Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Scotland to join Canada ???

I was born in Scotland and though I've long since escaped to Australia, I still take an interest in what goes on there, including the off on will we won't we independence saga.

Now, from the department of odd ideas comes the suggestion that Scotland should leave the UK and join Canada, rather than the EU.

Well given that 62% of Scots voted to stay in the EU it's probably not the point, but there's a germ of an idea there.

Last time around one of the great sticking points was what to do about the currency. The poms would not agree to Scotland, post independence, staying in the Sterling zone, and the Euro, due to the Greek debacle was seen as mildly toxic.

Well, the Canadian dollar, stable, traded internationally, and so on might just be a good transition alternative ...

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