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
- One month to go and in one day – Scottish Government announces almost £7 million of community funding
Leeds is bigger than Glasgow.
- Spiked’s O’Neill offers the most muscular position yet on indy – with comfort for neither side
Is there any link between the UK governments willingness to issue licences for fracking and the landed estates displaying “No thanks” posters on their land?
Oil is nationalised but access isn’t so guess who will get a bonanza if Scotland doesn’t become independent?
- Public support on Bute for Mount Stuart Trust’s Masterplan project
Would the trust sell off 4 plots of say two acres for homesteads per farm at £10000 each subject to the planning permission? This could create an extra 16 people on each farm and start to reverse population decline with young families living and working in the communities. Basic 2 bedroomed houses could be erected for £50k each by loans provided by the Trust or the local council. These house could be extended as the families grow.
- Why has Scottish Government let Ferguson’s shipyard go down?
EU competition rules apply. If you put out a ferry to tender how can you be sure the Scots yard will be successful?
I understand that if the UK had designated the ferries as defence support ships then competitive tendering would not be required and they could’ve built in the UK.
As Scotland is not a state at present only the Ul has the power to do it.
Roll on Independence!
- Insights from Andrew Neil’s look at the impact of independence on the rest of the United Kingdom
I thoroughly enjoyed your précis of the programme but found the conclusion wanting. I felt like writing: and?
I recall telling the CML conference three years ago about preparing for a YES vote in the Referendum. It wasn’t on their wavelength.
There are countless examples of our southern cousins not thinking this through. They can’t say they haven’t had plenty of notice. Maybe they are just arrogant.
Slightly off topic: over the last three months my own business has seen a significant rise in English folk buying houses in Scotland.
I think it’s called inward investment!
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