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Better we vote NO now, than be told taxes must increase when the wheels fall off an Independent Scotland


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, … Continue reading

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Getting the government we vote for say @AlexSalmond @NicolaSturgeon : #indyref 


@AlexSalmond, @NicolaSturgeon and the nationalists are always telling us we won’t get the government we vote for unless we vote yes. People should not be taken in by this as it is patently absurd! In an independent Scotland we will have free … Continue reading

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‘Scottish Referendum: Countdown to a decision that will last for ever!’ [The Telegraph] #indyref


It needn’t be that way, of course. Voting to stay within the UK would, hopefully, be forever; but it does give the possibility in a generation or two for the question to be raised again. Voting for independence on the … Continue reading

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I’ve been away but back in time for the great Debate #indyref


I’ve been travelling around France in our motorhome since early April; enjoying fabulous weather, rural french countryside and wonderful seaside towns and villages. This was our 2nd year of springtime adventure since I retired. It is a great way of life; plenty … Continue reading

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Central Government is always the ‘Them’ that ‘Doesn’t understand our needs’


The Scottish Government, the SNP and the Nationalists are always bleating about how unfairly Westminster treats Scotland; that London gets all of the wealth; that ‘we’ contribute more in taxes per capita but get less back in expenditure; that they … Continue reading

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We cannot afford to take such a huge Risk! #indyref


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just be presented with a document telling us, in clear and absolute terms, what independence would do for us; what it would cost in both start up  / set up terms & in … Continue reading

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Like buying a house blind; no viewing, no particulars, just the assurances of the estate agent!


We voters are being asked to decide on whether we should become an independent country without any certainty about what currency we would use. This is the single most important issue there is; though by no means the only one. Like buying … Continue reading

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