Scotland is a socialist state and has had a dependency culture for so long
that no one knows how to function without it. Scotland depends on England for
its finances, workers depend on the state for jobs, politicians depend on
public-sector workers for votes, and Labour depends on Scottish MPs for its
majority at Westminster. Half of the country's GDP is public-sector related
and in some parts of Scotland only a third of the workforce is employed in the
private sector. The economy is folding in on itself as those producing wealth
are outnumbered by those spending it. That is why despairing business leaders
want change.The thinking behind supporting the Scot Nats is that this will
hasten the country's independence from the rest of the United Kingdom.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Business Leaders Endorse the SNP
My friends in the SNP will be delighted with an ARTICLE in the Business section of the Independent on Sunday today. Despite the odd jab at 'jocks', Alasdair Douglas from top city law form Travers Smith reckons that independence for Scotland would see a flight of human and financial capital from London to Scotland. Glasgow and Edinburgh would again lead the world in economic thought and philosopihcal and scientific innovation. However, his words on the current state of the Scottish nation make less comfortable reading...