Chain stores threaten to increase food prices if Scotland goes it alone
According to the Mule The big chain supermarkets have warned that they will consider passing the increased costs of Scottish independence on to customers
Note the "might", Another scenario "might be that all four will be clamouring to integrate themselves with the new Government of an Independent Scotland in order to obtain favourable terms.
Three of the big four supermarkets – Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s – told the Financial Times that they are currently absorbing the greater cost of doing business in Wales and Scotland into their UK operations.
They have hinted that this might stop in Scotland if its electorate votes for independence.
A Morrisons spokesman reportedly said: “Why should customers in Cardiff subsidise those in Aberdeen?”
Scotland and Wales’ low population density, worse weather and weaker infrastructure all add to the supermarkets overheads in the two home nations, say experts.
But lets look at the main claim that low population density, worse weather and weaker infrastructure all add to the supermarkets adds to increased overheads.
Who would be better placed to improve the infrastructure of Scotland Westminster or an Independent Scotland.
As for the other example there's nothing we can do about our weather but when was the case ever made out against a country achieving Independence because it rains or snow more.
As Wings over Scotland point out
The “big four” are under constant attack from smaller chains, including low-end outlets like Aldi and Lidl as well as the likes of Poundland and Home Bargains. (Scotland in particular also retains a strong presence from the Co-op and Scotmid.) They simply can’t afford to give competitors an advantage by unilaterally hiking prices, because all but the most remote rural communities have plenty of options.
So the notion of Scotland – the vast majority of whose population, remember, is conveniently concentrated in a narrow strip across the middle of the country with abundant transport links, the dream arrangement for large-volume unit-shifters – suddenly seeing the cost of a box of cornflakes rocketing compared to England is one of the most laughable/insulting attempts to scare Scots into voting No yet.
As the polls narrows
,the Yes camp seems to be entering into panic mode They've attempted to terrify Scots with uncertainty over the price of stamps, mobile-phone roaming charges and having to buy in Strictly Come Dancing, but none of it’s worked.
What next an Independent Scotland will have to between Saudi Arabia and Senegal rather than next to the USA in the United Nations?