SHOULD SCOTLAND BE AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ‘
A simple question that poses many other questions however the only question on the ballot paper is ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?
Therefore the many other questions become irrelevant unless a yes vote is returned.
ALL of these other questions of who gets what including the currency will be resolved through negotiations by both Westminster and Holyrood negotiators who will sort out the details Take this quick test of what you should be voting on Sept 18th. Please look at some of the options below without the usual knee jerk reaction of both camps See how many of each you have picked and vote with the result..
Q1.If you believe that Westminster is doing a good job for the UK and the people of Scotland Then vote No.
If you believe that Westminster is not doing a good job for the UK and the people of Scotland then Vote Yes.
Q2.If you believe that Westminster puts the Scottish revenues to good use and are doing a good job of distributing the wealth fairly over the UK then vote No
If you believe that Westminster does not put the Scottish revenues to good use and are unfairly distributing the wealth Scotland contributes to the UK treasury then Vote Yes.
Q3.If you believe that Westminster should continue to govern Scotland and the UK regardless of the political party elected by the superior number of English majority then vote No.
If you believe Holyrood should govern Scotland with its more democratic system and put the Scottish people first every time Vote Yes.
Q4.If you believe Westminster that spending billions on new nuclear weapons and is necessary for defence vote No
If you believe Holyrood that spending billions on new nuclear weapons is a waste of money and a conventional defence force is all that is required Vote Yes
Q5.If you believe that having an in out referendum on the EU which is the current Westminster policy should the Tories be re – elected where again the superior number of English voters will make that decision is correct then vote No
If you believe that Holyrood’s position to remain within the EU regardless of whether we have to re apply or are indeed still members is correct then Vote Yes.
Q6.If you believe that Westminster policies are as good as it gets regardless of who is voted into power by the superior number of English voters then vote No.
If you believe Holyrood that their proposals are correct and whoever the Scots vote for in an independent Scotland would offer a better way then Vote Yes.
Q7.If you believe that the NHS is safer in Westminster’s hands then vote No.
If you believe that any cuts in the Scottish budget will cause cuts to the Scottish NHS Vote Yes.
Q8.If you believe that Westminster should decide how many powers are allocated to Holyrood then vote No.
If you believe Holyrood that the Scots should have all the powers and would govern more effectively Vote Yes.
Q9.If you believe that Westminster is right in denying Scotland the use of the pound then vote No
If you believe that Holyrood is correct as per the 4 Professors of Economics 2 of whom are Nobel Prize winners’ findings in the Fiscal commission that a currency union is the best option for both rUK and Scotland Vote Yes.
Q10.If you are a No voter at the moment how would you feel about having to pay for prescriptions, pay for care when you are elderly, pay for university fees, have your council tax unfrozen and pay bridge tolls again. If you would be happy to do this then vote No
If you are a Yes voter at the moment how would you feel about having to pay for prescriptions, pay for care when you are elderly, pay for university fees, have your council tax unfrozen and pay bridge tolls again. If you would be unhappy to do this then vote Yes.
I’ve made my choice on this basis it will soon be time for your choice and You the voter have only two choices No or Yes.
Please share on your pals facebook pages whether they are No,Don’t Know or Yes at the moment make an informed decision.Thanks.
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SHOULD SCOTLAND BE AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ‘
NHS DISINTEGRATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
NHS EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE
Get the full report;
Earlier in the summer, 3,652 – 38 Degrees members from across the UK donated to pay for a legal team to get to the bottom of Andrew Lansley’s plans for our NHS.
For two months our independent legal team has been hard at work examining the government’s NHS plans.
This page summarises all they’ve found – it’s grim reading. If you want to find out more you can download the entire legal advice in the right hand column. Once you’ve read it don’t forget to email your MP and urge them to take action to save our NHS
In July 2011, 38 Degrees members donated to fund independent legal advice on the implications of the government’s proposals to change the NHS in England. 38 Degrees engaged Harrison Grant solicitors and the specialist barristers Stephen Cragg and Rebecca Haynes to give their legal opinions on two aspects of the Health and Social Care Bill: The removal of Secretary of State for Health’s Duty to provide or secure provision of NHS services and the impact of competition and procurement law on the NHS.
This document summarises some key findings. The full legal opinions and executive summaries are available to download in the right-hand column.
1. REMOVING THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S DUTY TO PROVIDE
What our lawyers have identified within the Health and Social Care Bill:
The bill will remove the duty of the Secretary of State to provide or secure the provision of health services which has been a common and critical feature of all previous NHS legislation since 1946. This is the means by which Parliament ensures the NHS delivers what the public want and expect. Furthermore, a “hands-off clause” will severely curtail the Secretary of State’s ability to influence the delivery of NHS care to ensure everyone receives the best healthcare possible.
