Tommy Sheridan – Social Media beat Main Stream Media – We won!


Just about 30 people or so....

Just about 30 people or so….

 speech from Glasgow tonight and he is, of course been superb with the truth. 

Tommy Sheridan YES RALLY, LIVE FROM George Square

Tommy deserves a medal for what he has done, he as done WAY over 100 speeches all over Scotland 

#HopeOverFear

Scottish police chairman condemns no campaign for exaggerating aggression


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Lets hope the Police speak to the BBC first. The no campaign has SPECTACULARLY fell to pieces in-front of the World! 

The Scottish Police Federation has issued a statement accusing the media and no campaigners of exaggerating the extent of aggression deployed during the Scottish referendum campaign. Brian Docherty, the chairman of the federation, said in the statement: “The referendum debate has been robust but overwhelmingly good-natured. “It was inevitable that the closer we came to 18 September passions would increase but that does not justify the exaggerated rhetoric that is being deployed with increased frequency. Any neutral observer could be led to believe Scotland is on the verge of societal disintegration, yet nothing could be further from the truth.” He added: “Scotland’s citizens are overwhelmingly law-abiding and tolerant and it is preposterous to imply that by placing a cross in a box our citizens will suddenly abandon the personal virtues and values held dear to them all.” Ed Miliband was forced to abandon a walkabout in Edinburgh on Tuesday after being verbally abused by yes supporters in a reflection of tense last-minute campaigning before Thursday’s referendum. The Labour leader was caught in a crush with TV crews and journalists at the St James shopping centre in central Edinburgh. Yes campaigners shouted and hurled abuse at him, calling him a liar and a serial murderer, prompting the politician to say: “I think we’ve seen in parts of this campaign an ugly side to it from the yes campaign.” The verbal abuse and chants aimed at Miliband are the latest in a series of incidents where senior Scottish Labour figures campaigning for a no vote, including Jim Murphy and Gordon Brown, have been targeted by pro-independence protesters. Docherty said people should carefully consider their words, maintain level heads and act with respect. “Respect is not demonstrated by suggesting a minority of mindless idiots are representative of anything,” he said. “One of the many joys of this campaign has been how it has awakened political awareness across almost every single section of society. The success enjoyed by the many should not be sullied by the actions of the few.”

Independent Scotland could be AAA rated – Standard & Poors – Another MYTH BUSTED!


The highly credible Standard & Poors

The highly credible Standard & Poors

The very same group who monitor countries credit ratings and downgraded the USA to AA from AAA have came out and said Scotland would be an AAA Rated country, the highest rating a country can have. This is a massive blow to the No camp on the eve of the vote and a story we MUST get viral over night. The polls close around 27 hours from now, lets get this amazing information out there. For people not in the know or who do not understand, you can see America is High Grade and not prime, Scotland would be prime. So another Myth shot to pieces Scotland

In a massive blow to the credibility of the No Campaign’s scaremongering, the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s released a report yesterday, clearly stating that an independent Scotland would be an investment grade economy.

The report states emphatically that S&P would expect Scotland to ‘benefit from all the attributes of an investment-grade sovereign credit’  due to its ‘wealthy’ economy, and that it sees ‘no fundamental reason’ in terms of Scotland’s balance sheet why Scotland could not float its own currency (even though we do not intend to).

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Standard_poors_ratings_mar302009Interestingly, given that it comes on the heels of yesterday’s exaggerated media coverage of the statement by Standard Life, S&P actually reported that  ‘a shrinking of Scotland’s ‘unusually large’ financial services sector could boost the country’s sovereign credit rating by reducing the size of the economy’s external balance sheet and reducing its liabilities’.

In other words, the perception of Scotland’s credit-worthiness could be even stronger if one or two banks left. They won’t of course, which is why we only mention this for academic interest, but it reminds that we should be careful about presuming that if certain institutions did leave, it would be a disaster. RBS comes to mind in particular. Of course, RBS is deleveraging so quickly that the size of its asset base in Scotland is likely to have reduced even more significantly by independence day in March 2016. And the financial sector in Scotland contributes to a smaller share of GDP than the UK as a whole anyway.

