Thought I'd start a thread to give the pro-Unionists somewhere to post their reasons as to why Scotland would be better to stay in the Union, given they are not giving any reasons anywhere else on the internet. I don't expect it to be very busy, though...as I DO mean reasons as to why Scotland would be better to stay in the Union as opposed to reasons the UK Government doesn't want to lose Scotland. As far as I can see, there are no positive benefits for Scotland from the Union.....which is why the Unionists tend to put forward a case against independence...which is not the same thing at all as a case for the "Union" I don't want to see lots of the following kind of thing.....because that is Scotland's benefit to the Union.....not the benefit Scotland receives from the Union. In Ed Miliband makes case for Union (or the influence of Nulabour in the Union with Scottish Labour votes as opposed to without them) In Scotland and the UK are stronger together Cameron says that Inside the United Kingdom, Scotland just as much as England, Wales and Northern Ireland is stronger, safer, richer and fairer. I have spent hours and I mean hours trying to confirm that from a purely Scottish POV..and so far failed miserably. Maybe Unionists can do better? I hardly think so, given The Prime Minister said the Scots could have further devolution if they vote No to a breakaway. His surprise concession angered Tory MPs who insisted that Nationalist leader Alex Salmond should get no further powers without a referendum in England, Wales and Northern Ireland too. It surprises me any Scot alive since Margaret Thatcher would ever believe one syllable emanating from the facial orifice of any Unionist politician, particularly a Tory one....or any Nulabour one come to that. We have long learned that a promise of jam tomorrow, (maybe if we get round to it and our English back bench MPs agree) gives the status quo or something very little different. Just check out the Scotland Act going through Parliament right now to see the arrogance of Unionist MPs and their determination to keep control of most of what Scotland could do for itself...to ensure they always stay in charge of anything which might make a difference to Scots. Any Unionist really think devo-max is anything more than a promise waiting to be dumped if Scotland votes no? Honestly? Truly? Could link to lots of other places which talk about stuff like the problems the UK would face if they had to move Trident, lose oil revenues etc.....but I'll just give you the best and most encouraging argument for Independence yet...but the problem is it is NOT an argument for the Union. Salmond utterly insane destruction of Britain I, and I'm sure others, can argue against the first six anti-independence propositions on there as Scots.....but I kinda think that Unionists will find it more difficult to convince the Scots to give a toss about the effects on the rump UK as delineated in the last four.