Scotland will get £172m to buy embassies
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I just noticed that in 2010, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office‘s global estate (i.e., embassies, consulates, etc.) was worth £2,042,480,000.
That’s a lot of real estate!
Scotland makes up about 8.4% of the UK’s population, and this is normally the basis for splitting up countries.
This means that Scotland will be entitled to global estate worth £171,568,320 after a Yes to independence.
This amount is of course subject to negotiation, and Scotland will probably be given a mix of buildings and money, rather than just a lump sum.
However, it does demonstrate that any fears that Scotland might not be able to afford embassies are completely unfounded.