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Andy Myles former Lib-Dem Chief Executive will Vote Yes

Arc of Prosperity – Scottish Inependence with a Scandinavian Twist


BARROSO, Jose Manuel (European Commission President)

On the BBC Andrew Marr Show he said it would be “extremely difficult, if not impossible” for an independent Scotland to join the EU.

BBC Great British Programmes

The normally impartial BBC would seem to be firmly in the Better Together camp with, among others, the following series: The Great British (TGB) Winter, TGB Bake Off, TGB Garden Revival, TGB Cook Off, TGB Year, TGB Sewing Bee, TGB Narrator, TGB Food Revival and TGB Menu. To drive the point home, many of the backdrops are festooned with union flags.

Bella Caledonia




Chocs Away – Derek Bateman Broadcaster

On the Dambusters Strategy

Collaborative Scotland

Website fostering respectful dialogue.

DARLING, Alistair MP. Leader of the Better Together campaign.

The failed Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer who left the UKs finances in a parlous state. He had to pay back funds during the House of Commons expenses fiasco, and has knowingly lied during the Independence Debate. He has compared Alex Salmond to Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea.

Denis Robertson Sullivan former Scottish Lib-Dem Treasurer will Vote Yes

English Would Bomb Our Airports

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie’s comments as a Better Together supporter.

Eu Citizens for an Independent Scotland


Farmers for Yes


Former Glasgow Labour Lord Provost Alex Mosson will vote Yes

He said “Westminster is holding us back” He also said that the vote next September is “not about the SNP, or Labour or any other political party.”

Former Scottish Labour Chairman Bob Thomson backing Yes

A labour stalwart for 51 years, he cited shadow chancellor Ed Balls’ intervention on currency union as a defining factor in his decision.

GARRIAUD-MAYLAM, Joelle (Senior French Senator specialising in foreign policy)

She accused the UK and Spain of being behind Mr Borroso’s intervention on Scotland’s position in the EU following independence. Speaking in the French Senate, she said ” the threats formulated by Mr Barroso are inappropriate and the result of Spanish and English pressure. London is increasingly worried. They (the threats) are not credible. If Scotland votes for independence, it will stay within the European Union. It would be in England’s interest.” The French conservative is secretary of the senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and and Armed Forces commission and was delivering a special statement to parliament on Scotland and the EU.

Hillary Clinton

On 11 June 14 she said “I would hate to have you lose Scotland.” This remark was obviously not aimed at Scotland, but was aimed at another state, which she obviously thinks has Scotland.

How Scotland’s Economy Went South – Business for Scotland


Independence would be biggest humiliation since loss of America.

Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Director of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in an article for the Institute’s journal entitled Dissolution and Defence.

Independent Scotland could be AAA rated – Standard & Poors

A Business for Scotland report on the viability of Scotland’s economy, even without monetary union, by credit rating agency Standard & Poors. They say “there is no fundamental reason why Scotland could not successfully float a currency.”

Independent Scotland Would Face Increased Terrorist Threats

The Herald reported on Friday 11 October 13. “David Cameron has sparked a major row after suggesting Scottish lives would be put at greater risk of terrorist attack by independence.” Other Better Together voices have made similar assertions. However, the defence and security think tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) stated that “An independent Scotland is unlikely to face the severity of threats faced by the UK.”

Is There a Constitutional Path to Scottish Independence by Neil MacCormick

Professor Sir Donald Neil MacCormick, QC, FBA, FRSE (1941-2009)

Issues Surrounding the Sharing of UK Debt Post Independence

A 2014 paper for the Jimmy Reid Foundation by economists Jim and Margaret Cuthbert.

January 2014 North Sea drilling licensing round

The UK Government has announced a new licensing round for drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea. Coalition Ministers admitted that around 20 billion barrels of oil were still there to be found. In 2013 Alistair Darling, leader of Better Together, accused Alex Salmon of lying when he said that there were billions of pounds of reserves left in the North Sea. He said “it simply isn’t true”. In July 2013 the Labour MP accused Mr Salmond of having exaggerated the amount of oil and gas left in the North Sea, after the First Minister suggested around 24 billion barrels remained. Mr Darling insisted that the actual figure was one-twelfth of the First Minister’s figure.

John Mulvey, ex Labour leader of Lothian of Lothian Regional Council says Yes

He said “I have gone from being a sceptic about the relevance of devolution given all the other major political issues of that time to being absolutely convinced that Scotland’s future now lies with independence.”

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