The Scottish independence vote looms. It is about 50/50 so far so half the country is going to be pissed off either way. The outcome will not be good. If the ‘Yes’ lot lose their National Socialists will turn nasty. Oh yes, National Socialism is exactly what we are looking at in the SNP. Green energy and smoking bans? Heard it all before.
Many outside investors are pulling their money out of the UK in anticipation of the UK becoming skint if Scotland votes ‘Yes’. Well there’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. If there is no money in the UK and Scotland votes ‘Yes’ then the UK and Scotland will experience that flushing sound. Not because Scotland voted ‘Yes’ but because all the money is gone. It might come back if they vote ‘No’. It might not. Destitution might be the outcome of Oily Al’s donkey-like determination to be ‘Brayfart’ no matter what the result.
Oily Al’s ambition its to be the man who made Scotland independent, Whether he wrecks it in the process is of no concern to him. He wants to be William Wallace and have a shorter fatter monument to himself put up in Edinburgh. But atl least he is clear on this point.
Cameron is more complex. He does not want to be the Prime Monster who lost Scotland. Then again, the EU regions will take Scotland from his control anyway. Then again, he wants to stay in the EU. Then again, staying in the EU means letting Scotland become an EU region and if that means pretending they will get independence, he has to do it, Then again, losing Scotland means Labour lose 30-odd MPs and while that does not make a future English Tory goverment a certainty, it would be a big help. He’d have to cut loose Wales too if he wanted to be certain. If there was ever a time when a Prime Monster wished he hadn’t got the job, this must surely be it. His only consolation is that he isn’t likely to have it much longer.
What Salmond wants is clear. What Cameron wants is not. There are so many conflicting issues. If Scotland separates they are not guaranteed to be part of the EU and if they are, they will have to accept the Euro. So all this talk of keeping the pound or having a Scottish currrency is bullshit. Scotland will not have its own currency if it is in the EU. It will have the Euiro. No question. It will be a new sign-up.
But what about the rest of the UK? They will also be, in EU eyes, a new country. Will they have to reapply? Spain won’t like it. They have the Catalans demanding what Scotland has demanded so Spain will try to wreck both half’s chances of rejoining.
Which sounds good for the rest of the UK but not for Scotland. Oily Al’s fag-packet costings depend on the EU bailing him out. They won’t if he’s not in it.
As for Cameron, he is in panic mode now the ‘yes’ vote is polled at 51%. Why? Well, it risks the expulsion of both parts of the UK from the EU gravy train That’s why Moribund is worried too. They are not worried for us. They are worried for themselves.
A separate Scotland within the EU becomes a de facto region as planned by the EU anyway. Salmond will be the regional governor and nobody in Scotland will be any nore independent than they are now. If Scotland votes ‘No’ then the plan continues as before and gets to the same result in the end anyway, The EU don’t care about this vote.
Spain does. Spain could veto Scottish membership of the EU and also throw Cameron out too. That’s what Cameron is scared of. Spain does not understand that Catalonia will eventually be an EU region anyway. They think, as do half of the Scots, that independence si a real thing.
Cameron is scared of liosing his cushy EU future.
What is interesting here is Clegg. He seems not at all bothered by it all despite having a good Lib Dem presence in Scotland (okay, he lost a lot of it to the SNP but he’s still doing well)..
I suppose the big question is – what does Clegg know?
Then again, that has been the question for quite some time.