Alex Salmond, Leader of the Scottish National Party, wants a vote for Scottish Independence !!! If he wants to convince anyone else except his close friends, he must clearly explain how he sees Scottish Independence after a Scottish Independence vote.
What kind of Independence does he aspire to ? Does he want to create, for example, the Republic of Scotland ? Does he want to obtain Total Independence from everything connected with the rest of the UK and/or the EU ?
Alex Salmond must be clear in all his speeches of what his real objective is. Every decision has a cost !!! The costs must be calculated and presented to the Scottish electorate. (This presupposes that non Scottish voters have been identified and will not have a vote).
There are some major Questions which need a speedy answer:
1) Who will be the Head of State of Independent Scotland ?
- The Queen ? Alex Salmond ? Gordon Brown ?
2) Will Independent Scotland have a "House of Lords" ?
3) Besides income from North Sea Oil and a tax on Whiskey, what else will cover the costs of Independence ?
Alex Salmond has a lot to explain, but can one be sure that he will convince the whole big wide World outside of Scotland ?