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
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And Julia Roberts was rather impressed with Inver Cottage, so we are greatly blessed with some super places in A & B.
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Just goes to show what Scottish Independently minded companies can do
- SNP MP calls for UK Conservative-Lib Dem coalition to continue for a further year
Angus really knows how to wind the Unionists up.
Could Newsie analyse the potential occupations of Scottish Labour MPs and MSPs? How many will seek a Scottish seat,retire or try for one in rUK. I dont see Jackie Baillie making way for any MP, do you?
Douglas Alexander is positioning himself as MSP fir Paisley South to become Labour Leader.
What about Alan Reid? Will he stand in A & B against whoever the SNP candidate is? As probably the last Secretary of State for Scotland he’ll be due a good pension.
- Salmond judgment under question in second deception on EU membership
Huge support for YES in Helensburgh today.
Many new campaigners signed up. People are buying the White Paper and really keen to engage. The YES gazebo was buzzing all day. By contrast U-KOK was a miserable half hearted affair.
Time to take bets on Jackie Baillie jumping ship in New Year.
Interesting analogy with insurance. The Telegraph reported last year that if you pay the same premiums on your pension policy in the Netherlands and the UK you get 50% more in pension in the Netherlands.
Another reason to vote YES.
- Reid raises Carradale post office closure at Westminster
I hear that Alan Reid is next in line for Scottish Secretary after Mr Carmichael’s slaughter on STV the other night.
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