was hard work ! Haven't you got anything shorter?
The thing, as I keep saying, with growth, as the government refers to it, it is an increase in GDP
This is essentially, an increase in spending, and therefore, quite often, a bad thing.
The government could borrow a load of cash, pay someone to buy as many lap tops as they could get hold of, then pay someone else to distribute them to every household.
The GDP would go through the roof, and the government would call it growth.
So, as I said before, if most of the growth (in Scotland) is government spending, then Scotland couldn't afford to go it alone.
If they did go it alone, didn't enter the EU, took control of their borders, sorted out the welfare system, gave tax incentives to attract businesses, and shrunk the public sector down to size, then eventually, they may end up with an economy approaching the likes of Norway.
But it would be painful to start with.
If they did the opposite, they'll end up like Ireland, at best.
As for the oil. Well, it won't last forever.
I imagine if the rigs are in Scottish waters, then the Scottish government will be responsible for defence, law and taxation.
That said. They won't own the rigs. What I mean is, Tesco probably own a few shops in Scotland. They won't become government property, if the UK splits up.
I can't see a separation deal being reached, whereby the Scottish government could treat BP, the way the Russian government has. Not this government anyway.
To conclude, I really don't see it happening.