Comment posted Economic development strategy for the west Highlands by Graeme mccormick.
The problem here is not national political will; it is failure over generations to have a strategy and lack of finance at present.
A & B C has to mortgage it’s assets to build the roads , the tunnels and the bridges in a deal with national government to pay an instalment repayment plan.
If we open up Argyll and Bute they become the Fynest part of but integral to the Central Belt.
Thereafter the possibilities are Awesome
Graeme mccormick also commented
- Average Norwegian tunnel costs are around 3 million euros per kilometre lane. If you consider the ferry cost over the Clyde then it wouldn’t take long to pay it back with an eqivalent charge, but much more itopens up Cowal and Bute as well
Recent comments by Graeme mccormick
- Auchindrain in crisis: facing paying off its two permanent staff
If we believe in the nobility of man then surely a little money could be diverted from the Royal palaces to this great cause
- UK National Lottery Good Causes in Scotland
The implication of your piece is that change will only happen with Independence. The fact is that there will be change regardless of the result of the Referendum. The Unknown Unknowns apply across the board.
Here are some unknowns which might be worth considering: land valuation rentals to replace income tax and council tax; build a commercial district in Tradeston in Glasgow which can be transformed into a horse racing track in the evenings so the punters’ money stays in the city.
As regards the lottery and the funds it has distributed for good causes , it is an indictment that a lottery is required to provide these funds for actual essential services in many cases which government should be providing instead of the postcode lottery which the Lottery good causes system unwittingly promotes
- Proposal for independent Scotland to share UK welfare system admin to 2020+
The division of assets and liabilities will involve a trade off whereby some issues will be of mutual interest and others more beneficial to one government than the other.
Transitional arrangements will be required. Despite all the bluster and petulance of the Unionist mob, it will cost the RUK dear so they will negotiate once the referendum has been carried.
The various systems in Scotland and the RUK will gradually change as each government develops different policies required by it’s electorate. Eg, current SNP policy is to move to a system of citizens’ income which replaces a separate benefits system, and much more efficient to operate and requires less public sector staff to operate.
Presumably the RUK will not want to be lumbered with paying Scottish benefits so it is in it’s interests to cooperate that the separation of recipients is undertaken.
Don’t let the process of Independence sour your creative juices and the excitement of developing and considering new public service delivery. Independence is a wonderful opportunity to do things differently and better.
Embrace change don’t fear it!
- Russell urges children to get involved in Royal Mail Christmas Children’s Stamp Art Competition
Take part before the Unionists destroy the service.
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
Always suspicious of the good faith of people who remain anonymous.
I’d have more respect for the author if he or she would suggest how the funding of transport could be improved and see if that could and would be delivered better or part of the UK or
One should look at it not necessarily from the cheapest option the one which delivers a robust service most efficiently.
Who said we would continue with a DVLA type system
Think of the alternatives and no more potholes
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