I've watched all the Jonathan Pie videos that have been posted here. It's only this one in which he gets it. He's clearly a Leftist, a raging Leftist so I'm surprised to find he can actually recognize where the Leftists went wrong in treating their opponents as idiots. Most Leftists aren't capable of that level of perspicacity.
Appears the stage is now set and the UK will officially leave the EU on Friday, January 31st. It's been quite the ride to get here and there are still details of trade agreements that need to be made. But the exit is now certain. Will be interesting to see how this affects both the UK and EU in the coming years.
Scotland was on the verge of leaving not too long ago. The UK economy is going to take a major hit. Do you not think that part of the reason for Brexit is protectionism? Protectionism is going hurt the UK drastically. There is very little upside and a whole lot of downside to Brexit. It is a the UK version of russian influenced trumpism. Scotland has the ability to leave the UK. The short term difficulties with this may be outweighed in the long term by breaking from the UK economy that is shortly going to be circling down the toilet.
Because it differs from Kansas by having a GDP and a population an order of magnitude higher, and a totally different regulatory structure, economic base and political situation?
Those are the reasons it is going to be Kansas on steroids. The majority of MP's and brits seem to have drunk the anti-regulatory, low tax, social programs be damned koolaid. Johnson made lot of promises about social programs and the NHS in order to attract the Labour vote. donnie dumpsterfire did a lot of the same to get elected here. We see how well that worked for that constituency.
Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.
If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?
1. It's probable that the Scots still don't want to leave the Uk 2. The Scots need the consent of Parliament to become independent. Boris has already formally refused on the basis that they voted against it in a referendum and this Parliament will never agree. 3. The Scottish economy is a joke - it has a deficit of over 10% - it's subsidised by England. The EU won't allow a new member unless its deficit is under 3%
quote:This week, the Scottish government published figures for its national finances. They show that the Scottish government spends £127 for every £100 it raises in tax — a ratio unequalled anywhere else in the developed world. It can do this because so much extra money is sent up from England. For every £100 spent per English head, £120 is spent on a Scottish one.
Greece, Italy, Albania — no country, no matter how economically distressed, has such a mismatch between state spending and tax collected. Scotland’s deficit — at 10.1 per cent of GDP — is now twice as big as the next-worst country (Japan). No independent country could afford to run a deficit of Scottish magnitude: to borrow on world markets, you need a semblance of fiscal respectability. Even to join the European Union, Scotland’s deficit would need to be below 3 per cent. So an independent Scotland would right now be facing a choice: state spending down by 15 per cent, taxes up by 19 per cent, or a combination of the two.
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Not only the covid stuff but now all this fish talk that has Scotland talking about leaving the UK to rejoin the EU? I've watched some of the comments on the net and, though I don't believe much eGossipTM, I get the sense a real fracture, created by brexit, is about to get nasty.
We stand a chance of Scotland going their own way - and our economy is going to tank.
But hey, the racists, manipulated by a few billionaires who are going to make a fortune shorting sterling, will feel that “we’ve got our country back”.
All summed up by something I heard a supermarket checkout operator say to a customer, just before the vote: “well, I don’t really understand any of the arguments, but I’m voting leave to keep the foreigners out.”