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Oh dearie me, an oil company has threatened Westminster that it will move FROM London to Scotland if we vote YES and the Muppets in Whitehall maintain their no currency union stance.What say you to this news Osborne other than "Oh shit!"The good news doesn't stop there for Osborne either Tris. :-)http://tinyurl.com/ph4xxug
the link doesn't work Arbroath
That's strange Jd I've just tried it again and it works ok for me. If you're still having problems go onto Newsnet Scotland it's the "YES vote would hit rUK credit rating says Fitch" article.
It worked ok for me...Fitch are saying that independence would hit the rUK's credit rating.We are now seeing evidence of why they don't want us to go.The cataclysm that the tube Robertson talked about is Britain no longer being able to appear powerful. The fact that they would fall even farther down the financial stability tables is of huge concern to them.
And the news just gets better Tris. On the front page of today's Herald is this wee corker of a story.http://tinyurl.com/py3fmpyI think the first line says everything that needs to be said about Trident. "A UK Government minister has conceded there is "no deal to be done" over Trident and the UK's nuclear deterrent would be expelled from Scotland in the event of independence."As each day gets xcloser to the BIG day itself we get better and better news. It will be only a short period of time now and we will be seeing the BBXC and MSM opening crying into their cold cups of coffee as they have to acknowledge that despite everything they have done YES are in the lead and drawing away. LOL
Well how can I put this, I feel a little sorry for the gentleman but he should be aware how we feel. We have this going on a loop day after day. We could reassure him and say that most of those who have said they will do this or that, have not done so in either 1979 or 1997. The reason Standard Life said they would actually open an office in London is because they are still here in Edinburgh.
Absolutely. We get it all the time, but as you say, none or little of it will actually happen.
In edinburgh today very large saltire flying from mast on SL's office. No union flag to show balance. Have they decided to stay after all?!
They are probably trying hard not to lose their Scottish business.
Simon Cowell in the English owned and die-hard unionist paper the Daily Record, admitting that X Factor didn't come to Scotland last year, because David Walliams doesn't like Scots people. does anyone still watch that brain melting dross, show X Factor, I'm sure someone somewhere will be upset about Mr Walliams, I however am not.http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/britains-talent-missed-out-auditions-3398881Also in the London owned Daily Record which pretends to be Scottish, their Record View, harps back to the SNP and 1979, the usual guff,a sure sign of desperation from this decidely English biased newspaper, no mention of the illegal wars, by Labour, or Thatcher's decimation of Scotland.
Simon who?David who?X what?LOL
Goodness... that's a novel excuse for Scotland being left out of things... The ,more likely reason was that no one on the team wanted to come up here. "Let the Jocks come to us if they want to be in our shows" is the motto.... As Arbroath said.... WHO?I suppose
I'm surprised the Yes campaign hasn't mentioned all the jobs that will need to be created in an indy Scotland. We will need to staff every department that 'normal' countries have. From diplomats, to the sparky that fixes the lights in every embassy. New agencies dealing with tax, driving, defence, etc, etc. There will be a mini boom.
Nicola talked about that the other day, Juteman.Instead of paying our taxes to pay people to work in London departments, we will be paying people in Edinburgh, enjoying the money being spent on OUR shops and taking the tax off them too!Win Win Win...
Problem for bettertogether is they say we'd be too poor to go it alone but also in same breath conceed RUK needs us. Which is it?
Precisely. They really need to work out what their argumentrs are and try to stick to them.I mean according to the Noble Baron Robertson we are too wee, poor and cultureless to manage on our own... but our removal from the UK will signal the end of the world as we know it...Come on Georgie Porgie, which one is it?
tris10,000 oil jobs in london..wot a fecking laff you lot are haffingI mean how many oil rigs are located in London ..loads yepmany oil workers spend days and days on the onshore oilrigs............far away from their family's a sad and loely (but well paid ) existence...
Well, it was someone from Better Together who said this... not Yes!The "tweeter" is asking them (BT) why they don't try to publicise that.The answer, of course, is that it would (whatever the numbers) not worry any Scots in Scotland, but Londoners, who might find themselves either having to relocate to cold wet windy Scotland, but who don't have a vote anyway. Any more than the Greeks or Poles will have a vote on the UK or rUK coming out of the EU.Frankly I doubt that many of these job losses will happen, one way or the other.Unless Scotland reduced the corporation tax and companies move Scotland, creating jobs... or the UK does, and people relocate to there.The trouble is to make a relocation pay off, the reduction will have to be enormous.The only people who will be much interested in that kind of thing are start ups. That was what Gordon Brown was trying to encourage when he reduced the tax.