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GLASGOWOLF

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I see the UK government have said no to a Monetary Union with Scotland.
King Alex, and Princess Nicola, are calling the UK government Bullies, despite insisiting that

A monetary union exists on their terms
EU membership on their terms
Nato membership on their terms

They are now saying they will take none of the debt.

Meanwhile in the real world, a 7 year old English born school girl is told to fuck off back to her own country in a school debate at a school in Fife, where the teachers accept the comment, only for past Prime minister Brown who was attending the debate to say it was un called for.

It is getting fraught, nasty, and racist.
The SNP need this campaign run against a backdrop of anti English Racist rhetoric, it is the only way they can win the vote. It's why they chose 2014, a world cup, and commonwealth games year.

I have gone from an unknown, to firmly in the No camp.
 
I think they should go YES, if they can't rule themselves better than Westminster they need to change their leadership. Silly scare stories from Gideon.
 
Question for you then, do you want Scotland telling the government to run the fiscal policy to suit them?
Thats what the SNP want, they want to put people on the board of the BOE
 
If they lose the referendum then Westminster will tell them to fuck off. If they win the referendum then Westminster will take the pound away, remove support to the Scottish banking system, AND tell them to fuck off.
 
I think they should enter the Euro, get rid of Trident, sell off Balmoral then make sure all front line services are fully funded before putting Billy Connolly on all first class stamps.
 
Billy Connolly is only suitable for second class. First class will naturally be Sean Connery who may even move back to his beloved Scotland if the SNP give him the tax breaks
 
I think they should go YES, if they can't rule themselves better than Westminster they need to change their leadership. Silly scare stories from Gideon.

I don't understand why the pop at Gideon? He hasn't put any scare stories about, he just took a position of 'no, you can't be in a monetary union with the rest of the UK if you leave the UK' seems fair enough to me. Look at the Euro for a bunch of countries not in a cohesive fiscal union being in a total mess when they have the same currency.
 
Especially as this is something that Osborne and Ed Balls actually agree on, which is worthy of a national holiday in itself
 
What will happen to the RBS, Salmond said Scotland could not have bailed them out, it's supposed to be the Scottish Bank, and yet is owned by the UK tax payer.
Given the UK will not enter a Sterling zone with them.
If they say no to Debt, they will not get in the EU, as Spain and the UK will vote no.
That leaves them fucked
 
The SNP are no better than UKIP for me, a bunch of closet racists without any real clout but suddenly forced in front of the cameras with their leader (and deputy) supposedly having charisma. What was it they say about politics, show-business and ugly people?
 
I don't understand why the pop at Gideon? He hasn't put any scare stories about, he just took a position of 'no, you can't be in a monetary union with the rest of the UK if you leave the UK' seems fair enough to me. Look at the Euro for a bunch of countries not in a cohesive fiscal union being in a total mess when they have the same currency.

What gives Gideon the right to speak for the English people on this, have they been asked.

Why should Scotland answer to the English Treasury, they are well capable of looking after a national budget in suplus, North Sea and whisky exports.
 
What gives Gideon the right to speak for the English people on this, have they been asked.

Why should Scotland answer to the English Treasury, they are well capable of looking after a national budget in suplus, North Sea and whisky exports.

The very fact they want a monetary union, means they have to answer to the UK treasury.
It's not up to the people in this case it's up to the government to do what is best for the UK economy, and handing over a slice of the decisions to a foreign ower, is why they refused the Euro in the first place.

It's also why the UK economy is growing faster than the Euro Zone
 
The very fact they want a monetary union, means they have to answer to the UK treasury.
It's not up to the people in this case it's up to the government to do what is best for the UK economy, and handing over a slice of the decisions to a foreign ower, is why they refused the Euro in the first place.

It's also why the UK economy is growing faster than the Euro Zone

Best for UK economy or English economy?

Didn't the Canadian say the economy was built on sand, still high risk and not balanced, more of a housing bubble?
 
Best for UK economy or English economy?

Didn't the Canadian say the economy was built on sand, still high risk and not balanced, more of a housing bubble?

Best for the remaining members of the UK.

If we vote independence we should be independent, with our own currency our own fiscal policy, however, There is no way in which we can do this.
 
Answer the question, are you ok with a foreign country setting interest rates etc higher because they have issue, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland do not have, and possibly damaging teh uk Economy, possibly putting you out of work.
 
Best for the remaining members of the UK.

If we vote independence we should be independent, with our own currency our own fiscal policy, however, There is no way in which we can do this.
Why not?
 

No credibility and a piss poor credit rating will devalue any currency, businesses will leave in their droves that are not geographically anchored (which they've already said). And if they take none of the existing UK national debt they will have no credibility as a government and would cease to have any weight in Europe, which they would have to negotiate to get into. Not really a good reason to go with a new currency is it?
 

1, The cost of actually setting up the basis on which to trade £scot, even the SNP are saying we cannot do it.
2.Very dangerous to have our largest trading partner (England) with a different currency, this will result in a overhead cost to all systems having to be changed to multi currency.
3, The cost to all financial institutes, to handle this change, they will not pay for it, you and I will.


before the financial meltdown

Alex "An independent Scotland will adopt the Euro"

After the meltdown

Alex "An Independent Scotland could not have bailed out the RBS, We will now join a sterling zone with the UK"

If it was possible to create our own currency, do you not think Alex would have come out today and said it's fine we anticipated this and we will create our own currency.
 
No credibility and a piss poor credit rating will devalue any currency, businesses will leave in their droves that are not geographically anchored (which they've already said). And if they take none of the existing UK national debt they will have no credibility as a government and would cease to have any weight in Europe, which they would have to negotiate to get into. Not really a good reason to go with a new currency is it?

NO DEBT = No EU membership.

Spain will say no, because of there own Catalan, and Basque issues, UK will say No because they renaged on their debt, every member state must say yes to new members, 1 bock it, and I fully expect Spain to be really voiciferous in stopping them
 
NO DEBT = No EU membership.

Spain will say no, because of there own Catalan, and Basque issues, UK will say No because they renaged on their debt, every member state must say yes to new members, 1 bock it, and I fully expect Spain to be really voiciferous in stopping them

Absolutely, the SNP know without monetary Union they're done for and all the ruling parties know this too, which is why there will be a NO vote.
 
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