Far from worrying about the volatility of oil prices, credit ratings agencies seem to be more concerned about the highly volatile financial sector that dominates the UK’s economy, and of course contributed to the recession and credit crisis. Business for Scotland has long argued that this is where the real threat to Scotland’s economy lies.

The report gives Scotland a positive rating even under the scenario that:

  • Scotland would not have a currency union and would have its own currency (which BFS does not believe will happen)
  • Scotland would inherit a population share of UK debt (which BFS expects to happen because Scotland will gain a fair share of assets including currency)
  • A major financial institution or two were to leave (which they won’t in our view)

There are seven major rebuttals to the No Campaign’s position in the report:

1) Oil revenues are bonus to Scotland, not something we are dependent on.

S&P state that Scotland could manage independently even without the contribution of the North Sea. Our GDP without oil is roughly similar to other credit-worthy nations.

2) Scotland is not excessively reliant on oil.
S&P says it only considers an economy to be over-reliant on a particular industry if it accounts for more than 20% of GDP. Oil in Scotland is between 12-16% of GDP.

3) The people of Scotland and the business community can be confident in the strength of an independent Scotland’s economy.

S&P cites  ‘high-quality human capital, flexible product and labour markets and transparent institutions’ as further reasons for confidence in the Scottish economy.

4) Scotland has a strong balance of payments.
The report states: ‘Overall, then, from a balance of payments perspective, there is
little evidence that Scotland depends on the rest of the world to finance a large share of its annual GDP. In other words, net external financing on an annual basis appears to be relatively low’.

5) Scotland is a wealthy nation.

The report compares the GDP (wealth in the economy) on a per head basis with other countries, stating:

  • Scotland GDP p/capita = $47,369
  • Germany GDP p/capita = $43,855
  • UK GDP p/capita = $41,066
  • New Zealand GDP p/capita =$39,840

All of those nations have an AAA credit rating from at least one of the three big credit rating agencies and Moody’s rates New Zealand higher than it does the UK.

6) Scotland has a varied tax base (and by extension a diverse economy).
S&P states ‘even excluding North Sea output and calculating per capita GDP only by looking at onshore income, Scotland would qualify for our highest economic assessment. Higher GDP per capita, in our view, gives a country a broader potential tax and funding base to draw from, which supports creditworthiness’.

7) Danny Alexander’s credibility is in tatters

 

Danny Alexander credibility in tatters

Danny Alexander credibility in tatters

Was his evidence incompetent or knowingly misleading?  As another element to the self-styled Project Fear bites the dust how, can anyone believe a word that the No Campaign say?Treasury Minister Danny Alexander is one of the gang of three who have schemed with Alistair Darling to convince Scots we have no rights to our own currency. In February, he gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee where he said interest rate rises in an independent Scotland would suffer from an “independence premium” on borrowing from the markets, leading to “an extra £1,700 a year for the average mortgage-payer”.
Now one of the credit ratings agencies has suggested Scotland would be investment grade and compared it to peers who are all AAA rated.

 Is it all milk and honey then?

No, clearly not. The world is recovering after a major recession and financial crisis caused in part by the lack of regulation and foresight of previous Chancellors such as the No Campaign’s Alastair Darling or Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. Scotland faces significant issues after a No vote, not least the generations of Westminster austerity budgets to come and the associated deep cuts in Scotland’s budget.

The S&P reports clearly states there would be a transition period and that: ‘If Scotland were not to join a monetary union then Scottish financial institutions would not have access to lending facilities from a major central bank such as the European Central Bank (ECB) or the Bank of England’.  This is true and is one of the reasons why the Scottish Government is willing to accept a fair share of the UK national debt in return for a long term agreement on continuing the currency union that will benefit both Scotland and rUK, not least by both minimising small business transaction costs on business both sides of the border and, as it happens, helping to protect the rUK’s credit rating.
The report concludes: ‘In short, the challenge for Scotland to go it alone would be significant, but not unsurpassable’.

