In between all the silliness of this Daily Mail article, which like all its articles is designed for a person with a reading age of nine, there are one or two nuggets of truth.
They are, as Dr Alf and I have identified in a number of different blogs:
1) An non-viable standalone Scottish economy a situation which has existed for hundreds of years
2) Potential bankruptcy
3) Even fewer jobs as major firms move south
4) Extra costs, as things which are now “free” courtesy of SE England, E. Anglia and London, now have to be paid for as the Barnett Formula subsidies, EU rebates and other feather-bedding are removed
5) Most Scots will look at the costs and will not be swayed
As for the ageing Sean Connery, people should ask themselves why he chooses to live in Bermuda and Marbella in Spain rather than Scotland. The answer is weather and taxes, plus the fact that the people in the Edinburgh street where he supposedly wishes to live, to a man and woman told Sir Sean that they would prefer him to live anywhere else but near them.This ,according to the tour bus guide in 2012, during my last visit to that great city was because they wanted to live in peace and quiet not be plagued by tourists taking photographs.
On Thursday 18th, Alex Salmond the so-called “cheeky chappy” needs to be sent packing because if he isn’t his fellow countryfolk can expect to pay a very heavy price along with the rest of the Celtic fringe.