Re: It doesn't matter about the cost...
i suggest that when Scotland becomes independent you check up a tad on what will happen to that so called "UK resource".
even now the claim is made "on behalf of Scotland" by Westminster.. remember under the articles of the union Scotland retained it's territorial waters, it's own legal system and all that hence the claim baing made on "behalf of Scotland"
As for the arc of prosperity.... Iceland you say.. well i notice you missed out Norway all together.. funny that.. however here is a pierce written by an Icelander about it
"ICELAND. No news from Iceland?… why? How come we hear everything that happens in Egypt but no news about what’s happening in Iceland:
In Iceland, the people has made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.
And all of this in a peaceful way. A whole revolution against the powers that have created the current global crisis. This is why there hasn’t been any publicity during the last two years: What would happen if the rest of the EU citizens took this as an example? What would happen if the US citizens took this as an example.
This is a summary of the facts:
2008. The main bank of the country is nationalized.
The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market stops. The country is in bankruptcy
2008. The citizens protest in front of parliament and manage to get new elections that make the resignation of the prime minister and his whole government.
The country is in bad economic situation.
A law proposes paying back the debt to Great Britain and Holland through the payment of 3,500 million euros, which will be paid by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with a 5.5% interest.
2010. The people go out in the streets and demand a referendum. In January 2010 the president denies the approval and announces a popular meeting.
In March the referendum and the denial of payment is voted in by 93%. Meanwhile the government has initiated an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis, and many high level executives and bankers are arrested. The Interpol dictates an order that make all the implicated parties leave the country.
In this crisis an assembly is elected to rewrite a new Constitution which can include the lessons learned from this, and which will substitute the current one (a copy of the Danish Constitution).
25 citizens are chosen, with no political affiliation, out of the 522 candidates. For candidacy all that was needed was to be an adult and have the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly starts in February of 2011 to present the ‘carta magna’ from the recommendations given by the different assemblies happening throughout the country. It must be approved by the current Parliament and by the one constituted through the next legislative elections.
So in summary of the Icelandic revolution:
-resignation of the whole government
-nationalization of the bank.
-referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
-incarcerating the responsible parties
-rewriting of the constitution by its people
Have we been informed of this through the media?
Has any political program in radio or TV commented on this?
No! The Icelandic people have been able to show that there is a way to beat the system and has given a democracy lesson to the world "
Iceland have not only been the only place to ACTUALLY PUNISH the bankers but also replaced their givt, as you can see above.....
As i said.... Scotland is IN SURPLUS... this is FACT.. as part of the uk we are 16th in the rich nations league.. .. Independent we would be 6th....
so yeah that arc of prosperity looks great.
Ireland... well they are waiting things out to see what happens.. it's not long i reckon before the euro crumples as Greece and france have just elected govts who are anti austerity and Portugal is pretty much heading the same was , as is Spain....
So tell me.. how does it feel to try and bring up subject matter to use as ammunition whilst knowing now so much about it? feel good?.. i rather think not