The constant threat of separation is what's damaging Scotland's economy. When it comes to economic growth, independence is the problem not the solution!
Today the SNP has launched a document entitled Scotland: The New Case for Optimism. It's published by something called "The Decline Commission", although we note it refers to itself, euphemistically, as "The Growth Commission".
Ms Sturgeon wants this document to "restart" the independence campaign. But of course, as has been pointed out, she's never stopped it. It's all she talks about.
Her and her party, they can't help it. It is their only reason-to-be.
So, this document is just another "prop" for them; another "talking point" they can use in their never-ending quest to keep talking about the destruction of the United Kingdom.
It's something to keep the pot boiling for the next few weeks. It's something for them to quote and reference, as if it's some kind of economic "authority".
"Look at us. We've published a book with numbers, and graphs, and everything, which we can use to pretend we know what we're talking about."
We don't accept the premise that Scotland should be independent, so we're not going to engage with its contents.