Sunday, August 26, 2012

BETTER TOGETHER



England will be a better and stronger country as part of the United States.

We love England.

Our case is not that England could not survive as a separate country - it is that it's better being part of the USA.

In the future England's prosperity will be strengthened by increasing the US connection.

In these tough and turbulent times, the size, strength and stability of the US economy will be a huge advantage for England's businesses, and banks.

One of England's largest market is the USA.

The USA is a successful single market and the USA has a most successful currency - the dollar.


The +ve case

English businesses are increasingly having to win orders against smart, efficient and productive firms in foreign markets.

An England within the USA is better placed than a 'separate' England to help businesses find and win new orders across the world.

In an uncertain world England's security will be strengthened as part of the United States.

The US Armed Forces are the best in the world.

The US armed forces already have military bases throughout England.

As part of the USA, England will have real clout in the UN Security Council, NATO, the EU, and will have powerful Embassies around the world.

By contributing to and benefiting from the multi-national, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural United States of the years ahead, England's society and culture will be enriched.


Better together, sorting out Megrahi.

Hundreds of thousands of the English have made their homes in the USA.

Huge numbers of the English work for big American companies, such as Boots or Cadbury.

Many of the English get their pensions from American firms.

Many of of the English have American neighbours and friends.

The truth is we're better together.

Our case is that England will be stronger in the future - economically, politically, and socially - as a partner in the United States.

Scotland  will be a better and stronger country as part of the United Kingdom.

We love Scotland.

Our case is not that Scotland could not survive as a separate country - it is that it's better being part of the United Kingdom.

In the future Scotland's prosperity will be strengthened by having the UK connection.

In these tough and turbulent times, the size, strength and stability of the UK economy will be a huge advantage for Scotland's businesses, and banks.

One of Scotland's largest market is the UK.

The UK is a successful single market...

Saturday, August 04, 2012

HALT IN POPULATION DECLINE IN SCOTLAND



Scotland's population is about the same size as that of Israel, but it has the potential to be very much richer than Israel..

The latest estimate of Scotland's population is 5,254,800, a rise of 0.6% on 2010.

Herald Scotland / Baby boom: Scotland's population hits record high

Before the Scottish National Party (SNP) came to power, there was a worry that Scotland's population would fall below five million.

The SNP appears to have made Scotland more attractive, and a number of people from England have fled up North to Scotland.

There are regional variations.

Inverclyde, associated with the Labour Party, has seen a near 6% fall in population.

Perth and Kinross, now SNP territory, has seen the number of inhabitants rise by 11%.

Most of Scotland now votes SNP (Yellow on map)

Currently, Scotland has a government with very limited powers.
What is the case for full independence?
1. An independent Scotland would be the sixth wealthiest country on earth. According to the OECD.
2. Scotland has 25% of europe’s potential for wind and wave energy. We can export this!
3. Scotland has five good universities.
4. If Scotland got back what it sent south in tax, official figures show every Scot would have £510 more a year…" 
5. Scotland, like Denmark, New Zealand, Norway and Finland, is a goldilocks country – not too big and not too small.