Picked this from Wikipedia, it seems to ask a few questions:- The Scottish Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution made Scotland into an intellectual, commercial and industrial powerhouse–so much so Voltaire said "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." With the demise of Jacobitism and the advent of the Union, thousands of Scots, mainly Lowlanders, took up numerous positions of power in politics, civil service, the army and navy, trade, economics, colonial enterprises and other areas across the nascent British Empire. Historian Neil Davidson notes "after 1746 there was an entirely new level of participation by Scots in political life, particularly outside Scotland." Davidson also states "far from being 'peripheral' to the British economy, Scotland – or more precisely, the Lowlands – lay at its core."
For some years there has been a UK wide apathy that mirrored the 'going nowhere' politics and the last few years, as shown by RBS, have brought that to a head. It is little wonder that many people, not just Scots, want change. However, if the statistics on growth are followed through with a period of real improvement then it could be that is the best change for everyone. Its a hard one to call but the Scots are usually pretty shrewd, they will choose the best option on the day.
Gap between yes and no has narrowed significantly over the last couple of months helped enormously by the no campaign which seems to consist in the main of threat , deception and general cobblers . The sort of thing that might have worked pre internet but nowadays there is too much freely available information. Salmond still being underestimated by HMG ,truth is ,like him or not , he's a very able political operator . IMO.
Regarding independence issue, is seems to have gone a bit quieter lately.. with 2 months to go I would have thought it would be getting in to higher gear of reporting...
Maybe the interest in the UK is not there...
Most of the news now is pedofile`s and conflicts of war in hot countries.... not exactly worth watching any more... fed with hearing about both to be honest..... Thankfully a bit of footie is better than the constant doom news for awhile...
What is the Scottish news coverage about independence issue .... gathering pace or quiet..
Not sure what effect the independence issue is having , if any , have even seen an article proposing that a yes vote would be beneficial to RBS . As we all know this share is a bit of a cash cow for traders . Wouldn't be surprised to see it traded up and down between £3 and £4 over the next 18 months . Whether you would regard that as shooting up ?
I think the Scottish question won't be helping but can't really see price shooting up until retained profits made and dividend on horizon and all skeletons out of the cup board in any event think mailman system will bring better returns
IMO.. I cannot see this will rocket no mater if a yes or no vote...let alone to £4..
Things have really got to change to the upside for £4 by this years end....But that said if things go remarkably well and next February end of year finals announcement is very good...it may .. just may hit £4
But that is more hope than expectation ... based on the past 3 years and still range bound around ....320 to 350
Others may disagree ...but I see no reason at the present time to suggest a big change upward is coming... in the next 6 months...
Anyway my system will go to pot if it shoots up 70p too quickly..... and I will have to re access my situation... cannot be having that.. things are ticking along nicely this year so far...
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