The alternative is that Scotland keeps the pound on a dollarisation-style basis and England is left carrying the can in a crisis anyway (because letting an RBS go to the wall is not credible).
It's an often unremarked fact that nations tend to be a bit more amenable to living in peace with nations who have the capacity to lay waste to your country. Concentrates the mind wonderfully.
Don't want to contradict one who knows, but as anyone who lives on the Gareloch can tell you, subs sail right into Faslane submerged. You rarely see them on the surface and generally they only do it for a specific reason, ie someone wants to look at them. If the light was right and the tide low, it was generally pretty obvious, though as the Gareloch isn't all that deep.
No, that's 520 civilians employed on-base at Faslane. There are a lot of MOD personnel who live and retire locally and a huge number of people employed by the knock-on effects of having a major facility. I could walk the streets of Garelochhead and find you 500 people whose employment depends on the base in some way by lunchtime. Thousands is a lot closer to the truth.
Typicaly yanks, choosing inferior technology just because you had to be different.
At least you didn't use SECAM. That really does justify a nuke.
Yeah, this shithead grew up within a stone's throw - literally - of Faslane. I also know how to Google. So again. Citation. Please?
RStudio is an IDE for the R language. When an author conflates that with whatever those other things are, you can be fairly sure whatever he's saying is likely to be up there on the bullshit scale.
Yes, but that's a slightly different issue.
Wrong. In fact, UK submarines can launch unilaterally; they don't even need authorisation from London, although the system cannot be armed and activated by one person. US missiles are PAL-locked; the UK chose not to install the option when it was made available.
>> were deemed "too close to population centres" 
On currency, there's a lot of pre-vote posturing. The most likely scenario is that we keep the pound and major financial institutions continue to be regulated by the Bank of England. No-one is in the slightest bit keen on the groat or the mark.
The point of nukes is to have them at sea. Multiplying depots doesn;t really add any military advantage but multiplies costs and attendant risks (and Faslane is reasonably well protected naturally).
Tolerance. If you are within that zone then more often than not you can get off by challenging the equipment used. Bumping the limits wouldn't change that.
Well, when you hit a wall at several hundred miles an hour the damage is mechanical. At plankton scale it's effectively just chemistry.
Well, it depends on the jurisdiction. In the UK, the Queen presses charges, via the Crown Prosecution Service. In other places, the individual raises the initial charge, which is then prosecuted by the state.