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Independent Scotland would need major 'differentiating factor'

As Scotland prepares for a historic vote on independence, an Island economist says SNP leaders must be ready to explain how the Scottish economy will expand - if the decision is Yes.

Businessman John Webster says the call for Scotland to shape its own destiny has proved hugely popular for the Yes campaign.

Nationalists are claiming Scotland can develop a thriving economy of its own and offer welfare benefits at least as good as now, as an independent nation.

Mr Webster - an economist who runs software firm WebTech - says an independent Scotland must find a way to differentiate itself if the country's to stand out, alone: 


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