Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Why vote SNP?

Why vote SNP?

Sir George Mathewson, former chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, pointed out in the Sunday Times, 29 April 2007, that:

(1) "The real story of the last decade... is the phenomenal success of small countries in Europe. Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Sweden, Luxembourg - all are wealthier now than the UK and are growing faster."

(2) An independent Scotland can continue to trade with England, just as Ireland trades with England. "The market in England is already supplied by companies from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and many others."

(3) "Oil revenues are rising... When Gordon Brown came to office, North Sea revenues were £3 billion - this year they are more than £8 billion... With nearly 30 billion barrels of oil remaining and demand rising, we are not even at the half-way point for revenues..."

(4) Scotland's financial services sector "is excelling, and with a lighter regulatory touch and lower corporation taxation, the sector could grow even more."


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