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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The SNP plays by the Rules of the UK. Regardless of where a party secures its seats its MPs are of equal value to any other MP. Each has a single vote. What problem do the unionists have with the British brand of democracy which it has created for the UK?
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It’s wrong to suggest that the Scottish Government is having problems with collecting LBTT. I’ve been doing several returns to Revenue Scotland online and it’s a vast improvement on the administration of SDLT by HMRC.
If there had been a YES vote then Independence Day was set so the arms of government would have had to impliment the essential changes and sign transition agreements by March 2016. For some time after Independence these transition agreements would have remained in force between the two states.
As Scotland remains in the UK the roll out of FFA will be phased in a similar way to the transition arrangements referred to above.
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Having now suffered the programme I must admit that none of the candidates came up with any ideas to grow the local economy and reverse depopulation.
Newsie, , please ask each one to contribute an article on this topic before the Election,
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Small minds win the day. Sadly Oban is not alone.
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Has no one told the Unionists that they have to pay back the subsidy Scotland has made to the UK Treasury these past thirty year.
Nicola will no doubt be generous and cap the interest. I think the posh name for the process is an account and reckoning.
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