Also helps that they have one of the cheapest and cleanest energy sources in the world…geothermal..
(I really must go now)
Karl Hughes also commented
- The barking on about defending ourselves is nutty…who is going to invade us ! Trident should be scrapped…or parked in the Thames.
- They are in general not Scottish companies…and they are already junkies…and their labor forces come from overseas as does the tech and the actual turbines.
And why on earth would anybody by Scottish generated electricity after we break from the union ? it’s cheaper in europe!
England will not need it because they will still have the capital and options to build conventional or Nuke.
If we are going to go it alone…we need to drop wages to compete on a world footing and get back into heavy industry for employment. Maybe just maybe, renewables will then have a part to play. as for expecting our country to live off the last dregs on NS Oil or the banking sector…tosh !
- Hi Robert…Scotland still is LOL…tell me about it…Iraq place is madness…thankfully I fly home tomorrow.
Problem is that in all of the arabic states and countries (and I have worked in every one!)they need a leader, their culture and family and religion is all male dominated and run from top down…chop off the head and chaos follows. And just because the beeb isn’t reporting the violence here does not mean it is not happening. 4 kiddnapped two weeks ago, 3 shot a week ago…and a lad shot at the gate two days ago…
Anyway..enough ForArgyll…I am off to pack…and this time tomorrow I will be drinking my first pint in Dubai.
- “Under the EU dictatorship sorry directive we have to advertise contracts throughout Europe, so it is highly unlikely local companies or start up companies would get the larger contracts”…Karl:good point, Alex would have us join the EU if it still exists.
I don’t think spreading our democracy in Iraq and Libya for the profit of gold and oil does much for protecting our land
Karl:Better point given that I am in Iraq and finished working in Libya 3 days after the madness started.As for defence … you can’t spread democracy with the barrel of a gun…both of these countries have ended up in semi anarchic states. The governments now in place are tribal/feudal…and always will be. There is no democracy in either Iraq or Libya…I am in Basra at the moment. Both of these wars were solely based on big business decisions…as is industrial scale wind. Who’s gonna buy the stuff if we get independance, europe won’t, England certainly won’t…..
And please remember the UK’s public were on the streets from lands end to john n’ groats saying stop ! the war.
Alex has a lot going for him as a first minister, he could not become the first President or Prime Minister of Scotland as he has dictatorial tendancies.
The time is wrong/the motives do not weigh up..and most of all Salmond is not the saviour of Scotland. He will as somebody said…have us on the rocks!
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
- School closures: Russell commits to centrality of educational benefit – without clarifying the current meaning of the term
Tiree has had a baby boom over the last 5 years…seems the intake in pre-5 is on the up…don’t have exact figures…but certainly the school is sustainable
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
This is an article on re- processing…not generation ! FYI the Argyll Array estimated cost is 7.6 billion….thats before a milli amp is generated.
And there is Gas plus Englands own wind industrialisation…drive
The fact remains why would the rUK buy from Scotland when they can get it cheaper from across the Channel or their home market….we don’t even have the grid to export…who will pay for that…England, naw…dont think so.
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
Scotland gets indy from the rest of the United Kingdom….and then outsources governance services across the border or to the EU….we pay more. DVLA and Currency just small ( LMAO ) examples….lets face it we are joined at the hip…the nationalist dream is built on insecurity and greed for the black stuff….what a burach…
When the oil goes…for whatever reason…Salmond thinks we can export electricity to the UK and EU from our swaths of turbines….why would anyone pay for this when they have secure energy in nuke.
The SNP are digging a large black hole that will be populated by quangos and empty promises, and capped by handouts and begging letters….LMAO
- First Minister’s call for ‘grown up politics’ countered by order – from the top
MR RUSSEL ,
Seems to me that the you have not made any point at all…simply squirmed your way into the political vacous speel that you and your ilk always revert to…Simply correct anything you see as subjective….Politics and politicians … your self included seem to have forgot you work for us…the folks who pay your wages…so earn your coffers and put some meat on the NEWSIE post……
- Helicopter unable to transfer patient from Oban Hospital on Thursday evening
And lets thank all junior doctors in Oban and further afield for working long hours for a pittance of reward…the helicopter crews for acting with continuing professionalism…and Tesco’s for their wonderfull prime pork sausages…..
Suggest MM reads the following before he blows a gasket.
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