Archive for the ‘Scottish Nationalism’ Category

Scottish Nationalism – Jan. 11th, 2014

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Just as a thought, I have seen absolutely nothing so far regarding the intended Scottish head of state if the “yes” vote wins.

Would Scotland become a republic, or retain the Queen?

Negative financial information “airbrushed” from independence case

“Yes” win would encourage European “Balkanization”

European Council boss says independent Scotland would have to apply to join the E.U.

Catalan president says independence for his region could mean exclusion from the EU

Rating agency says “monetary union without fiscal and banking union is unstable and the prospect of an exit from a monetary union could lead to high volatility and market turbulence”

Scottish Nationalism – Dec. 12th, 2013

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

“Separatist blueprint” makes a lot of assumptions

Spain says Scotland would have to apply to EU “as a new state”

“Sterling expulsion” warning

SNP’s economic vision for independence is being “made up on the hoof”

Wales opposed to currency union? – “If there is a disagreement, who has the final say? This is a recipe for instability and these things matter”

Scottish Nationalism – Nov. 16th, 2013

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Six items in total…

Independence would increase terrorism risk as MI5 & MI6 information dries up

Would EU insist Scotland join their passport-free zone?

“Blueprint for Independence” must be clear on currency plans


Scottish Nationalism – Oct. 24th, 2013

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Scotland could not expect to automatically inherit the country’s historic regiments

SNP’s plans to be part of a sterling-zone “utterly economically incoherent”… see here and here

Potential problems for Scottish armed forces, removal of Trident

BBC Scotland “complicit” in a “co-ordinated campaign” by the SNP to manipulate referendum coverage

SNP has not said how they will fund pledges such as renationalising Royal Mail

Scottish Nationalism – Sept. 22nd, 2013

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Scotland needs own currency, or will be dominated by the pound or Euro

Interesting review of world-wide separatist movements, including Scotland

North Sea oil concerns

Flemish group allies with Scotland on grounds of “Muslim colonization”

“This is an argument about the head and the heart” – interesting review

Only one in four will vote yes?

Scottish Nationalism – Sept. 3rd, 2013

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Scotland’s “place in UK” worth billions of pounds to Scots families, which could be lost with independence…  (Scotland is a “welfare bum”? -JG)

44% still undecided?

Scottish government officials have held talks with Nato

“Toxic” anti-English feelings “entrenched”?

Younger Scots may vote “No” because of the “interconnected world” they inhabit…

Scottish Nationalism – August 15th, 2013

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Vote speculation, interesting rationale

“Citizen’s panel” needed to oversee the independence debate, voters being treated like “idiots”

Call for both campaigns to publish donations

Post-separation Scotland & U.K. would both face international difficulties

Clarity for referendum voters needed on European Union issues

Scottish Nationalism – July 19th, 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Scottish soldiers will join British army, “All we’d be doing is checking passports on the M6.”

Superstar singer Susan Boyle will vote “No”

How will independence affect Trident, and the “Five Eyes” intelligence network?

Scottish NATO membership may depend on Trident stance

Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles flex their muscles

Scottish Nationalism – June 24th, 2013

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles want more powers in a “new Scottish constitutional settlement”

France and Spain might not accept an independent Scotland into the European Union?

Scots could lose their British passports and be denied dual nationality

SNP ‘not offering’ full Scottish independence

Scotland’s independence bid: History, prospects, challenges

Scottish Nationalism – May 24th, 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Uncertainties could cause Scottish banks to leave…

Independent Scotland ‘financially vulnerable’?

Mortgages, financial services, pensions…

Control of the pound would stay in London

“Cybernats” and the ugly side of nationalism