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
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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
- Councillors Breslin and Marshall at Cowal Gathering to champion Revive The Clyde campaign
Great initiative! Part of the wider campaign to make the Clyde a global sustainable port.
- Thuggish Yes campaign benefits from media’s artificial ‘balance’ as Murphy forced to suspend campaign tour
It was a set up as Jim was getting tired so wanted an excuse to stop. He’s a wimp. The elderly YES canvasser who was spat at didn’t give up; she was canvassing the following day.
Mr Murphy knows that YES is winning. He has to do something desperate, It’s the first in an orchestrated Establishment campaign to scare folk. The raising of the terrorism alert warning is one snd the same. The Establishment are probably getting ready to give a senior Royal a wee pill just before the 18th.
- Jim Murphy hit by eggs in Kirkcaldy
Waste of a good egg!
I do wonder why Newsie thought this was worthy of her august publication.
Much nearer to home in the leafy avenues of Helensburgh and Lomond a delightful lady with impeccable manners in her seventies was canvassing in her usual charming way and was spat at by someone whom the Establishment would consider an upstanding member of the community.
In Tarbet an elderly canvasser was threatened with violence by a man much his junior just for popping a YES leaflet though his door.
I think Newsie should be calling for the Council to host anger management classes for people who can’t conduct themselves in a civilised way.
Thankfully they are in the minority as most people are charming whatever their view. Last night I had a forty minute discussion with a high profile no-er. We struck up a bit of friendship and agreed to keep in touch as we discovered a number of common interests. Really uplifting!
- Indy, the banks and the Scottish economy
The British banks in which the taxpayer has a share will be broken up as partof the independence negotiations. No
Casino banking will be expelled.
Money will be real again. That’s what the punter understands and wants.
There will be a monumental fight about a currency union but it won’t be between the two governments but between the City and the rest of civic Britain.
People throughout the UK want banking control. A currency union is an international agreement which will place obligations on rUK as much asScotland.
Icantunderstand why people assume that rUK will have a free hand.
- BBC indy debate: incoherent uncontrolled unedifying bear pit
I think you’ll find that over the piece Darling spoke longer than Salmond and interrupted more.
His use of the third person reminded me of my grandma who always called my grandpa “Him” even to his face!
I did think Loretto would have taught Darling some manners. Is it still rude to point?
The whole debate was a triumph for democracy. The whole country is alive with debate. Whatever one’s individual views share the passion and the dynamic.
The exception ot the rule was the BT meeting in Helensburgh last night which could have passed for a Funeral Plan promotional event.
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