Why vote yes? Scotland’s voice is drowned out in the United Kingdom.

September 15, 2014
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How well will high-tax, high-regulation policies work in a country that will be smaller, older, and dependent on a finite and diminishing stock of oil reserves?

About as well as Enron did for Texas – or Lehman Brothers for NYC – both of those companies felt all-powerful briefly, then collapsed becasue their foundations were unsound.

Posted by DonD1977 | Report as abusive

Yes Scotland Yes! Break away from the UK who always look down upon you!

Posted by CountryPride | Report as abusive

Brought up in Edinburgh, this has been smouldering since at least WW2. There was so much at that time that demanded change.
But there’s a big danger from Salmond’s demagoguery. He is a wily opportunist. Ten years ago, the silent promise was that the EU would throw money at them (a la Portugal, Slovenia). Now they’ll manage on their own.

London had a lot to answer for, but this rush in the wrong (IMO) direction is just human beings behaving as humans do.

Sad but I suspect England will gain and my fellow country men have only themselves to blame for their struggles.

Posted by seymourfrogs | Report as abusive

Britain’s centralized government has been reluctant to let go of real power in any meaningful way. The UK parties rushed their leaders to Scotland. Tory Prime Minister David Cameron, Labor’s Ed Milliband and the Liberal Democrat’s Nick Clegg came to spread scare stories and then left. They are politicians with some of the lowest trust ratings in Scotland. Seeing them campaign is a reminder for Scots that they will be governed by them for years, if the country shuns independence. The fact is that this neck and neck vote is due to the very poor daily wage earners are not sure how they would fare if all the banks flush money out of Scotland. They are probably polling No in the surveys for fear of reprimand financial and otherwise. If the Yes can reassure them they will win with an astounding majority.

Posted by onebookend | Report as abusive

Well, If Scots vote yes, then both sides will get a short term employment boost, as a wall (or at least a fence) will have to be built. Border crossings will have to be constructed, and customs and visa stations will obviously be needed. Of course, a whole new set of embassies will be required, and diplomats to man them. Border police will be necessary to patrol the crossings, etc., etc.,….

Posted by edgyinchina | Report as abusive

That line about the Pandas is original, how did you come up with that one?

Posted by Motherwell | Report as abusive

#edgyinchina;
Maybe you need to travel a little more often. There are no fences between most european countries for example, NI/Eire, Switzerland/Germany.
Fences and walls are only for perceived threats.
Independent Scotland proposes only a warm handshake for our valued neighbours. After all we all need each other :-)

Posted by AyrshireBadger | Report as abusive