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Scottish Independence vote

Posted by jdavis on August 31, 2014

The vote in September is unlikely to be Yes for Independence – though the polls are closer now than a few months ago and there is a large undecided bloc. However, we’ll be surprised if Scotland votes Yes especially as the Establishment is out in force telling the people to vote No.


Until a few weeks ago my (Jonathan Davis) standard answer to ‘what would you vote for’ was:

Well, as an Economist and Wealth Manager AND as a Scot I can forcefully say…I don’t care what they do! :)

As far as I could tell there are pros and cons on both sides and there is no black and white.  So, do or not – it’ll be fine whatever.

However, I changed my mind a few weeks ago.

It occurred to me this is a fantastic opportunity to bring a Government closer to the governed.

As everyone should know:

The closer a Government is to the governed, the easier it is for the governed to control the Government. Hence why Cantons in Switzerland work and Switzerland does fantastically well.  As well as German Länder and Germany.  Then you have Hong Kong and Singapore.

The further the Government is from the governed… well you get it.  Look at Westminster and Scotland. Brussels and all over EU. Washington DC and USA. Beijing and China etc.

So, Scotland would be stupid not to vote for Independence.  Thus, as everywhere, they will do the stupid thing and vote No.

It is immaterial that SNP is Socialist.  As are all the others!

What is 100% material is that the more Socialist a country becomes, if the governed have any power Capitalism can be brought back.

If only…

Of course, all of this is likely to be nonsense because if Scotland did get Independence of Westminster it would then become subordinated to Brussels and the Edinburgh political mafia would get high six figure tax free salaries over there. :(


So I go back to what I joked at outset – I don’t care what they do.  They’re toast anyway.  Politicians!  MEH!



It used to be said, Glasgow makes the money & Edinburgh spends it.
Glasgow is skint, so now it's Aberdeen makes the money & Edinburgh spends it.
What happens when the oil runs out?

Posted by ken campbell on September 1, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.

Hi Ken

Apologies for delay in replying.

According to Wood it won't be long. Others disagree. I have no idea.

I guess the oilmen and women will move to Texas or Russia...!

Posted by Jonathan Davis on September 5, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

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