Westminster politicians don’t have a clue. They stupidly adopt a bullying tone assuming the Shots will cow tow to their greater knowledge and wisdom. The reverse will be true the more English politicians tell the Scots what to do the less likely they are to do.
Alex Salmond is doing his best to bait the UK politicians. Alex is cunning fox. He has to portray himself who has all the answers for Scotland. He is the champion of the Scots; a new Robert the Bruce or William Wallace! Everyone will be better off! He is promising Scots independence. He may win the vote. Scotland’s resolute response!
So what’s the problem? Alex Salmond makes independence sound like fact. Everything will be great? Scotland will keep the pound, European Union will come begging, Scots will be better off, better pensions, better child care, better everything! If I make a promise, I keep it. Alex makes loads of promises. Will he keep them? Arrogant!
Scotland will keep the pound. Alex has promised this. A majority of the Scottish people want to keep the pound, but only 25% of the rest of the UK believes that Scotland should keep the pound. Alex says no pound, no debt! So Scotland does not take it’s share of the debt. What will be the value of the Scottish currency? Junk bond status! The UK government say it will not let Scotland keep the pound, then back down, the markets will down grade the pound! Junk bond status!
I believe, an independent Scotland will become a member of the European Union, but I think the EU will want concessions; number one take the Euro as the currency, then there will be concessions on fishing, agriculture, budgets. Alex will keep his European promise but at what cost to Scotland? Better off?
I was appalled when a younger colleague was describing a fifteen year old girl at his school, who deliberately became pregnant because she knew she would get a council flat. This is an example of spending that has to stop. Unless they can afford to pay their own way, kids should live with their families until they are twenty one. Scotland must carefully guard and invest its wealth for future generations rather than spend it now on the selfish few.
So what is the alternative? I noticed a few politicians of other parties are supporting independence. These guy’s need to start producing an alternative message, a real Plan B. Ignore the bullying and stupidity south of the border.
So Scots need to rise up and give a realistic message of what an independent Scotland will be. What I want is a low spending, business friendly, family focused country, based on Scottish values of spending only what you can afford, keeping something in the bank for tomorrow!