Tag Archives: Scottish Independence

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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A Must read for wavering and undecided Referendum voters #indyref


Duncan Stephen explains why he will be voting no thanks with this comprehensive & brilliant analysis. I recommend everyone should read the full article [link below], especially if you are wavering or still undecided. Under the following headings, Duncan asserts: … Continue reading

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Don’t You Trust the Banks? That’s why we need a lender of Last Resort! #indyref


The Banks have not exactly demonstrated their interest in providing a quality service to  their customers in the past several years. As corporations, they have a duty to their shareholders but also a duty of care to us. The Endowment Mortgage … Continue reading

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The ‘Our Money gets sent to London’ nonsense #indyref


https://twitter.com/Chaz01br/status/452078935690706944 Twitter 140 character limitation is frustrating when a topic thread develops and you want to answer several questions or points at once. The Nationalists, yet again, have drawn me into their pathetic ‘we just get the crumbs from London’ nonsense (follow … Continue reading

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The Sums don’t Add Up for an Independent Scotland #indyref


In each of the last 5 years Scotland has been in deficit, even when including North Sea Oil revenues. Table 2.1: Current and Capital Budgets: Scotland 2008-09 to 2012-13 (Source GERS)                   … 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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#indyref The Status Quo will not be an option!


The Scotland Act 2012 already provides for further devolved tax powers to Scotland from 2016 in which the Scottish rates of income tax will be reduced by 10% at all levels; allowing the Scottish Government to determine what the Scottish … Continue reading

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