Comment posted Council candidates, election battlegrounds and serious choices to be made by JimB.
I agree totally with Simon.
Anne dear dont’t treat us (the public) like idiots, you are standing for office, you made the statement. Answer the questions posed. I suspect you wrote without thinking about the wider issues. Should you be standing at all?
Recent comments by JimB
- Latest YouGov poll puts ‘Yes’ ahead
Indeed but another worrying feature of the Yougov (sounds official but certainly isn’t) Poll is that anybody can join their panel.
Do they, can they indeed, check the information given by the panel members. I think there is the possibility for manipulation here – register as being undecided and change to Yes (or No) later to create a trend.
Anyone who does not think the Yes campaign is centrally organised is living in cloud cuckoo land.
There seems to be no limit to the depths to which the SNP will descend. They could limbo under a carpet.
I received a message which was sent to me because I am on a mailing list of a charitable
organisation. The list of cc members was at the top of the email!
- Latest YouGov poll puts ‘Yes’ ahead
Well Fiona, there you have your answer!
Nothing, a page of absolute drivel.
There are no policies.
The SNP do not answer questions.
I notice that the other poll, the one the SNP prefer, has not been mentioned presumably because it still puts NO in the lead.
- Wrong issue highlighted as ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ indy campaigns use new North Sea projections to validate their positions
JT, can I take you back to an earlier response of yours in this thread when you said, “The UK had every opportunity to set up an oil fund but squandered oil revenues unlike almost every other responsible country blessed with this bonus of a resource.”
Where did the oil money go and why was an oil fund not set up?
The oil money could not be saved as part of an oil fund AND spent on investments in society and the infrastructure despite what the SNP seems to think.
The oil money made a great difference to the UK, much invested in education – developing new syllabuses, building new schools with new and better facilities and new support staff, all the latest audio visual aids etc. etc.. Up to this point Scottish education was still the same as it had been prewar (This was obvious by the publication dates of text books.)
Oil money was also poured into new hospitals and the building of the motorway system which probably did more for the country than anything else.
Was all the money spent wisely? Probably not, but the vast majority was and it was spent UK wide.
Whose oil was it that made all this investment possible? It was the UK’s oil at the time but by the definition of Scottish oil by the SNP it was clearly English oil.
Churlish bunch if you ask me. We have had your oil but you are not getting ours! Is this immorality the kind of improved cuddly society that the YES campaign promises?
It aint going to happen and whatever you bravehearts say there is no evidence of a massive swing to the Yes campaign as far as I can see.
- Thuggish Yes campaign benefits from media’s artificial ‘balance’ as Murphy forced to suspend campaign tour
” At least in Scotland we are heading in a different direction of travel towards a more tolerant fairer country. ”
willie, I cannot believe even you could write such drivel!
The Yes campaign is no example of a fairer and more tolerant society in Scotland – it clearly will not tolerate any view but its own and will do anything to silence opposition.
We have had the more erudite members ( The Doc, David many names etc. ) trying to persuade the public to vote Yes by reasoned argument. THEY FAILED and now bully boy tactics are the order of the day. Desperation has clearly set in at SNP towers.
As I have said before, this is all very reminiscent of 1930s Germany. Tolerant it aint!
- Indy, the banks and the Scottish economy
One thing that occurs to me is – who’s banknotes will we be using if Scotland continues to use the Pound without the approval of Westminster/Bank of England?
I assume that in this situation there will be problems over the printing of Scottish notes. How would they be regarded by the BofE? (As forgeries perhaps?)
There would no reason for English businesses to accept them either.
If we follow the example of Panama, which I understand uses the US$ and US$ bills then would we have to use BofE notes?
Vote for independence and use foreign money?
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