Crude Calculus
What Offshore Oil Might Mean for an Independent Scotland
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  • Curious Mayhem

    The most likely eventuality is that Scotland would get only new oil concessions — the current ones would stay with London. Unless there’s some large new discovery and a Scottish government sensible enough to allow private-sector development, there’s much less here than meets the eye.

  • Andrew Allison

    This incessant groping for issues related to the Scottish referendum is tedious. None of it is relevant until the result becomes known. And, even if the result is a vote for independence, the UK has no obligation to grant it.

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