posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:04 AM
reply to post by Flavian
My friend, most people do
accept that MoD spending will reduce to zero if Scotland gains independence. To us that's nothing new, we've been
discussing this issue since the 1970's, these scenarions have been bounced up and down for years. I suppose Thatcher made most of the difficult
decisions for us, no longer do we have to worry about loss making steelworks, pits, car & truck manufacturers & shipyards ... Thatcher made all those
hard decisions a generation ago.
And we were told then we couldn't afford independence, fast forward until today and we're still told we can't afford independence. 30 years of a
Thatcherite fiscal revolution and still we're too poor to stand on our own too feet. We're too poor under Socialism, we're too poor under free
We must be the only nation on earth which can't afford anything ever, we seemingly live in this permanent state of dependency, this country of ours
made of coal, in a sea of oil with some of the consistently wildest weather on earth. Yet still it's drummed into us ... "you can't afford it".
It's a risible position, it's beyond comprehension.
Anyway, apologies to the OP, we're now straying well off course.