A SURVEY of more than 1000 professionals across the world has found the majority would have more confidence in Scotland if it remained part of the United Kingdom.
The study also showed that only6% believed separation would increase job security in Scotland, while the firm Talent2 – who carried out the research – said uncertainty over SNP plans for a separate Scotland is damaging the confidence of businesses across the world.
It is another stern reminder to Alex Salmond that Scotland’s future needs to be sorted out as soon as possible and that his vision has to be set out more clearly.
It comes after Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the First Minister’s approach to Scottish businesses who spoke out against the SNP’s plans for separation.
Scottish Conservative constitution spokesman David McLetchie said: “No amount of bullying by Alex Salmond can allay the fears businesses and people have about separation, as this survey demonstrates.
“Instead of avoiding the issue, the First Minister would be better advised to answer some of the questions this research poses.
“The survey shows the sooner we know the referendum outcome the better, so we can end all this uncertainty.
“Scotland has been part of the most successful economic union for the past 300 years, and this survey demonstrates the majority of business figures agree.
“Once again this highlights that Scotland is better off in Britain.”