The Scots are gradually evolving as a super power and consequently a threat to England. This can be judged from two different angles- this could be threat to the northern England or it could also be beneficial to the country.
Association of North East Councils commented that borderlands consisting of northeast England and Cumbria, could benefit greatly from this Scottish autonomy. Through social interaction, economic transaction and cultural partnerships both the countries can form a coalition resulting in mutual growth and development. To enhance this British MPs and leaders are thinking of yearly meets with Scottish ministers.
The Labor Party ministers opposed the devolution of power that took place in 1979, so naturally the rise of recent Scottish power is not looked at positively by the Labor MPs. Hence, they are extremely suspicious of the Scots. Shaw here directly states that a transformation of people’s thought is required for greater change and approach to certain national issues. Instead of viewing, it from a negative angle one can look at the great potential such rise of power can stimulate.
Researches show that internal investment of Scots is very promising and strong indeed. It can only be compared to the investment ratios of southeast England and the capital city itself. This is further coupled with the development of political and economic powers that has the quality to manipulate and modulate the outlook of United Kingdom and European Union. It is commonly acknowledged that the English government would lure the voters to understand the need and advantages of Scotland remaining in the European Union.
Actually, there are numerous spheres of mutual benefits, only if one is ready with a broader perspective and impartial outlook. The exotic Scotland has bright prospects for tourism. Hence, if the two governments collaborate to promote tourism, they can mutually benefit from it. Construction of road transport and railway links between two countries can help championing the cause. Secondly, system of taxation should be equal for both. Taxes that are levied on corporation, aircraft etc. must be advantageous to both the English and the Scots. There must not be any room for misconception and argument. Since the northeastern part of England is geographically isolated from its other major territories therefore, it is urgent that it makes immediate collaboration with its north and south counterparts.
According to a relevant source, Shaw however, warns that forming an allegiance with the Scots must not be seen as a direct solution to the economic hassles of northeast. He says that it just opens an avenue for a better approach towards the handling certain problems. Evidently, England is not properly connected to all provinces. Therefore, it has to shed its own laggings. Its time that one shifts one’s focus on north as well. Because an all round development of entire United Kingdom would yield greater benefits. Merely discussing about the problem will not resolve the issue. Some major steps have to be taken and uniformly accepted by both the northeast and the Scottish people.