Getting to Maybe: Currency, Debt, and the Pre-negotiation of Independence
The UK government up until now has clearly stated that it is not going to ‘pre-negotiate’ the break up of the Union. Yet to-day apparently the UK Chancellor George Osborne, along with support from the Labour party, is to rule out in advance a currency union.
In response the Scottish government has raised that they have a card to play: a possible refusal to take on a share of the UK’s national debt.
Blog by Dave Watson, UNISON Scotland. Originally posted on Dave Watson's blog 29 January 2014
Higher education is already largely devolved. However, there are many uncertainties for higher education in the independence debate, not least what impact it will have on funding. Universities are a very important part of the Scottish economy and they operate in a global marketplace.