Comment posted The eurozone crisis and the Independence referendum: time for proactive postponement? by Graeme mccormick.
Please prove your assertion that Scotland’s renewables developments are subsidised by Westminster.
As official uk government stat accept that Scotland is s net contributor to the UK tax take so any subsidy comes from the Scottish taxpayer just as hshe subsidises nuclear power too
Lowry sounds like he may have been in favour of red flageavers walling in front of motor vehicles
120 years ago
Graeme mccormick also commented
- I’m intigued by your assertion that remaining part of the UK provides ” safety in numbers and the degree of shelter offered effectively by the powerhouse of London and the south east”
The major problem for the UK economy is its over-dependence on the financial sector, a financial sector which is predicated on money which has no real value at all.
Apart from Germany the most successful countries in Europe, and the ones best prepared to withstand the economic fallout, are Scandinavia and Finland.
It’s not size which matters, it’s being sensible and having a sense of your true worth.
London is also the subsidy junkie of the UK grotesquely supported by public funds way above anything any other nation or region of the UK receives on a per capita basis. Economic meltdown will cause the withdrawal of most of that unsustainable support.
If the Uk is going to take the economic hit there is no way in which the London economy will offer shelter. London is the self inflicted sick man of the UK probably Europe ,currently with a patina of wealth ( all fur and nae knickers comes to mind!) and it’s about to have its crutches kicked away.
It will be the rest of the Uk which will have to bale it out.
While Scotland will not find its neighbour wanting, Independence offers a future based on real understandable money and the re-industrialisation of Scotland through renewables,smart manufacturing, and sustainable repopulation of our rural communities.
As the failure of the UK political establishment to handle the crisis becomes ever more apparent the developing majority for Independence will increase significantly.
We have an ideal pilot in Alex Salmond steering the good ship Scotland through the stormy seas. By suggesting the postponement of the Referendum you remove our rudder and we’ll be at the mercy of a financial Corryvreckan
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Come back James Robb
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I think you’ll find that the individuals mentioned will be considered past their sell-by date and divisive.
There are a number of political astute yet younger people ready to pursue or continue their political careers having shown themselves successful in the wider world.
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Do you really have to share your bedroom experiences?
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I didn’t say she was built in Finland I was indicating that most upper liners visiting the Clyde are built in Finland. Why did the UK allow the destruction of the mercantile shipbuilding capacity?
It was one of many industries destroyed at the altar of the City of London. When the same house costs 5 times more in London thanScotland you have a dangerous disconnect. Germany is successful because it has no dominant economic centre but several. It even managed to absorb the former DDR in a very quick period.
The London cuckoo in the nest is in fact dragging the UK down as it is the subsidy junky of the UK , just google Plaid and Newsnight.
- Home Secretary’s whole life sentences for police killers pressures Scottish Government to respond
I can’t believe that Newsie didn’t know there is no such crime as manslaughter in Scotland. Instead we have culpable homicide. Unlike England our legal forefathers eschewed sexist terminology.
Surprised you haven’t suggested whole of life sentences for mass murderers like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
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