I apologise if I am delving into the realms of Scottish Politics again but the announcement that the leaders of the opposition parties are to release their plans for more powers after the referendum in the case of a No vote seems dunderheaded. Surely this is playing into the hands of the Nationalists who have continually challenged them on this. Essentially the choice is Yes or No. Do we feel our future is more secure as part of the UK or on our our. Now I may favour some form of Federalism or more correctly Localism but I don’t think a load of promises, too easily broken is going to win friends and allies. Scotland already has a number of devolved powers.
Perhaps those that vote No actually don’t want more powers. Are they not playing into the hands of the YES campaign? We have a pretty good amount already
agriculture, forestry and fisheries√
education and training √
health and social services√
law and order√
sport and the arts√
tourism and economic development√
many aspects of transport√
to name but a few. Quite enough for the SNP to make a muck of already without giving them more!
Reserved powers include:
Immigration – Wide open doors
Defence – What Navy? NATO without Nuclear? No joined up policy.
Foreign policy – More world travel for the FM and Embassies galore?
Broadcasting – Salmond’s Broadcasting Corporation
Nuclear Energy, oil, coal, gas and electricity – No nuclear and more WIND!
Do you really want Salmond and the SNP to have control over them? Would you give the SNP more fiscal powers for borrowing when their arithmetic is so dismally poor. Would you give them tax raising powers I thought not!