Independence FAQs

Would an independent Scotland be part of the European Union?

It doesn’t have to be, but it definitely could be!  62% of Scots voted to remain in the EU in the 2016 Brexit referendum.  Despite this, on 31st January 2020, Scotland left the EU along with the rest of the UK, thanks to Boris Johnson’s renewed Conservative majority in Westminster.  Because of this, an independent…

Would an independent Scotland’s deficit lead to spending cuts?

No! A government deficit is totally normal for countries all over the world and allows people to have money in their pockets. A government deficit is the difference between what the government spends and what it gets back. Some see a government deficit as a bad thing; however they forget that the government deficit is…

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