Could Schotland even sustain itself if it went independant? I don't know anything about the economy.. or would Europe have to spring in like Spain, Greece etc
No they couldnt and Europe would have turned its back for sure. They cant afford another dog economy to join.
The UK spends at least £1600 per annum more on every individual Scot than it does on the English. It is subsidised heavily.
The tax per person is Scotland is higher than the tax per person across the rest of the UK. That's not Scotland being subsidised.
Nope, thats old and was a skewed view anyway, thats just about oil. For a more accurate and recent picture... read this:
Scots each receive almost £1,300 more public spending than the English despite a sharp drop in the taxes they pay to the UK Exchequer, according to official figures unveiled by Alex Salmond that cast doubt on his case for independence.
Scotland’s deficit – the difference between spending and taxes raised north of the Border– spiralled to 8.3 per cent of GDP in 2012/13, the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) has found.
While tax revenues were £800 higher per head in Scotland than the UK as a whole, public spending was £1,267 more per person north of the Border.
The deterioration in Scotland’s finances was caused by a sudden £4.4 billion drop in revenue from oil – a 41.5 per cent fall in North Sea revenues compared to the previous year.
The UK’s deficit fell to 7.3 per cent of GDP over the same period, the report said, leaving Scotland deeper in the red to the tune of £1.5 billion or £283 per person.
The GERS figures showed Scotland accounted for around £65 billion of public expenditure in 2012/13 while generating £53 billion of taxes.
Its public spending deficit increased to £12 billion from the previous year’s figure of £8.5 billion. Over the same period the UK’s deficit fell by around £2.6 billion.
Scotland now accounts for 9.3 of the UK’s public spending and 9.1 per cent of the taxes paid to the Exchequer.