Friday, 14 February 2014

Will bullying save the union?

 Plaid’s Treasury spokesman Jonathan Edwards has added an interesting piece to the row over the three Unionist parties joining up to bully the Scottish people into voting NO by saying they will not allow Scotland to keep the Pound, by claiming the Chancellor’s  George Osborne comments were “borne out of knowledge that the pound would be significantly weakened if Scotland left the currency union”. and by implication damage welsh jobs

 He said: 

 “The Chancellor’s comment show that ‘Project Fear’ has gone into over-drive having finally realised that a victory for the Yes camp is a very real possibility. Mr Osborne knows full well that the currency union benefits from Scotland’s membership and is resorting to desperate tactics in an attempt to scare Scots into voting for the status quo. Just as the Welsh First Minister’s embarrassing intervention proved when he threatened to veto a currency union - something he has no power over whatsoever – every incident of sabre-rattling from Better Together is a gift to the Yes campaign.

“Plaid Cymru has repeatedly made the case for sterling zone reform with Wales being granted a place on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, and clear accountability structures between governments, parliaments and the Central Bank so that monetary policy can be formulated in the interests of Wales.
“Based on this extraordinary positioning of the Westminster elite, the Treasury and the Welsh Government need to publish in haste their assessments of the number of Welsh jobs that would be lost should the UK Government prohibit Scotland from using sterling. It is a dereliction of duty to make grandstanding statements without publishing those assessments. It is a disgrace that the Westminster elite are willing to sacrifice Welsh jobs in order to score political points against Scotland.”
I suppose the Unionist could argue that its Scottish independence could cost Wales jobs but from where I'm sitting it does look like the Unionist (Labour,Tories, and LibDems) are acting out of spite

Indeed its resembles a time when Women had little rights an stayed in an abusive relationship because of this threat

What are the chances that this will backfire and the Sottish people will realise that they are not in a Union of equals and are certainly not better together?

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