Comment posted The eurozone crisis and the Independence referendum: time for proactive postponement? by Graeme McCormick.
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
Graeme McCormick also commented
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
Recent comments by Graeme McCormick
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It costs £200 to set up a company and takes five minutes. Yawn!
My staff and all employees of SME will be delighted to know they work for second rate businesses. most are a solvent unlike the banks. I pay well above the minimum wage for my 20 employees.
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Perhaps one of your correspondents would share the case in which they were saved prosecution or conviction for lack of corroboration.
Corroboration didn’t save Oscar Slater. His experience lead to the Creation of the Court of Criminal Appeal as a safety net
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Common Weal and Constitutional money are visionary and among a host of various aspirations being openly debated throughout the YES movement.
The YES campaign is open to all to challenge and confront at the hundreds of public meetings whereas the BT campaign is conducted behind close doors, and only the select few are welcome to attend.
Why don’t BT publish their public meetings?
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I just wonder how much employment those who are so quick to critics these gentlemen have brought to Scotland?
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One does wonder what the Waitrose management were thinking about in pursuing the site they choose. These people are supposed to weigh up all foreseeable consequences and opportunities a site presents. Likewise that is why we as a community have planners.
Apart from the issues raised the store is built the wrong way round. The view from the cafe is north instead of over the Clyde to the south. The car park is very exposed and there is no protection from the driving wind and rain for pedestrians.
Speeding cars from the east sailing though the mini roundabout without reducing their speed are a real problem for pedestrians and motorist exiting the site. The sight lines have been partially obscured by a stone wall
On a personal level there is no sense of occasion visiting it unlike Waitrose in Byres Road
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