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Scottish Independence Vote

Politics / UK Politics Aug 27, 2014 - 07:42 PM GMT

By: Jonathan_Davis

Politics

The vote in September is unlikely to be Yes for Independence – though the polls are closer now than a few months ago and there is a large undecided bloc.  However, I’ll be surprised if Scotland votes Yes especially as the Establishment is out in force telling the people to vote No.

Why would that be, I wonder?  See below.


Until a few weeks ago my standard answer to ‘what would you vote for’ was:

Well, as an Economist and Wealth Manager AND as a Scot I can forcefully say…I don’t care what they do! :)

As far as I could tell there are pros and cons on both sides and there is no black and white.  So, do or not – it’ll be fine whatever.

However, I changed my mind a few weeks ago.

It occurred to me this is a fantastic opportunity to bring a Government closer to the governed.

As everyone should know:

The closer a Government is to the governed, the easier it is for the governed to control the Government.  Hence why Cantons in Switzerland work and Switzerland does fantastically well.  As well as German Länder and Germany.  Then you have Hong Kong and Singapore.

The further the Government is from the governed… well you get it.  Look at Westminster and Scotland.  Brussels and all over EU.  Washington DC and USA.  Beijing and China etc.

So, Scotland would be stupid not to vote for Independence.  Thus, as everywhere, they will do the stupid thing and vote No.

It is immaterial that SNP is Socialist.  As are all the others!

What is 100% material is that the more Socialist a country becomes, if the governed have any power Capitalism can be brought back.

If only…

Of course, all of this is likely to be nonsense because if Scotland did get Independence of Westminster it would then become subordinated to Brussels and the Edinburgh political mafia would get high six figure tax free salaries over there. :(

So why is the Establishment telling the people to stay in the Union?  Simple.

It needs as many as possible to bail out its #banksters and pay taxes to the Government and make the rich richer.  Obviously.

So I go back to what I said at outset – I don’t care what they do.  They’re toast anyway.  Politicians! MEH!

#bringbackcapitalism

#banbankbailouts

#letmktsetrates

#prosecutebankgenerals

#banQE

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By Jonathan Davis

http://jonathandaviswm.wordpress.com/

25+ year veteran of the world of financial services, the last 10 doing the same thing under his own name.  We work with families all over the UK and in Switzerland and, indeed, on 2 other continents. If interested in our Wealth Management work, cast a glance at the firm’s website.

From time to time media folk call me and ask me to rant live or in the press.  JD in the media.

I don’t buy hype.  I don’t believe it’s the end of the world but I do believe, within a generation, the West will have no welfare state.  The maths don’t lie.  We’re toast.  It’s obvious if you think about it.

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