Now I hate Panic headlines and this assumes that subsidy levels will be maintained. I know: “What about the Contracts?” Well that may be a good question but Governments have a habit of ignoring such niceties. There are ways and means such as reducing the value of ROCs to a few pence. What I think we can guarantee is that post a YES vote, rUK would not accept ongoing subsidy of Scotland in any area. It would be a political no-no. What rUK has got to guard against is so many negatives and so many promises that the Scottish voter hears only the shrill scream of the harridan.
As to Scotland post a YES vote, this does suggest that the wind developers and the Scottish Minsters would not be quite as pally. So hopefully common sense will prevail and we can look forward to a United Kingdom, but with more Local control. And for that I don’t mean Holyrood, who have proven incapable of being trusted with our future. We don’t need to give Salmond and his cronies borrowing and taxing powers. We have plenty of devolved powers already and we should use those first and then develop new powers around industry and employment.