What this could all mean:
No longer a National Health Service
The duty, that Parliament has given the Health Secretary, for ensuring that the NHS provides the service that people need will be lost and the NHS will from here on in simply be little more than a series of quasi-independent commissioning entities and providers, basically free to get on with the job
Loss of Accountability – The Government washes its hands of the NHS
Removing the Secretary of State’s legal duty to provide or secure provision of health services, and introducing a “hands-off clause”, significantly reduces democratic accountability for the NHS. The responsibility for securing the provision of healthcare services will lie with unelected commissioners who will only be accountable to an unelected national quango. The bill will make it impossible for the Secretary of State to direct that certain services are available and difficult for the Secretary of State to step in if these groups deliver poor healthcare to the local community. These changes would shift the main responsibility to unelected officials, representatives of private companies and GPs.
Loss of Accountability – Local representatives and health watchdogs lose their right to appeal
Because the Government is removing the Secretary of State’s duty to ensure the NHS delivers an appropriate service, appeals from locally elected council bodies and health watchdogs will no longer be decided by the Secretary of State but – if any rights of appeal survive – by a national quango.
Because of changes in the bill there is a real risk of an increase in the “postcode lottery” nature of the delivery of some NHS services. The power to choose what health services are closed or improved in a local area will be passed on to local unelected bodies with little scope for the government to intervene. This will mean patients can no longer expect the government to ensure a consistent level of healthcare regardless of where they live.
38 Degrees NHS Legal Advice
Bank Of England Says Yes To Currency Union. The Bank of England has stated today they are prepared to accept Scotland keeping sterling when it wins the YES vote, they claimed it was Westminster that says no and may block a currency union so the very idea that it cant happen is not the same as it won’t happen.
The Bank of England said there was huge problems for sterling if Westminster says no the day after the vote, which only goes to prove the NO Campaign is all about projecting Operation Fear.
It would be totally irresponsible of the Westminster parties to continue with asking the SNP for a plan b when the governor of the Bank of England does not even consider a need for a plan B means they think there will be a currency union when Scotland Says YES.
It also means this website has been right all along on Currency what does that say about the quality of political leaders outside the SNP.
There was a time, when good people were outraged by injustice, no matter their faiths, or politics.
There was a standard of decency for which millions fought, and died.
We inherited the world borne out of their suffering, and sacrifice.
The world where it was written into law, that the government provide for the welfare, and common good of the people whom they were entrusted to serve.
The welfare state was brought forth, not as an act of charity, but as an affirmation of our demand to be human. “To care”.
In the entire history off our nation, the welfare state was our finest hour. For that was what the heroes of the world wars fought, and died for.
For us, and all of our children.
In the space of 4 days this insipid “coalition” of rogues killed that law.
The government, no longer has a legal obligation to provide for the people.
The welfare state IS dead the UK is just another corporation now.
Want proof? our own poor are dependent on food banks.
There is no legal obligation on any level of civilian authority to provide for them.
The UK, Serves no specific purpose beyond the preservation of the elite.
70% of our laws are defined by the European parliament, its foreign policy, and defense dances to an American tune.
The remainder is Scots law, and the Westminster cabals hold on social security, and fiscal policy.
If you intend to vote NO, in the coming referendum, then you are the fool, the elite believe you to be.
If you want to preserve your humanity, then stand up for the “Common weal”.
If history proves anything. It is that you will inherit the country you create.
The UK is over.
It has reverted back to the 1930’s. the poor cut off, and the spoils divided among the elite.
The future is Europe, and the right to choose what country we want to live in, and like our own grand fathers, and mothers, make it happen.
Wake up, you have slept, and dreamed that you were free.
Oh, and BTW, you’ll still be paying more or less the same levels of tax in the BTUK, but the poor and unproductive.
will be abandoned.
I doubt they will all lie down.
If you do decide to become the better together people.
Then get used to this.
I hope you have the stomach for it in Scottish cities.
Westminster will of course protect you from us, by taking away the last of your rights, and institute draconian laws against the “terrorist” poor
All you people, indigenous, or no that have made Scotland your home.
Bear this in mind. Your vote is not just a number. It is an historic power. How you yield that power will determine the fate of the poor, and vulnerable among us.
It will define, the values of a nation, both within, and without.
You are the most important people in Scotland. Please remember who we are, and how we got here. How many of our forebears would love a vote, and how would they cast it?
The author of this is Karl Wood who placed it for distribution on another website – we feel he has described our Country’s needs perfectly.
Latest Bookmaker News on Yes Vote (Shocker)
Have you thought of placing a large bet on the result of the Yes Vote yet?
This report might perhaps change your minds, the authors of this blog has carried out research all over Scotland on the latest bookmakers prices on the Yes vote Scotland 2014 and you may be shocked at our findings but we ask our readers to check out our reports locally yourself.
Lets set the scene for you; its basically a two horse race where the bookies know there will be no dead heats so only one winner will be announced in the red corner we have the NO’s at 1 to 6 on favourite’s this means you only get £1 back in winnings if you place £6 on the No campaign wins (highly unlikely). In the righteous Scottish Blue Corner, Yes voters are at 4 to one this means you get back £5 for every £1 bet you place.
