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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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I’d vote to go if I was Scottish

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.

Have your say

If Scotland votes for independence, what happens to their Naval shipbuilding industry, will this be removed back to Portsmouth? and what happens to Faslane nuclear submarine base? does this get moved to somewhere in England? can someone answer these very important questions please? I feel sure that many in England would welcome these very skilled jobs.

Posted by Michael Owen on 28 May 2014 at 10:29

Mr. Green writes 'if I was (sic) Scottish'. Schoolboy howler! If I were.
Be that as it may, let's hope the Scotch do vote for independence, so we can get shot of them. But don't neglect to establish border controls, to stop them escaping to Cumbria!

Posted by Jack Harper on 24 April 2014 at 13:09

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