Darien, HBOS and Robert Peston
Some suspect there is a conspiracy to undermine the Scottish economy and prevent Scotland from becoming independent.
1. Scotland has enormous oil wealth and it pays its own way.
The London government and the London media have repeatedly lied about this.
aangirfan: Scotland pays its own way / aangirfan: SCOTTISH OIL RESERVES EXCEED ESTIMATES
2. In 2003, the Herald newspaper, based in Scotland, was taken over by the American company Gannett (Newsquest).
Since then the editorial staff has been cut from 186 to 113.
In July 2008, the editor of the Herald newspaper, left his job.
Today's Herald is full of anti-Scottish and pro-American propaganda.
The media can block out the truth
3. In 2001, Scottish Provident was taken over by the English Abbey National.
4. In 2007, Scottish Power was taken over by Spanish company Iberdrola
5. In 2007, Scottish and Newcastle Breweries was taken over by Carlsberg.
6. In 2008, it was announced that Halifax - Bank of Scotland was to be taken over by the English Lloyds TSB.
One of the biggest setbacks for the Scottish economy came just before Scotland lost its independence in 1707.
Scotland's Darien Scheme involved the setting up of a Scottish colony on the Isthmus of Panama in the hope of trading with both the East and the West. (the same principle later led to the building of the Panama Canal.)
The English Government did everything it could to make the scheme fail.
English investors withdrew their money.
English ships were forbidden to help the colonists.
Robert Peston, who is Jewish, is a friend of Gordon Brown. (Cached)
In 2005, Peston wrote a biography of Gordon Brown. In 2005 Peston became BBC Business Editor.
"It is believed that Peston has used the relationship then built up with Brown for many of his later financial news story 'scoops' at the BBC." (Robert Peston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
According to The Mail on Sunday, 21 September 2008, speculators made a £190million profit from HBOS shares in the two minutes of trading immediately before news of HBOS's rescue was made public by Robert Peston.
Before Peston's 9am broadcast, HBOS shares had dipped to a low of 88p.
In the hour after Peston's broadcast, the price rose to 215p, giving the speculators huge instant profits.
In two deals between 8.57pm and 8.58pm, buyers bought more than 20million HBOS shares at 96p.
There is a suspicion of a leak of information to the speculators.
Keith Skeoch, chief executive of Standard Life Investments, said: 'Someone was in possession of information and that information was leaked which caused a movement in HBOS's share price."
There is speculation over who leaked the news of Lloyds TSB's takeover bid to Mr Peston.
Was a certain group plotting the downfall of Bank of Scotland (HBOS)?
THE HBOS CONSPIRACY