0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It is as theathor said an argument for independence, It does not unfortunately address for me the critical issues
How will we pay for the infrastructure we will need as an independent country
What will happen to the SNP - will it disband after?
What will the currency be in an independent Scotland
To support the redistribution policies promoted in this book how will this be paid for?
(I am not against increased taxation but lets have an honest discussion of where the money will come from)
The independent Scotland of today, 20 years time and 30 years time.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Unlike the EU in out debate for the UK - There are many books for and against independence now on sale
What I wanted was a book that impartially set out the case for or not - and this book does it very well
I started out with my heart being strongly for and my wallet against.
This book explores the various economic strands relevant to the independence debate
eu in or out (and if after the UK leaves what then) what is the right split of north sea oil
I think everyone should read this and to be better equipped to ask the right questions - the problem will be to get the
politicians on either side to give a straight answer
Thanks Gavin for a great… Read more
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I was really pleased to see a book on the UK and Europe. The writer is incredibly well placed and knowledgeble about this topic.
I felt that sometimes it concentrated too much on the background and history of Europe with an undue focus (my opinion) on the shortfalls - and while it is true there are many of these in Europe; very little time was spent on the positive impacts.
But for me the most disappointing were the last two chapters where David tries to summarise the in and out viewpoints, and finally in the last chapter- set in 2023 where he looks back on the "success" of our departure.
I feel that he has chosen to significantly underestimate the negative impact of… Read more