The muddying of the waters about a political decision by psedudo economic arguments has happened before. In 1972/73 when Common Market entry was portrayed as an economic decision. We all know how that has ended for our country! Confusing political and economic decisions always ends in tears for the populace.
This is exactly what will happen if we ever get to an EU in out referendum. Think on that you unionists! The BBC are currently exclusively promoting the No to leaving the UK campaign. If and when it comes to the EU in/out vote the BBC will be exclusively promoting the 'in' vote. Think on that UKIPers!
Scotland got into this ill starred union following the failure of the Darien scheme in the late 1690s led to the Act of Union being passed in 1707 for economic reasons. Again a poor political decsion made for economic reasons.
The establishment knew in 1971 it could not sell UK Common Market entry politically so it resorted to a fear, uncertainty and doubt economic campaign backed by big business for its sordid profits.
It is the same today plus of course Alastair Darling campaigning for a stay in vote to preserve Labours 50 MPs in Westminster without which there could never be a UK Labour government.
As a Scot its a simple question, who do I want to run Scotland? Politicians born, educated and living Scotland or the metropolitan London elite who rarely venture North of Watford. Its a no-brainer.