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 !
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.
- Also helps that they have one of the cheapest and cleanest energy sources in the world…geothermal..
(I really must go now)
- 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
- Light plane missing in east Loch Etive area
Wrong time to be speculating …
- Light plane missing in east Loch Etive area
- Price of Salmond’s London ego-tripping is opposition kerchings in Scotland
Its a fact that the SNP can expect to win the majority of Scottish seat… and lets face it the tories, libs and labour now have have little power north of the border…
I believe in the Union…always will… but I also believe in decentralisation through out the whole of the uk…London is a state of its own… and its time a British parliment was re- established else where…Lancaster ???? Manchester ??? Leeds ???
If it takes the SNP to change British politics, and drive the decentralisation I crave I am happy with that… but like I say I will always vote for Union…
My fear for the elections is not that the SNP will hold the balance of power…but that of a Labour/ SNP coalition… I would be pleased with a Tory / SNP coalition because we need brains and braun… not yawn and braun.
A vote for the SNP would be a vote for change throughout the whole of the Union and throughout messed up politics in general, I would hope ?… they get my X in the box this time around to represent our country…but don’t expect a X in any future referendum other than to say NO.
A bit of a shame that FA has become an anti SNP rag…. the polar opposite of WOS etcetera… there seems to be very little unbiased journalism available on the web anymore….
- Council Planning Committee meeting on 21st January promises to be lively – as 2 MSPs call for postponement
I voted NO….and do not see us been led by a bunch of “cheats”…. I see us been led by a democratically elected UK government….
In regards to the SNP, they are a nationalist cause, always will be…and I accept that…. you have to accept that 55% voted NO…against indy and that the majority have to be seen as right…. get over it and move on….
SNP will take a majority in Scotland….and the rhetoric will continue….as for using this majority in some sort of westminster coalition … it ain’t gonna happen.
- North Sea caught in a nutcracker
The oil battle is one thing….lets see if Saudi remains a stable entity…full stop.
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