Scotland doesn't control the currency or interest rates at the moment. Neither does UK - they're controlled by Bank of England. We won't control them under a currency union either, but we'll have more influence than we have at the moment, as an independent country, a partner in a currency union.
ECONOMIC LEVERS: Excise duty, air passenger duty, VAT, capital gains tax, oil and gas taxation, national insurance, income tax, corporation tax, competition law, consumer protection, industry regulation, employment legislation, the minimum wage, energy markets and regulation, environmental regulations.
ALL THESE THINGS ARE CONTROLLED IN LONDON UNDER UK
ALL OF THEM WILL BE CONTROLLED IN SCOTLAND AFTER INDEPENDENCE.
We'll be able to set the minimum wage, abolish the Bedroom Tax (not just mitigate it). We will be able to transform childcare.
WE WILL BE ABLE TO REMOVE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FROM SCOTLAND
WE WONT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ILLEGAL WARS
Bur all of these things - which we can only do with independence - are, to Johann Lamont, "wee things".
The prospect of this woman and her cohorts leading even a devolved Scottish Government is not to be contemplated.