Alex Salmond is laughing at the prospect of leaving the union with England and leaving vast debts incurred by Scottish bankers in the period leading up to September 2008!
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland,
is leading the Yes Scotland campaign,and closing the gap!
Yes, from 2000 when the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) took over England’s Natwest bank which was three times larger, both RBS and its sister bank the Bank of Scotland (BoS) which took over the de-mutualised (again much larger) Halifax Bank, these banks had a high old time gambling with England’s real estate rather than operate good, old fashioned, useful, prudent banking!
Fellow Scot, poor old Alistair Darling has lost the plot . . . assuming he ever had it! Is this why he looks so glum? The ‘Better Together’ campaign are a mixed bag ~ Conservatives, Labour & Lib Dems ~ which largely explains why they are all over the shop and ineffective. In marked contrast the ‘Yes’ mob are basically a single party, the SNP, which is so much easier to get one’s Caledonian ducks lined up!
Former Chancellor Alistair Darling belatedly claims the English
should have a vote on whether a separate Scotland could keep the pound
Alistair has kept quiet about the £600 billion or so of National Debt directly attributable to Scots in Scotland! Unfortunately, it is England and her people who are suffering the consequences heaped on by the ‘Nasty Party’ in office headed by a half-Scot.
Does Darling really want Scotland to remain part of the UK? If so, why doesn’t he mention the huge debts ratcheted up by his compatriots? He’s between a ‘rock and a hard place’ ~ if he draws attention to Scots’ part in the UK’s (England’s) financial situation, he might deter Scottish voters from voting ‘Yes’, but at what cost to the Scots? In consequence, Scotland might remain in union with England but with widespread awareness in England of the shabby conduct of Scottish banks!
In the meantime, Salmond can laugh away at Darling’s (and England’s) plight!
Here is a link to the Daily Mail’s report: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2598155/Support-Scottish-independence-hits-record-high-yes-no-campaigns-tied-five-months-vote.html