Aug 7, 2019 -- 2:25PM, sageform wrote:
Labour have made the strange announcement that they want an electoral pact with SNP to form a majority in the next parliament. They will then allow the SNP to call a second referendum which, if successful, would remove 40+ seats from Westminster and return Labour to the opposition benches. Talk about short term thinking.
Aug 12, 2019 -- 8:32AM, treetop wrote:
The SNP owe their succes to the EU , the outfit that pushed Devolution onto Blair's agenda. He sold it to an unwitting UK hoping to ensure his path to the EU Presidency at a later date.
The SNP owe their success to the EU is a new one on me.
Aug 13, 2019 -- 3:57AM, V4 Vendetta wrote:
It most definitely is.The EU’s website says: “All EU Member States, except Denmark and the United Kingdom, are required to adopt the euro and join the euro area. To do this they must meet certain conditions known as ‘convergence criteria’.”Scotland would need to negotiate an opt-out which would be hard as it would be in an even weaker position than the UK.The questions rarely addressed in calling for Indyref2 are those of the currency and the lender of last resort. Some, including Salmond, have talked of "keeping the pound" which is wish-washy language ignoring the fundamental point of a lack of a lender of last resort. Scotland would have the BoE as a central bank and no provision to borrow uncollateralised. It would be on a de facto commodity standard likely to be quite deflationary and contrary to the centre-left policies supported by many in Scotland.
Salmond hasn't been SNP leader for years. This is all out of date stuff.
Aug 13, 2019 -- 7:14AM, eric_morris wrote:
Let them have it. At the same time legislate against Scottish MPs entering the English parliament.
No such thing as an "English Parliament".