Kieran Oberman: Should Scots vote for what is best for Scotland?
COMMENT: Kieran Oberman questions whether Scots have a duty to consider what is best for those outside Scotland when they vote in September’s referendum.
The Yes and No camps are busy telling us that Scotland will be made better or worse off as a result of independence. What they both seem to assume is that “what is best for Scotland?” is the relevant question to ask. But why?
The referendum will have an impact on people beyond Scotland’s borders. So isn’t the relevant question to ask, “what is best for everyone affected by the referendum, wherever they live?”