Mainstream media is full of stories from around the world, but one story that isn’t receiving the coverage it deserves is what’s happening in Scotland.
On September 18, Scotland voters will vote yes or no to a complicated question: Should Scotland be an independent country?
According to the BBC, since the Scottish National Party won the 2011 Scottish Parliament election by a landslide, it gave them the mandate to stage the referendum.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said that Great Britain no longer serves a purpose and that an independent Scotland would be one of the world’s richest countries, thanks to its oil wealth.
On the other side, Prime Minister David Cameron called Great Britain one of the world’s most successful social and political unions.
North Sea oil and gas are central to Scotland’s case for independence.
Salmond recommends earmarking a tenth of revenues to form an oil fund familiar to Norway’s.
Those in opposition of independence argue that oil and gas will eventually run out.
Another spot of contention is what would be Scotland’s currency?
An independent Scotland wants to still use the pound as its official currency, but Britain’s three main political parties, the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats, won’t go for that. Watch the debate on currency below:
But the majority of Scotland doesn’t want independence, according to a recent poll.Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com on Instagram.