea with the oil price.
No obvious economic good has come from the devolution of powers to the Scottish parliament thus far, says Matthew Lynn. That could change with the introduction of tax competition.
Panicked unionist parties made a “vow” of more devolved powers to voters during Scotland’s independence referendum. A new bill promises to deliver. Will it? Simon Wilson reports.
It’s unrealistic to think that Scottish people will vote for independence from the UK, just to then join the EU, says Conservative MP Steve Baker.
Those who compare the Scottish referendum to the EU referendum are wrong. John Stepek explains why.
The uncertainty of yet another independence referendum is bad for Scotland’s financial sector, says Matthew Lynn. The City should roll out the welcome mat.
Merryn Somerset Webb explains how one couple’s lottery win could change British history.
No matter who gets into power in May, the question of Scottish independence will continue to cause constitutional turmoil. John Stepek looks at what that means for investors.