A key business leader has called into question the preparedness of the Scottish parliament for independence from the UK.
Business lobby group CBI Scotland director Iain McMillan said that the powerful industry group “will have no option but to oppose Scotland’s independence” unless questions regarding Scotland’s business and economic security post-secession could be answered.
“No-one should be in any doubt what independence means,” he said. “It means Scotland leaving the UK and the rest of the UK becoming a foreign country.”
McMillan was speaking to 700 assembled civil engineers at the annual ICE Scotland dinner in Glasgow.
He questioned whether concrete plans for creating an entirely independent infrastructure, currency and armed forces had been made yet.
McMillan voiced concerns about Scottish party SNP’s preparedness for independence as an upcoming referendum on Scottish independence approaches.
Calling for “careful and lateral” thinking from both Edinburgh and London parliaments, McMillan warned that it was the “last chance saloon for the UK. We need to make sure that our decisions are the right ones.”