Archive for the ‘Scottish Nationalism’ Category

Scotland votes on Thursday…

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I am greatly concerned at the possibility of serious civil unrest and disturbances if the “yes” vote succeeds, particularly in England where the Scots have a reputation for being aloof and considering themselves superior to the English (*).  They want all the benefits of the Union, but have their own Scottish clubs and don’t mix much with their benefactors. It might not be a good idea to be English living in Scotland either, but the numbers are far less.

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Scottish Nationalism – Sept. 10th, 2014

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

As shown by the first two items below, England seems eager for its own version of Quebec’s shameless blackmailing of Canada. Tell the Scots to leave or shut up, no special treatment.

U.K. leaders head north “with an emotional appeal for Scots to stay in the Union and a promise of more, substantive Holyrood powers”

Gordon Brown says a no vote “equals more powers for Holyrood

Bank of England Governor says “a currency union is incompatible with sovereignty”

Now this is getting stupid

Really, really stupid…

Some insight into the Scottish separation vote issue

Monday, July 28th, 2014

“You are in for a considerable upheaval no matter how the vote goes, and allowing the Scots to play the English for suckers in the name of unity will ultimately result in massive disruption and civil unrest.”

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Scottish Nationalism – July 1st, 2014

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Seven items in total…

Lower retirement age an “elusive bribe” and a referendum “campaign weapon”

“No” vote will result in a devolution summit – “more powers will come”

President Obama breaks with diplomatic protocol, says he prefers a “no” vote

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Scottish Nationalism – May 6th, 2014

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Six items in total…

Trident to be used to bargain way into NATO and EU? 

For (Scottish) eyes only… intelligence and security issues

International credit rating would be at level of Botswana

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Scottish Nationalism – March 17th, 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Scotland plunges into the red as oil, gas revenues dramatically reduced

UKIP a threat to the union?  Lib-Dems becoming unhinged, methinks…

Power company warns of increased costs from separation

Devolution the price of union? Scotland would become a bottomless money-pit…

“Distinct possibility” RBS would have to leave Scotland

Scottish Nationalism – March 2nd, 2014

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

More currency squabbling…

Pound row creates support for independence?

Sterling freeze-out “insulting and demeaning”…

Backlash coming over refusal to share pound?

Pound to be used “informally” by independent Scotland?

Scottish Nationalism – Feb. 28th, 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Seven items in total…

Church of Scotland calls for referendum debate on “integrity and community – not just cash and constitutions”

Most Scots prefer devolution to independence?

Lesser “economies of scale” could devastate oil and other industries

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Scottish Nationalism – Feb. 14th, 2014

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Currency issues now coming to a head…

Chancellor: Sharing the pound with Scotland is “not going to happen”

UK government will not allow an independent Scotland to use the pound

Treasury analysis paper details financial risks to “being asked to support the wider economy of another state”

SNP under pressure to “set out an alternative” to a formal currency union

Early splits on “alternate” currency plan…

Scottish Nationalism – Feb. 10th, 2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

One third of Scots unaware of White Paper, only one in seven has read it…

“Love-bombing”?  Things could get very tacky indeed…

Keeping the pound – “Having this degree of uncertainty over this most important issue – I don’t think it’s helping people.”

Should Scotland “pool” sovereignty to keep the pound?

Energy boss warns of “uncertainties” that will be created by independence