England Is not exactly known for man power and 90 percent of all your food comes from abroad so Britain, unlike America and Vietnam, is not a self reliant nation and couldn't survive long in a nuclear war even if bombs never hit your shores.
But an independent Scotland would be almost entirely self reliant. Fish? Check. Beef? Aberdeen Angus, check. Crops? Huge agricultural industry, check. Lamb/other animals? Definitely! The only thing we don't have are really, the foods that the banana republics can supply.
You also talk of a nuclear war. Is this plausible? Surely, nobody would survive long in a nuclear war, regardless of where their food comes from. Also, how does food relate to nukes, and the huge detriment it causes to the economy?
The bombs pose an environmental threat and an accident on that small island might mean the end of Britain.
Which is one of the many reasons why we shouldn't have nukes.
However, nuclear weapons is the only thing that keeps Britain running with the top dogs that and there military training.
An independent Scotland wouldn't want
to be "running with the top dogs". Neither should UK, even. Britain needs to realise that she's no longer a world power, and that she should step down and act irrelevant, like she is. Nukes are one of the only things that keep Britain among America, China, India, and co. as a "power", and Britain acts like she wants to be one. Accept your fate, Britain! You're not good anymore!
So in the end, it's a personal choice.
Not really true. There are facts, and conclusions from debates that nuclear bombs are terrible in almost every aspect for Britain.
Personally , I think England should follow in the path of Germany and Netherlands when it comes turn getting nukes.
"Personally I think Britain
..." yeah, but I agree.
Neither Germany or holland has the power to create nuclear weapons however they do have them because America gave them to them. The factories that make nuclear bomb parts are much more dangerous then the bombs themselves
*Germany or Netherlands
Germany would definitely have the money to spend, to get nukes if she wanted to. I'm not even sure if Netherlands or Germany have them at all (could be wrong, but I don't think so...).
In conclusion, there is no logical reason for Britain to have nukes.