Is it a coincidence that the advert banner …

Comment posted SNH warns motorists of deer on the roads by Tim McIntyre.

Is it a coincidence that the advert banner at the top of this article is for an ambulance-chasing lawyer outfit?

Maybe there is a good living to be made from suing dead deer…

Recent comments by Tim McIntyre

  • Scottish severance negotiations: location, batting order, public information
    Simon – “Ae fond X…”

    Another bard, another quote:-

    “There is a tide in the affairs of men,
    Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat.
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    or lose our ventures.”

    (W Shakespeare)

    I hope for a Yes, but good will to all tomorrow, whichever way you are voting.

  • Privatisation: Scottish Government binned its own ferry company in favour of Serco
    Spot the difference #2:

    Newsie: “Under persistent questioning in a recent interview with Bernard Ponsonby, the First Minster eventually revealed that the Scottish Government has spent ‘about £10 Billion on private sector contracts for NHS Scotland…”

    STV news website, report of Bernard Ponsonby’s interview with Alex Salmond, 8th September:-

    “Mr Salmond agreed that his government had spent “hundreds of millions of pounds” of the health budget on private sector services but contrasted the overall percentage — just under one per cent — with the situation in the rest of the UK where the figure is six per cent.

    (emphasis added)

    NB. 10 billion = 10,000 million

  • Tactical conundrums in the Indy foothills
    richard – I should have made clear: my assumption was that a currency union would be negotiated.

    Doesn’t your comment about interest rates rising concede that refusing a currency union on political grounds would have negative economic consequences for rUK?

  • Tactical conundrums in the Indy foothills
    That’s a fair enough analysis.

    In the same vein, a period of informal sterling-use followed by the setting up of a new currency would bring short term costs and uncertainty to Scotland, and perhaps a longer-term reduction in the size of the financial services industry as a proportion of the economy, but arguably these would be a better outcome in the long run.

    Also, in any discussion of the ‘risks’ of currency union in terms of rUK having to ‘bail out Scotland’ – those are of course shared risks, meaning that it works both ways: Scotland in a currency union would also have to contribute to any future UK bailout.

  • Tactical conundrums in the Indy foothills
    Karl – I think you underestimate the ‘British people’ as you call them – as though they were any different from the Scots (I’m both, and will continue to be after a ‘Yes’ vote).

    They are just as likely to be reasonable, understanding and perhaps even slightly envious. Of course, the occasional individual may get a bit fired up for a few minutes, for example if they accidentally read the Daily Mail or the Telegraph, but I think on the whole that people on both sides of the border will accept a ‘Yes’ vote with good grace and get on with their lives.

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