Comment posted Canary goes belly-up in Yes Scotland campaign by Graeme mccormick.
I’ve rarely read such bunkum.
As Dumbarton CA convener of the SNP I invited the Local Greens to meet me and representatives of other parties to discuss the organisation of the local yes campaign. Indeed the SNP group resolved that the campaign should be chaired by someone who is not an officebearer of the SNP so that we are a broad church and the SNP does not dominate
After two weeks I’m still waiting for the courtesy of a response
Recent comments by Graeme mccormick
- Institute of Fiscal Studies economist looks at fiscal context of independent Scotland
I’m struggling to understand why Finland with little natural resources except timber, has a better quality of life than we have?
It’s industrial revolution was started by a Scotsman by the name of Finlayson and his mills are still producing
- Auchindrain in crisis: facing paying off its two permanent staff
If we believe in the nobility of man then surely a little money could be diverted from the Royal palaces to this great cause
- UK National Lottery Good Causes in Scotland
The implication of your piece is that change will only happen with Independence. The fact is that there will be change regardless of the result of the Referendum. The Unknown Unknowns apply across the board.
Here are some unknowns which might be worth considering: land valuation rentals to replace income tax and council tax; build a commercial district in Tradeston in Glasgow which can be transformed into a horse racing track in the evenings so the punters’ money stays in the city.
As regards the lottery and the funds it has distributed for good causes , it is an indictment that a lottery is required to provide these funds for actual essential services in many cases which government should be providing instead of the postcode lottery which the Lottery good causes system unwittingly promotes
- Proposal for independent Scotland to share UK welfare system admin to 2020+
The division of assets and liabilities will involve a trade off whereby some issues will be of mutual interest and others more beneficial to one government than the other.
Transitional arrangements will be required. Despite all the bluster and petulance of the Unionist mob, it will cost the RUK dear so they will negotiate once the referendum has been carried.
The various systems in Scotland and the RUK will gradually change as each government develops different policies required by it’s electorate. Eg, current SNP policy is to move to a system of citizens’ income which replaces a separate benefits system, and much more efficient to operate and requires less public sector staff to operate.
Presumably the RUK will not want to be lumbered with paying Scottish benefits so it is in it’s interests to cooperate that the separation of recipients is undertaken.
Don’t let the process of Independence sour your creative juices and the excitement of developing and considering new public service delivery. Independence is a wonderful opportunity to do things differently and better.
Embrace change don’t fear it!
- Russell urges children to get involved in Royal Mail Christmas Children’s Stamp Art Competition
Take part before the Unionists destroy the service.
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