Sunday, December 24, 2006

New Labour

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

We let THEM rule our land!

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We let THEM rule our land!

CIA control of Australia?

LABOUR has been accused of misleading the public in the debate over independence after one of its own policy documents revealed North Sea oil reserves will not run out for “at least 30 years”. The SNP insisted that the financial sector of an independent Scotland would flourish, pointing out that Ireland’s had quadrupled in size over the past decade. Labour slips up on length of oil reserves

Lockerbie
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, who conducted the inquiries into the Lockerbie bombing, was last night facing criminal charges after an alleged incident on an aircraft. Peer held over 'air rage'

Statement by Dr. Hans Koechler, international observer of the ...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The McCrone Report and Scotland's balance of payments


Truth is, numbers add up for independence

The McCrone report said: "The balance of payments gain for Scotland from the North Sea oil would easily swamp the existing deficit whatever its size and transform Scotland into a country with a substantial and chronic surplus - to a quite embarrassing degree and its [Scotland's] currency would become the hardest in Europe, with the exception, perhaps of the Norwegian kroner."

The report continued: "An exchange rate of £1 Scots to 120p sterling within two years of independence, therefore, would seem quite probable": "An independent Scotland could now expect to have massive surpluses both on its budget and on its balance of payments and with proper husbanding of resources this situation could last for a very long time into the future": "Britain is now counting so heavily on North Sea oil to redress its balance of payments that it is easy to imagine England in dire straits without it": "The example of Norwegian policy on government revenue from oil likewise shows up the failure of British [policy]."
‘Politics of grievance’ have some justification

From an article by Alex Salmond in the Financial Times:

"With the Dublin government free to choose the right policies to give Ireland an economic edge – lower corporation tax, full engagement with the EU and a national investment in skills and education – it has soared past the UK to become one of the world’s wealthiest half-dozen nations. Last month, Ireland was judged the fourth best place in the world to live by the United Nations, leaving Britain (and Scotland) trailing...

"We are only about halfway through the North Sea oil revolution in resource terms and the expectation is for a continuing rise in prices over the medium term. The Scottish National party’s approach to oil is to control the resource for the long term – as Norway has done through a capital investment fund... To our west is Ireland, the fourth most successful country in the index; to our north, Iceland, the second; and to our east Norway, for the sixth year in a row the top country for quality of life. These nations, all also in the top six in terms of gross domestic product per head, form an arc of prosperity that Scotland must aspire to join.

"Scotland has as much talent, energy and enthusiasm as these nations. Our people are as skilled; our geography, if anything, offers more advantages. Only Norway could claim to match Scotland in terms of natural resources. Why are these nations powering ahead, while Scotland’s economy slumbers? I believe independence is the key. Norway, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Sweden are all comparable nations to Scotland, each with the freedom to find the best way to enable their economy to compete.

"Not one would leave their success to another nation or tolerate the whining defeatism that is the miserable excuse for unionism in Scotland – the extraordinary proposition that somehow Scotland is uniquely incapable of managing a successful economy." - Alex Salmond.
Is an independent Scotland economically viable?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


THE daughter of a senior policeman is working as a £120-an-hour hooker and selling cocaine to clients.

DRUGS AND VICE SECRET OF TOP COP'S DAUGHTER
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Salmond welcomes attack on ‘bogus’ Labour

Wrong on the money

Monday, December 04, 2006


The Bologna Bomb 1980, Gladio, terrorism in Europe

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Alex Salmond, the SNP leader, states that Scotland has the highest unemployment in Britain. He blames the union with England. Salmond says that independence would create 11,500 jobs and extra GDP worth £375m a year. Edinburgh would become a real capital city and Glasgow would develop radio, television and film industries. Aberdeen would become the centre of Europe’s oil and gas industry. The land of Adam Smith and Andrew Carnegie could be the new Switzerland. LORD Fraser of Carmyllie, the Conservative former lord advocate, has said that he believes Scotland could flourish as an independent country. The Scottish peer is the highest-profile Unionist politician to voice his belief that Scotland could go it alone. Fraser: Scotland could go it alone

"Scotland has 8.6% of the total UK population yet contributes 10.41% of all government taxes, Duties and revenues. In effect Scotland is subsidising the rest of the UK. Also we are totally self sufficient in the production of Foodstuffs and Energy. We have the 5th largest financial centre in Europe which can only prosper further once released from the shackles of the Bank of England. We have masses of natural resources to exploit, Water being one of them. In fact the prospects for Scotland are so good that the Unionists do not want to let the Scottish cash cow go. Indeed the only financial instability is likely to be felt in the rest of the UK after Scotland gains her independence. Scotland has a small balance of payments surplus not a UK wide £35 billions deficit." Niall. Separatism would put Scotland over a barrel

Poll predicts Labour council wipe-out

Stuart Never kissed a bonny lass before!

Simon Jenkins on Scottish independence

Economic Hit Men John Perkins

SNP takes issue with Spanish takeover

SNP pledges renewables 'jackpot'

After the takeover of ScottishPower