Saturday, 13 September 2014

Scotland edges back from the brink - encouraging signs that momentum has swung back to a "No Thanks"

On many levels the campaign to save the Union is gaining ground:
Firstly the message is getting through that the Uk as a whole wants Scotland to stay
Second the economic arguments become more overwhelming every day as all the major employers say they would leave if the Scots go independent.
And why would not they do that when people like the SNP oddball Jim Sillars saying the following?
Speaking on the campaign trail yesterday Mr Sillars said oil giant BP would face nationalisation in an independent Scotland.
He said: "This referendum is about power, and when we get a 'Yes' majority we will use that power for a day of reckoning with BP and the banks.
"The heads of these companies are rich men, in cahoots with a rich English Tory Prime Minister, to keep Scotland's poor poorer through lies and distortions. The power they have now to subvert our democracy will come to an end with a 'Yes'.
"BP, in an independent Scotland, will need to learn the meaning of nationalisation, in part or in whole, as it has in other countries who have not been as soft as we have been forced to be.
Mr Sillars added: "What kind of people do these companies think we are? They will find out."
It defies belief. The man is not only wrong, but would harm Scotland as all the job creators - like BP, RBS, and many other employers leave. This is mob rule and a passport to the third world.  Full story here:
Separately I am a massive fan of Inverness's Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator. His report makes a sad but sober read.