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ref date:20 Jun 2001 (ECON)
Oil industry in Scotland slowing a good thing?

It seems as though the multinational companies that bankroll the politics in the Western world are pulling up anchors and leaving the North sea for Brazil and West Africa to pursue cheaper exploration opportunities.

This may lose some Scottish jobs, but it will conserve Scotlands oil and gas, and help drop the billions a year the Scots give away to Londons treasury from continuing.

No new exploration means less cash to London and makes we Scots a less desirable 'catch' as part of the "UK".