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Have They All Gone Mad? We’re Living In A Hovel!

I want to introduce a concept to you. Imagine the country is your home. It is made up of the bricks and mortar, the roof, the inner walls and windows. It includes certain essential living items like a cooker, central heating, fridge, carpets, beds, furniture and within that we place our luxuries such as televisions, stereo system, food mixers, microwave, cutlery, glasses, wine, food, overseas holidays, new cars, dining out etc.

This is, of course, extremely simplified, but I just want you to consider a relatively simple analogy.

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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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Cameron & Darling Think The Scottish People Are Too Stupid & Ignorant To Understand!

David Cameron laughing because he thinks the Scots are stupid and ignorantWatch the news and you will be listening to David Cameron and Better Together talking about the child care plan of the Scottish government. What they are saying shows that they are assuming the Scottish people are either too stupid or too ignorant to understand how it works.

If you don’t understand the child care issue please read this as it will make it extremely clear in simple terms and will also show why Cameron and Darling are being so disingenuous.

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One Hundred Businesses Tell You To Vote No – Don’t You Wonder Why?

This is such an easy question to answer. Put yourself in their shoes. You would then either own your own business or would report to your shareholders.  You are likely to have a salary of up to hundreds of thousands of pounds and might even get million pound plus bonuses. You would employ an army of accountants to cheat the rest of the population out of their rightful share of your tax. No wonder you are against Independence because you are then likely to have left of middle governments who will ensure you pay your share of taxes. It’s a no brainer for them to be against Independence. Obvious.

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Why Voting “NO” Is As Negative As It Sounds. Think Of The Opportunities. Grasp The Chance Of Real Change.

There is no point me typing this if those of you of the same mind don’t forward the link to your “No” friends and acquaintances. You can even add your own comments to it although I’d appreciate it if you made it clear what you have added.

An Independent Scotland can decide how to use our wealth and resources to benefit us, our families and those who have generations to come.

This is what will happen if there is a vote in favour of independence:

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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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Government suggest panic buying!

ShutIt seems a ridiculous heading, but it is true. What on Earth was Cameron thinking of when he suggested topping up as you pass a filling station. Surely even someone divorced from reality by the class structure, should have realised what would happen.

Suddenly filling stations were running out of fuel and people who were genuinely running low found they couldn’t get any fuel. How downright irresponsible of the prime minister.

When you consider that fuel is currently almost £7 per gallon (US$11) what a great suggestion to buy as much as you can at the highest price. Who benefits? The tax man.

ShutThen Francis Maude suggests we should keep fuel in jerry cans and keep them in our sheds. I don’t even keep my mower and strimmer fuel in the shed. It is asking for disaster. If petrol fumes escape the container they form an explosive gas. Create a spark in your shed and it could attempt to go into orbit, taking you with it!

How could this moron make such an idiotic suggestion? There have already been cases of people trying to fill paint cans and jam jars at filling stations. You can be certain that while Shutgovernment ministers can be stupid, the general public can be downright insane. One woman, while pouring petrol from container to container in her kitchen, caught light and now has multiple burns. Francis Maude should offer his resignation.

The trouble is that if you are a millionaire Tory, you have probably never been in a shed in your life and the chance of you ever keeping the mower fuel topped up is low. These people employ staff to look after such things and this might mitigate Maude’s stupidity to a tiny degree.

I can’t believe the stupidity of people in positions of authority. Just look at the ex-treasurer of the Tory party who got caught in a scam by a newspaper team. He was lying through his teeth about what you would get as a donor to the Tory party. Frankly, if people are stupid enough to give vast sums to the Tories, perhaps they deserve scamming.

However, with the dropping of 5% from the top rate of tax, we now find that captains of industry are tens of thousands better off each and every year. Yet more money to give their benefactors and, should we be wondering if some of those donors have influenced the reduction in that tax?

Independence for Scotland can’t come quickly enough.