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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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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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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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Practical Questions on Scottish Independence #2


State Pensions: What will happen to those already retired and drawing their State Pension from the Department of Works and Pensions; i.e., the Westminster Government? Will these be paid by the Independent Scottish Government? The Scottish Government’s publication ‘Scotland’s Future’, … Continue reading

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Practical Questions on Independence


In the absence of any factual information from Alex Salmond and the SNP on how Scottish Independence will work, just continuous assurances that everything will be same, only better, I thought it might be useful to begin a series of … Continue reading

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