Conclusion
Several of the No Campaign’s scare stories about Scotland’s financial position as an independent nation have been completely blown out of the water by this report. It states, emphatically, that an independent Scotland would be an investment worthy nation. It also highlights that Scotland’s economic peers are all AAA rated by at least one major credit agency.

We have a choice, with a NO vote we have the significant and possibly unsurpassable challenges of staying in the union or vote YES and face the challenges and opportunities of the world in control of our own destiny. We can deal with the “not unsurpassable”, challenges with the freedom to be the country we want to be and to head in the direction we choose to go.

With a YES vote we can, create a successful and sustainably growing economy whilst sharing wealth more fairly in the interests of the economy, business and Scotland people as a whole.

http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/referendum/8806-credit-agency-confirms-indy-scotland-set-for-triple-a-credit-rating

http://www.standardandpoors.com/products-services/RatingsDirect-Global-Credit-Portal/en/us

Kevin Bridges admits to BBC lies, 100%


Kevin Bridges (Middle) Live at the Referendum on BBC

Kevin Bridges (Middle) Live at the Referendum on BBC

I watched this as did most of us. I don’t know if anyone follows Kevin on Twitter but he said this below. Now he has no need to lie, this is 100% proof that the BBC are Pro-Union. We can now lay to rest ANY doubt the BBC are impartial. Kevin tweeted it, he was brave to do so. Now we are left with ‘What Now’ I think many of us are right, EVERYONE is voting Yes, the BBC are fooling us to think it is close and it is nowhere near it. I have the vote at 70% and if you have been keeping up with my blog, you will know I have been counting EVERY MoriPoll. YouGov and media related poll all showing 50/50, on the ground by people like you and I it is 70%. We are voting YES in high Numbers Scotland. I said I would out every lie and every myth, is this another one? Well done Kevin on being brave enough to tell us “The BBC told us to be impartial”

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Kevin’s Twitter Account – https://twitter.com/kevinbridges86

Why Cameron’s Scared Of Scottish Divorce: Russell Brand The Trews


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Listen to Russell pick what David Cameron says. He is spot on. Anyone that believed what David Cameron says, he says the “Rest of the UK will happily give you DevoMax” Why not have it on the ballot? Russell hits many nails on the head here. Give it a watch peeps. Really, be you like Russell or not, here, he tells a truth that many may not have known. Cameron talks Money and fear and war. If you never picked it up when Cameron said he would be “Upset if Scotland voted Yes”

Well said Russell Brand!

Podcast/Audio – The day before the vote for Scottish Independence – NO REGRET


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My last podcast before the referendum, the links below are from Articles I mention in this 10 minute Audio Podcast. No Regrets Scotland, no regrets! 

Audio/Podcast below

Blog done by my friend Anne from the USA http://talesalongtheway.com/2014/09/16/shaun-gibson/

The Sun Article https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/as-we-all-thought-the-yes-campaign-is-miles-ahead/

1. Boris Johnson Story https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/boris-johnson-vows-to-resist-scots-tax-devolution-as-i-said-early-august/
2. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/boris-johnson-let-slip-tory-plans-to-deny-scotland-powers-if-we-vote-no-in-the-referendum-share-please/

The Great Dictator – David Hayman – Scottish Independence https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/the-great-dictator-david-hayman-scottish-independence-please-share-rt/

How many nations worldwide have declared independence from UK/WM Rule


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The image above should give you hope Scotland. I count 65 but I am sure it’s more. Anyway, make sure Scotland is on that list on Friday! 

