Remaining in the UK is actually the by far more unstable situation since Brexit. Accession to the EU would be a clear and stable perspective by comparison.
I doubt that very much, the UK is not unstable nation it’s still attracting investment in its economy while it is reduced due to the coronavirus the UK is still expected to continue to grow irrespective if we have a trade agreement or not with the EU.
Yes. As with any other country there will be pains and a genuine effort needs to be made, but there is little doubt that Scotland would be able
Of course accession to the EU is going to be clear as they must meet the requirements beforehand, getting the Scottish economy to meet those requirements are another thing altogether as the Scottish Government currently spend more than it raise in tax receipts. Once it becomes independent the top ups from London will finish as well as the Scottish Government will have to find more money for the basic things it didn’t have to budget for like EU membership fees defence spending et cetera
And contrary to England, Scotland would indeed be able to reap the benefits of recent compliance because they would commit to retain and reaffirm that compliance instead of the vague threats of divergence coming from Westminster.
Well that all depends on what and where the UK has diverged from when Scotland become independent, they might have some laws that they like or not but will have to decide if repealing those laws whatever they maybe in the future maybe incompatible with EU membership is in their best interests.
I doubt everything is a given there is a faction in Scotland that want to be truly independent and that means from the UK and EU. 5-6 years is an eternity in politics
You're mistaken about that. Scotland could indeed use the Euro right away, just of course with no influence on the ECB before actual accession to the Eurozone.
I was my belief that to use the euro you have to be part of European Exchange Rate Mechanism and without a sovereign currency, you can’t to that.
Continuing to use GBP for the transition period should also be a viable option, even if more in a passive role than Scotland has so far.
They could use a currency union, but that will come with a lot of caveat and the issue of sovereign debt sharing as well as the BOE having a say in Scottish affairs. Not very independent is it.
Again: The UK (or what will be left of it) has a much more uncertain future than Scotland on its way back into the EU as a fully voting member.
Yes I imagine if Sturgeon is still the first minister or PM, she will be looking forward to being a net benefactor on the EU budget to keep her spending more than she earns.
But as I said a few posts ago, if that’s what’s Scotland votes for good luck to them