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Why is Scottish Independence A Pipe Dream

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Scottish National Party (SNP) has been active since 1934 and campaigning for independence. 

The SNP came close in 2014 during the referendum to achieve its ultimate goal of an independent and sovereign Scotland that has not existed since 1707 of the Act of Union with England, which joined the English and Scottish Parliament as one. 

According to the geopolitical analyst, scholar, writer and author Peter Zeihan, who makes the case that the best time the Scots could have become independent would have been in the 1980s when they had access to North Sea oil. 

The oil wealth could have been used to fund an independent Scotland. 

Unfortunately, that dream is now a pipe dream because the oil has been running out in the North Sea. Also, over the past 50 years, regarding its white population and not replacement levels. 

As you travel from southern England and the farther North you go within the United Kingdom population becomes whiter and significantly fatter Adult obesity in the UK is also on the rise, with the proportion of adults who are overweight or obese rising to 64.3% in 2022 from 52.9% in 1993. 

According to the Scottish Health Study figures, 67 per cent of Scots are considered overweight, with 30 per cent deemed obese and four per cent classed as morbidly obese. 

To be tagged as obese, a person’s BMI must be over 30, compared to the healthy BMI range from 18.5 to 24.9.

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Demographics of the UK

For the Scottish people, it’s their political choice and maybe even cultural choice. 

How much They have benefited from the union, particularly with England, since 1707, but from a purely economic standpoint, it would be idiotic for the Scottish to become independent. 

The Scots, if they become independent, according to Peter Zeihan, ‘will not join the Europe Union’ because Scotland is an ageing nation requiring handouts and support from England to survive. 

Again Scotland, like most Western nations and other nations in the developed world, there a Boomer generation born from 1946 to 1964 have chosen not to produce another generation, predominantly the Millennial generation born from 1981 to 1996 and Generation Z born from 1997 to 2010. 

South Korea, according to the author, journalist and columnist Louise Perry, its population in terms of replacement rate is below replacement levels and hovering around 0.74, which is well below the 2.1 required to maintain a nation’s population. 

Scotland is in the same boat as almost every other nation barring the United States of America, New Zealand, Argentina and France, whose populations have a millennial generation. 

The government chose a stopgap for the United Kingdom to bring immigration to maintain its population. 

The UK recently had a million immigrants to Great Britain, but only 500,000 chose to stay in 2022. 

The problems within Great Britain, Scotland and a host of other nations and not just the lack of birth rates but the birth rates being down due to structural issues within societies and a society that is not true childbirth. 

The United Kingdom has recently allowed over 140,000 citizens of Hong Kong to immigrate to the United Kingdom due to persecution by the Communist Party in China and Great Britain’s prior commitments to the democratic process.

Hong Kong is an old colonial territory of the British Empire, which peacefully surrendered to the Chinese in 1997. 

The help the UK government offers the people of Hong Kong should be commended and praised, but these refugees will be moving to southern England. 

Southern England predominantly dominates the economy in the United Kingdom, which means should Scotland become independent, it will lose its next generation of Scots to the English, which most likely has already happened. 

People make the best financial decisions for themselves, and this will mean Scotland will lose its future with the same process already happening in northern cities in the north of England and other cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom with students not returning home after university moving to better prospects in southern England and particularly the city of London.

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Express Migration figures ‘failed to count 500,000 migrants’ entering UK on cheap flights link

Britannica millennial link

Statics Economic activity rate in the United Kingdom from March 1971 to April 2023 link

Daily Record Scotland’s obesity capital revealed as average rate rises to 65% – full list of locations link

Juniper Why is obesity rising in the UK? Link

Hong Kong Free Press Over 144,000 Hongkongers move to UK in 2 years since launch of BNO visa scheme link

 Zeihan on Geopolitics Ask Peter: Why Is Scottish Independence a Suicide Pact? link

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