I’d vote to go if I was Scottish
Last updated at 13:54, Thursday, 20 February 2014
Like Sir Chris Hoy, I’m proud of my country.
He’s proud of being Scottish and British, I’m proud of being English and British.
If the positions of England and Scotland were reversed, I’d be campaigning for English independence. If I was Scottish, I’d be wearing a ‘vote yes’ badge as I type this.
The Scots Nats keep likening themselves to the Scandinavian countries.
Small, dynamic and rich in natural resources. That may or may not be true, but one thing I am sure about is that the Scandis all also have their own currencies. So why can’t the Scots go it alone with their own currency?
If Norway, Sweden and Denmark can run their own banking system, why not Scotland? Look at all the woes Iceland has been through with its banking crisis. They managed to sort themselves out and pull through and retain their own currency.
We can still be close trading partners with separate currencies. It works for Northern Ireland and the Republic. And it works for the Scandi countries.
Alex Salmond wants to keep Sterling as part of a currency union in the event of a “Yes” vote.
Last week, Chancellor George Osborne said a vote for independence meant walking away from the pound. The Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems have all stated that they will not allow an independent Scotland to share Sterling.
The Scots should not be bothered. They should be completely in control of their own economy. Isn’t that the main reason for it going it alone? Scotland cannot be truly independent if the Bank of England controls interest rates. Scots Nats have to have the courage of their own convictions. Independence is independence. That includes monetarily.
If they do get independence, maybe they’ll start producing some top quality TV thrillers like The Bridge and The Killing from Scandinavia.
I’d vote for that.
First published at 13:49, Thursday, 20 February 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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Mark is a very confused man - one week, he says he'd vote Yes if he were Scottish, but the next week he wants Scotland to take curling with them if they say Yes. This would cause a problem for Mark - he openly dislikes the sport, but were he Scottish, would have to live with it.
Unfortunatly Fiona theres a difference, In the North of Scotland the people come get paid really well so I'm sure your City will welcome them to spend their cash. However we are on the Border what we see is Scottish people wanting the best of both they want to live just accross the Border to get all of the Social Benefits that they are given but want to come across the Border to get the jobs... Its more Jealousy than Racism to be fair. Personally if they moved the Border 9 miles to the South I wouldnt be bothered save some cash and Vote No then best of both worlds ....
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