I see many comments to posts on social media that the referendum is not about the SNP, or Alex Salmond or Nicola Sturgeon.
That’s perfectly true but many voters are swayed by their promises of huge wealth, lower taxes, greater childcare, higher pensions, better welfare, free education; all to be achieved in a transparent and easy transition within 18 months.
The nationalists are quite happy to view this promised new world through rose-tinted glasses, without any consideration for the real economics because there is no need to worry, the Scottish Government tell them everything will be OK; that the nasty Westminster politicians will give them everything the separatists want regardless of the costs and huge risks to the rest of the UK. I’m not sure the rUK population will let them.
It is the SNP Government that is making all these wonderful promises without a shred of evidence. But who will be running iScotland when the wheels fall off? A new iScottish government will have taken over and will not feel responsible when they tell us that we cannot afford to run basic services never mind free childcare, increased public services and better pensions without increasing taxes.
“We didn’t make those promises, the SNP did!” I can hear them say.
It will be too late then; there will be no going back.
If the Referendum will have achieved anything it is that Westminster and the political parties will have the determination and will to work together to deliver a fair devolution model that passes greater powers to the nations of the UK, not just Scotland, that satisfies everyone, including the people of England.
None of that can happen unless Scotland votes NO on 18th September.
With thanks to Professor Adam Tomkins and Vote No Borders for providing five reasons not to vote Yes and five reasons to vote No that will confirm my view that the wheels will fall off an independent Scotland ==>
The Tomkins Ten Points