Comment posted Morphing Scotland: Saudi Arabia to Silicone Valley by Jnr Tick.
Green, renewables, harnessing the elements and what nature provides with the aim to have less or eventually no reliance on polluting dirty fossil fuels, hope I am still around in the decades to come to see this come to fuition Globally. Regarding Japan, they are backing off their commitments on climate change such is the sudden rise in consumption of fossil fuels since their nuclear lower station problems. They may have turned a couple of nuclear power stations back on rather than risk blackout but this country are far from happy about continuation of the reliance on this power. A vote put to the Italians last year threw up a 90% vote against going down the nuclear power station route, a result many other European countries I am sure would echo. Last I read on Germany they plan to phase out their nuclear power stations within the next 8-10 years.
Jnr Tick also commented
- “Nothing like putting all your eggs in one basket”
The not so infinite and polluting fossil fuels accompanied by Nuclear power are old eggs in one basket, very short sighted indeed. Shame on Scotland for striving towards non reliance on these polluting fuels, for striving towards lowering our carbon footprint and aiming to sustain our lifestyles with 100% green energy. Whether we manage this within the timescale we are looking to achieve to me is not as important as leading the way and by example, influencing others, showing there is another way. The fact that we have this ‘out of sight out of mind’ way of dealing with spent uranium, burying it in tonnes of concrete until we know what to do with it, is just not good enough. Countries like Japan and Germany are now turning their backs on nuclear energy with the latest contamination in Japan making these and other countries think again. Providing energy from green sources is definately the way ahead but will take time to develop as many are still in their infancy yet to be harnessed to their full potential.
Recent comments by Jnr Tick
- The dash from full fiscal autonomy and the biteback of the ‘no detriment’ principle
Membership stands at over 125000.
UK Tories approx. 150000 I believe.
- Sturgeon’s selectivity of perspective
“I don’t believe the main reason people voted SNP was the issue of EU membership, in fact polls show a higher % in Scotland wishing to leave than the rUK”
Richard, I didn’t claim EU was main issue for SNP’s landslide, few will have voted for this reason but if it was a make or break, a red line, then the Scottish electorate had the choice to vote differently as I said.
I’ve seen several polls (Scottish only) indicating between 60 & 65% wishing to remain within the European union and don’t make go back and find them.
I have yet to see England or any of the other UK nations with a higher pro EU %age, where did you?
“What do you suggest should happen if it’s a case of Scots voting to leave the EU and rUK voting to stay”
It won’t happen because your claim above is simply inaccurate, much more likely the other way around. That said, I’d take absolutely any excuse, any clear difference any Tory slip-up, in fact any reason if it firstly helps NO voters see the error of their ways in finally recognising the futility of Scotland remaining in an ill-serving, unbalanced, undemocratic not fit for purpose outdated backward union and secondly is the catalyst for another independence referendum, in that order.
I haven’t decided yet but have toyed with the idea to vote for UK to remain within the EU in hope England takes us (Scotland) out. We can tactically vote too, safe in the knowledge should we get another indyref and vote YES that Scotland will then get to decide whether we as a then member state benefit from EU membership further down the line.
The momentum lies with us, the SNP & pro independent types. We are only too aware that growing popularity, the momentum won’t last forever so must strike while the iron is hot.
Another referendum by 2021 is my prediction.
- Sturgeon’s selectivity of perspective
She speaks for her party and those who voted for it. Had Scotland wanted out of the EU our voice would have been heard much louder by voting UKIP who to the best of my knowledge had a candidate in almost every constituency during the GE campaign. People had a choice, voting for the Tories would also have contributed to ensuring the in/out EU referendum would take place. The people of Scotland chose neither UKIP nor Tory.
Fact of the matter is that over 50% of voters (i.e. those who gave a toss about this country’s future as opposed to those who didn’t vote) chose to vote for a party who is pro EU. Nicola will of course quite correctly see them as an endorsement for SNP policies.
I remain undecided as to the merits & pitfalls of leaving or staying
Pro EU NO voting unionists in Scotland have a bit of a decision to make though. If a resounding vote for the UK to remain an EU member clashes with a majority to leave we would justifiably face another independence referendum, so do unionists, against their better judgement on the EU issue predict the South will vote to leave and then vote the same here in Scotland so as to deny those who wish Scotland to take responsibility through our independence?
- Shock death of former Liberal Democrat Leader, Charles Kennedy
The editor’s note after Ian Blackford’s tribute is a decent and spot on observation. Already today I have encountered some looking to apportion blame for Charles Kennedy’s passing misguided and insensitively enough to point the finger at SNP’s doorstep.
Absolutely gutted to wake up to this news this morning. Long before Charles Kennedy’s campaigning against Scotland’s independence he was always a firm favourite and even during our referendum his words more than any of his colleagues in Better Together were always respectful and insightful and we’ll worth absorbing.
Politics in the UK is a poorer place without him.
- The Carmichael lie: another grubby pot condemns the leaking kettle
“I assume you apply this to Salmond as well as Carmichael?”
Skallywags the pair o them, but ma skallywags better than yours
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