cost of scottish independence
You merely have to mention how much cash they'll loose to see a dramatic change in their stance (RBS debt, reduction in north sea oil revenue (by the way it was funded by the uk and netherlands NOT JUST SCOTLAND IN IT's ENTIRITY), loss of military funding/ cost of funding their own defence, loss of GB sterling, expenditure to pay for free tuition fees etc.
Scotland currently has a deficit of 13 BILLION per year to pay for their commitments. There's currently approx 5.3 million scots and around a third of them will be dependents (increasing to around 1/2 of them as dependents in 25 years). That means an additional £3660 tax levy per year for every working scot to pay for their current commitments. In 25 year that will increase to an additonal tax burden of £4905 per every working scot per year. How do you think the average working scots will feel about paying £3660 - £4905 MORE TAX EVERY YEAR just to maintain their current social standing.
Indepence has a significant cost then so do they realise what they'll have to pay???