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Originally posted by binkman
Why is there a Scot talking about where we will build our ships and suggesting we buy off the shelf US junk? By the time we are ready to sign contracts Scotland will have tanked and gone cap in hand to the Euro.
Time to start moving the BAE shipyards to Areas of England that need the jobs. The Scottish can make their own work.
I've already said that I think the yards will close following a "Yes" vote. There won't be enough naval work to keep them going, no matter how vibrantly or otherwise the rest of the Scottish economy is performing.
What I object to ... as a current "British" taxpayer ...
is delays being deliberately introduced into a procurement process simply in order to swing an election.
That delay I'm paying for & so are you.
Originally posted by NorthernThird
Just to advise that the MoD has announced that the contracts for these ships won't be announced until well after the result of the referendum. That means that if Scotland votes for independence, the contracts will be placed with yards south of the border. The BAE Govan & Scotstoun yards will then probably close, for good.
Nice one, MoD. Blackmailing people into supporting the union, how low is that ?