djewesbury wrote:Christ Derek
It has been said before. My mother's neighbour was convinced I had a leaning to the Priesthood.
But I am now seriously worried that this could all go horribly wrong.
Say it. No.
Say it to everyone you meet who lives in Scotland. No.
JDAW's excellent article
on Scotland after the Pound has been doing the rounds of everyone I know.
Why, in seeking a new constitutional arrangement, did New Labour make such a pig's ear of it and not go for all-out federalism of the type that's so successful here in Germany? This seems to be the only answer now after the referendum, whatever the result. Anything else produces yet more confusion, dissatisfaction and inequality.
A little note: Northern Ireland currently costs the British (as in, English, Welsh and Scottish) taxpayer £16bn a year. Subtract Scotland from that, get rid of the Barnett formula, and what's the future for the North? Nobody seems to have told us; and the 'politicians' are still doing colouring-in, so they can't be expected to know.
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