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Final Considerations On Polling Day – Essential Matters

The first question you need to ask yourself if you planning not to vote or to vote NO is what sort of country in which you wish to live?

You can live in a country that gets governed by a government it votes for about a third of the time or a country which always gets the government for which it votes. Quite simple that one.

In my memory (I’m 66) Scotland has always been a country with a social conscience, wanting to look after the sick, the disabled, the underprivileged and protect the old and infirm. People in need have always been a priority among the majority of Scottish politicians of all parties. It seems to be in the Scottish nature. We all know that these principles are currently being undermined by a Westminster government which prefers to spend money on English high speed rail lines and Trident while it sends Scottish citizens to the food banks and imposes a bedroom tax on disabled people whose needs mean that they cannot sleep in the same room as their married partners.  The Scottish Government has mitigated this by stealing money from other parts of their Westminster hand-out to compensate those people so that they don’t have to have all the anxiety of moving away from their friends to a smaller property. In fact there are no smaller properties and so they just get the financial penalty.

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The End Is Nigh!

If there are still NO supporters who don’t believe the lies and deceit Westminster is pumping out about Scottish independence then I hope they will read this item. I appeal to them to do so before they cast their vote in the wrong direction on Thursday.

Scotland has been cheated for the last forty years and a vote for NO means we will continue to be cheated for the next fifty years.

Think about it. Beware of rhetoric. Read, read, read all you can on the subject. Not the threats of what Independence will destroy, but the awful risks we are taking by continuing to trust the union. Don’t be fooled by Cameron’s crocodile tears. He is in fear of his job as the prime minister who lost the Scottish cash cow! A black gold Aberdeen Angus!

Here it is.

You Really Have To Separate The Lies From The Truth

Let’s take them one at a time.

BANKS

Darling said, on national television today that all of the banks have said that they will move business south.

The truth is that NONE of them are moving jobs to England. They are considering the possibility of having to be registered in England instead of Scotland, but a registered office is nothing more than that, “A place where the business is registered.” RBOS actually said there would be no jobs moving south in an official letter. So was Darling lying? Yes he was and it is very scary and some people will believe the scare stories.

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Serious BBC Bias! URGENT – PLEASE SHARE AND RETWEET

I have had the feeling all day that the BBC news has been showing more positive news for the No campaign than for the Yes campaign so at 8pm tonight (Tuesday 9th September) I decided to time the amount of time given to each.

First there was 14 seconds of Yes items at 8.01pm

The subject then came up at 8.05pm and ran through to 8.14pm This was the split with Y being yes, N being no and = being neutral. The figures are in seconds.

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Scots Lead Puts The Fear Of God Into Osbourne & The Tories

The latest poll shows YES ahead by a couple of points and what happens?

Immediately we see panic among the NO campaigners and the chancellor, this morning, says they will now be publishing a package of new devolved powers. If this was a serious offer it should have been made before postal votes, like mine, were sent in. It is obviously a panic measure because it hasn’t been published until sometime next week.

This shows exactly how serious the government is to seriously consider extra devolved powers. Now we await their concocted new measures. More fool anyone who believes them.

Of course it is only one poll, but it certainly seems to have put real fear into the Tories. They can see all the resources Westminster has previously exploited slipping away from them and their greedy business partners. Here’s the poll report.

Why The Gap Is Closing. Scottish Independence. What They Don’t Want You To Read!

Scotland's assetsI have not written this for pro-independence supporters. This is written for those who are still supporting ‘no thanks’ or undecided. There is a reason the gap is closing and is now only 6 percentage points – it is because the scare tactics are being overcome, one by one.

Better Together (BT) have continually tried to scare Scots over the currency, Europe, pensions, health, savings and oil. As these have been answered, the strength of the no campaign has gradually, but steadily weakened. What I intend to do here is explain why the ‘scares’ are no longer so scary. Scaring as a tactic never works and is the final refuge of those who don’t really have any constructive arguments. If you are undecided or intending to vote no or not vote at all, then can I appeal to you to read this? it will only take five minutes of your time and could affect the rest of your life. Please email me with questions or for any clarification.

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Reading Between The Lines Of The First Independence Debate – 5th August 2014

Looking back on this debate after sleeping on it, I am of the opinion that the NO campaign came out on top in the arguments. However, I was, all of the time, expecting Alex Salmond to put in a killer statement. It reminded me of watching Muhammed Ali’s later fights when those who knew his ability from earlier years expected, any moment, for him to lash out a series of unstoppable punches and win the battle. In actual fact he just stayed on the ropes and disappointed the world. It would be sad if the same fate happened to Alex Salmond, but I would not cast doubt on this man’s ability to bounce back until the morning of 19th September 2014.

The Saltire - the national flag of ScotlandWe must remember that this man and his government have done their utmost to protect the Scottish people from the excesses of Westminster cuts, ploughing in money from their allocation to defuse some of the worst of the bedroom tax, boost the spending on care for the elderly, keeping prescriptions free and continuing to make Scotland a good place to do business. If the NO campaign win in the end, the Scots would be foolish to evict Salmond’s efficient and compassionate government. I know many dislike him, hate everything he stands for and would give him a low approval rating, but his government have achieved a huge amount over the past few years.

Why Salmond is in a rut on the currency matter is what really surprises me. He is a very shrewd politician yet he has not taken the obvious route to countering the NO campaign’s currency arguments. Could the answer be below?
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