The Future of Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:14 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Bill Aitken Bill Aitken Conservative 11:14 am, 29th March 2007

I will finish this point first.

Separation would mean the alienation of a trading partner that we have had for 300 years and the creation of a dangerous economic competitor right on our doorstep. It would also mean the loss of jobs everywhere else, especially in financial services. Those jobs would go down south to a lower taxation economy in which it is cheaper to employ people.