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
- Arrivals at Glasgow Airport find themselves in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
I wonder how authentic it is with the rubbish and human excrement on the footpath between Luss and Arden.
- Usain Bolt, the Times report and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
World beating athletes can only compete at the Olympics as part of a national team. As a consequence there is a moral duty on them to run for their country on international platforms.
- Scottish Water to invest £1.2m to counter flooding in Helensburgh’s East King Street
There are a lot of YES voters in East King Street so they are counting on a YES vote to keep Scottish Water public keeping water costs down and preventing flooding.
- The view from Lochinvar: party of the century from the Commonwealth Flotilla
You should do the trip again in ten years to see how the Clyde has been transformed into a Global Port under independence
- Managed protest at Pacific Quay shames pro-indy campaign
I think when independent academic examination of the BBC output on the Referendum clearly shows a bias towards the BT campaign there are questions to be asked.
How Newsie could possibly think that a few hundred souls could intimidate the BBC is beyond comprehension.
There are great concerns amongst BBC staff as to the direction of travel of the BBC both in Scotland and the Network. Pacific Quay is an unhappy place.
The coverage of the Games has seen a takeover of Pacific Quay by the usual Network Sports presenters and commentators. It must be costing the BBC a fortune in accommodation costs alone. Surely here was an opportuinity to showcase homegrown journalists at considerbaly less expense.
If the BBC think these journalists are normally perfectly adequate for Scottish viewers why are they not for the Network?
Incidentally the guy who commentated in Hampden to the spectators ( he’s English) was far superior to anyone I have heard from the BBC in recent years. His breadth of knowledge and ability to keep the crowd interested added to the enjoyment of the day.
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