Totally left to rule alone 

Country Date Year of Independence Notes
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 November 1981
 Australia 1 January 1986 Australia Act 1986
 Bahamas 10 July 1973
 Bahrain 16 December 1971 15 August 1971
 Barbados 30 November 1966 Barbados Independence Act 1966
 Belize 21 September 1981 September Celebrations of Belize
 Botswana 30 September 1966
 Brunei 1 January 1984
 Canada 1 July 1982 Canada Act 1982
 Cyprus 1 October 1960 16 August 1960, but Cyprus Independence Day is commonly celebrated on 1 October.[1]
 Dominica 3 November 1978
 Egypt 28 February 1922
 Fiji 10 October 1970
 The Gambia 18 February 1965
 Ghana 6 March 1957
 Grenada 7 February 1974 Independence Day (Grenada)
 Guyana 26 May 1966
 India 15 August 1947
 Israel 14 May 1948
 Iraq 3 October 1932
 Republic of Ireland 24 April (Easter Monday) 1922 Proclamation of the Irish Republic commencing the Easter Rising on 24 April 1916 led to a civil war which resulted in the formation of the Irish Free State. Only country to ever secede from the United Kingdom proper.
 Jamaica 6 August 1962
 Jordan 25 May 1946
 Kenya 12 December 1963
 Kiribati 12 July 1979
 Kuwait 25 February 1961
 Lesotho 4 October 1966
 Malawi 6 July 1964
 Malaysia 31 August 1957 Hari Merdeka
 Maldives 26 July 1965
 Malta 21 September 1964
 Mauritius 12 March 1968
 Myanmar 4 January 1948
 Nauru 31 January 1968 Independence from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand on 31 January 1968.
 New Zealand 6 February 1986 Constitution Act 1986
 Nigeria 1 October 1960
 Pakistan 14 August 1947 Yaum e Azadi. Independence from the United Kingdom on 27 Ramadan ul Mubarik, 14 August 1947
 Papua New Guinea 16 September 1975 Independence gained from Australia the administering power.
 Qatar 3 September 1971 Qatar National Day
 Saint Lucia 22 February 1979
 Samoa 1 January 1962 Independence granted by New Zealand the administrative country.
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19 September 1983
 Seychelles 29 June 1976
 Sierra Leone 27 April 1961
 Solomon Islands 7 July 1978
 South Africa 11 December 1961 1931 adoption of Statute of Westminster. Not a public holiday. Union of South Africa formed on 31 May 1910 and Republic declared on 31 May 1961 and left the British Commonwealth on the same day.
 Sri Lanka 4 February 1948 4 February 1948, Sri Lanka had their independence. After nearly 150 years of the UK ruling the country. Gained independence as the Dominion of Ceylon
Somalia Somaliland 26 June 1960 Gained Independence as part of Somalia. Unrecognised independent state declared in 1991 during the crisis in Somalia covering the same territory as British Somaliland as the SomalilandRepublic of Somaliland.
 Sudan 1 January 1956  South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011.
 Swaziland 6 September 1968
 Tanzania 9 December 1961
 Trinidad and Tobago 31 August 1962
 Tuvalu 1 October 1978
 Uganda 9 October 1962
 United Arab Emirates 2 December 1971 National Day (United Arab Emirates)
 United States 4 July 1776 Fourth of July. Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776
 Vanuatu 30 July 1980 Independence from United Kingdom and France in 1980
 Yemen 30 November 1967 South Yemen 1967
 Zambia 24 October 1964
 Zimbabwe 18 April 1980

Evolution of Dominions to Independence

Country Date of Dominion Status Date of adoption of the Statute of Westminster Date of final relinquish of British powers Final Event in question. Other important Dates
 Australia 1 January 1901 9 October 1942 (effective from 1931) 3 March 1986 Australia Act 1986
 Canada 1 July 1867 11 December 1931 17 April 1982 Canada Act 1982 Canada Day
 Ireland 6 December 1922 11 December 1931 29 December 1937 Constitution of Ireland1937 Republic of Ireland Act 1948 came into force on 16 April 1949 with Ireland leaving the British Commonwealth.
 South Africa 31 May 1910 11 December 1931 21 May 1961 South African Constitution of 1961
 New Zealand 26 September 1907 25 November 1947 13 December 1986 Constitution Act 1986 Declaration of Independence of New Zealand 1835, Treaty of Waitangi 1840

The Great Dictator – David Hayman – Scottish Independence – PLEASE SHARE, RT


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The Great Dictator speech by David Hayman
Posted  by Sandy MacGregor and done on You Tube by divhjnr

I seen this on a facebook group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/294477047400255/ and knew in an INSTANT I had to share. Very Powerful, PLEASE SHARE, RT, THIS IS JUST WOW!