Saturday, January 19, 2013

Independent Scotland could have avoided the financial crisis, says Blair Jenkins, when assumption is presented as fact, it insults the intelligence of the readership!

Dear All

Everyone of the major economies in the world ha suffered in the financial crash but if Scotland was independent then it could have avoided the financial crisis altogether.

So says the leader of the Yes Scotland campaign.

Blair Jenkins is the chief executive of the campaign who has managed to achieve 28% for breaking up the United Kingdom.


The independence campaign has stalled completely right from the word go.

He has talked up the strength of small economies during a webcast interview with BBC Scotland but his words are just spurious genralisations.

Jenkins said:

"We might very well not have had the financial crisis had Scotland been independent."

For a minute there I actually thought Mr. Jenkins was going to pull out a fact, but no, also given the SNP Government wanting financial regulation controlled by the City of London, it is doubtful Scotland could avoid anything.

As part of his ‘positive’ message he went on to explain that it was the UK’s fault.

Jenkins added:

"I think it's a key point that is not made often enough that all of us in Scotland, we are depending upon the UK government and the UK financial regulator to be doing their jobs and not to have allowed what did happen to happen”.

As I said the SNP Government want Scotland to continue being managed by the UK financial regulator!

And they can’t operate to two masters with different positions of view. 

Jenkins further says:

"I think what all of us in Scotland were entitled to assume was that the UK government and the UK financial regulator were looking after our interests now it actually turns out they were asleep at the wheel."

Given his disposition to assumption instead of fact, I think he will have a hard time getting anyone to take him seriously.

The former TV news boss for the BBC and STV said small countries and small economies are the most successful.

Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Libya and Iceland anyone!

He said:

"When you look around the world it is very clear that the most successful economies in the world are small economies and that's becoming more and more true with the passing of time”.

If you build a bus stop then buses will come!

It gets better from his vault of wisdom:

"Smaller countries and smaller economies are more nimble, they are able to adapt much more quickly, there's a greater coherence and unity of purpose”.

Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and etc etc, all on their arse!

To finish Blair Jenkins ends with:

“If you look at the top 10 countries in the world and the top 10 economies in terms of GDP per head, they are small countries, many are smaller countries than Scotland."

Generalisations don’t help the case for independence, several factors aren’t taken into account, so, like for like isn’t being compared properly.

If this is what passes as a ‘positive’ message, it’s all the fault of the UK, then it won't be getting traction.

28%, it seems that Mr. Jenkins can’t manage the political economy very well so I don’t think I will be taking any lessons off him, let alone fairytales on the financial one!

Blair Jenkins, the Yes Man with no answers just assumptions!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Niko said...

Here that right Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon were found committing an 'ACT together.

Yeah Laurel and Hardy

cynicalHighlander said...

Keep drinking the bitter George as it suits your temeprament you'll, be suggesting Mr Matheson to take up stand up comedy next.

Anonymous said...

It’s hard to find knowledgeable people in this particular subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks