In Europe, only Scotland, Norway, Estonia and Russia are net exporters of energy yet none of them are able to run their own affairs. No wait, it’s only Scotland that is too poor to do so unlike Ireland because it has a massive energy deficit. That’s it. Norway is independent despite its huge energy surplus weighing it down. No, wait, that’s wrong. I’m lost. Where are Murdo Fraser or Annie wells when you need them?
And, why is Norway’s surplus around 20 times greater than Scotland’s when we have even more oilfields. What’s going on? Thank goodness we have the UK Treasury looking after our interests.