This is where it gets interesting, Bookmakers are refusing to take very large bets on the YES Vote but are taking unlimited sums on a no vote which means they know the YES vote is too close to call!
In any two horse race in the entire world this would only apply to the hot race favourite, we are not saying that the bookmakers are hyping the no vote to suit their own greedy agenda’s but you have to ask yourselves how they are refusing YES CAMPAIGN BACKERS from placing large bets on a YES VOTE BEING SUCCESSFUL IN September 2014,
It should also be noted in normal practice this is how a two horse race betting show is produced;
when one horse is quoted as 1/6 on the other horse is usually around 3/1 against – the independence betting show is not genuine because of this example, how do we know this? We asked the bookmakers who are themselves confused how these prices were reached! and it was the bookmakers who quoted the 3/1 against price being more realistic if the 1/6 price was genuine.
The case for independence could not be better described; excellent speech worth listening to.
Possible currency plans for independence, which explains why the SNP have decided to stay with the pound;
YES VOTE IS THE POSITIVE SOLUTION
After researching nearly all of the reports on this particular heading I am at a loss why nobody seems to consider the most important things, so I will post them as an open letter instead – if the result is no independence in Sept 18th 2014, what will happen to the hundreds and thousands of our children who no fault of their own are being FORCED to eat from food banks, food banks in 2014 in what is supposed to be one of the richest Countries in the World?
– it’s no use blaming the Scottish government as they only get a derisory pittance to look after our Country from Westminster controlling the Barnet formula, next on the list is our superb NHS, if after the no vote we continue to see the private fiasco being FORCED onto England and Wales, it is obvious Scotland will also be forced to do likewise, all very well until someone is in desperate need of emergency treatment – the point here is when the whole NHS is privatised we will be back to the exact same situation as we are at present except the caring society most of us have implanted in us will have left the building and the delays will also be back.
– who is going to benefit from this, Answer; the 220 known parliamentarians who have financial vested interest in seeing this happen. These parasites are getting rich from the back of your children and grandchildren. Remember also you will need private health insurance, and as we all know insurance companies love paying out – NOT!
Next is the austerity which we all know by this time is another word for severe hardship, which has been promised for another six years – this in reality will make many of these millions of citizens realise that if they break the law, get put in prison, then they don’t need to worry about being fed until the year 2020.
By voting no the no voters are telling the Country overseers they have Carte Blanche, so if you think now is difficult then wait until they really get their boots on – worse will come, so it is obvious to a blind bat that our children will suffer worse, NHS patients will suffer worse and austerity will take on a new meaning because the existing regime will turn Treasure Island and the particular district called Scotland into a third World Country.
I am voting yes for my children and grandchildren and won’t feel in the future that I did not try or attempt to give them better and I won’t have the backward thought I may have damaged my offspring.
The future of Scotland is our children and not Alex Salmond or Alistaire Darling and it is NOT POLITICAL as far as the result is concerned, we should forget the TV debates, the politicians, the newspapers, etc, etc…you the voter have the final decision SO DON’T WASTE IT! VOTE “YES”.
VOTING YES? VOTING NO?
Can anyone in the no campaign understand that the independence is about our futures – that is not yours, not mine, but our future generations.
Before we can have a future it has to be built, and built by those living in Scotland after the referendum irrespective of where they actually belong to and what colour or creed they are.
If after the 18th of Sept 2014 and the result is no then we will all have to come to terms with that result – which may I add will be much harder than people think – why? because there is part of us will always wonder if they had said yes if their life would really have improved.
If the result is yes then those who have voted no will just have to accept the fact that they do belong to the Land of Milk and Honey.
I am not ashamed being Scottish, I am proud to be Scottish, I am not ashamed to care about the kids who through no fault of their own have to rely on their parents getting food from places they call food banks, and that we should agree is a disgrace in 2014.
I am ashamed of the Scottish people who are condoning this by voting no.
I am also ashamed of the Scottish people who are also condoning hardship to poor families using the fancy and dredged up word call austerity which in reality means severe hardship.
I am also ashamed of the Scottish People who are condoning the destruction of the NHS heading into Scotland because of the tight fisted Westminster government restricting health services for our citizens when no thought whatsoever is considered if buying bullets and weapons.
Many word have been spoken about the Scottish NHS being run by the existing Scottish government – considering the Scottish government get a pittance for doing this, sick people who need medicine are being cared for – the future does not look positive for those who need medicines.
I am proud to be Scottish but I am not proud to be connected with anyone who cannot see the injustice being done to the poor and disabled in the U.K., never mind Scotland.
I pray some of you who have taken a balanced read at this will realise that it is only by the grace of God that you are in either a good financial position today or you have never been involved with the inevitable emergency hospital visit.
I am also ashamed of the Scottish people who say they understand the treatment doled out to those who cannot or are unable to help themselves, as what goes around comes around eventually.