Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gurnshire less Eurosceptic?

The poll in the side-bar is presently showing that 37% of Gurnites who have voted would favour Scotland joining the Eurozone. That's not bad when you consider the Eurozone might not be around, in the form we know it today, for much longer. Robert Peston on the BBC site perhaps explains it in a way that ordinary punters can understand. The difficulties seem insurmountable. Perhaps an independent Scotland would one day seek to join what's left of the Eurozone at some time in the future should the seemingly inevitable happen in the meantime?


URO said...

The 37% had better hurry, not sure as to how long the Germans will be able to keep the Euro going, and would they really relish another state joining their club, depends as to how rich they are?

Graisg said...

Uro you remind me of when the Euro first came out. The Germans called it the teuro (teur = expensive) because the price of everything seemed to go up at the time of the transition. Maybe it'll all go up again if they go back to the DM?

Anonymous said...

That's a good idea they wouldn't be independent for long if they let Europe become their new bosses...

Jim said...

After a recent trip to the Maritime Provinces, I think that perhaps Scotland should seek to become the 10th Province of Canada.

At least Scots can be sure of a welcome there, with the tartan and Scottish flag displayed everywhere, except perhaps in Quebec.

The Canadian Dollar is a stable currency, the climate is similar to Scotland, but with potentially better summers, and some incredible ski country in the winter.

Canada has one of the highest living standards in the world, is a member of practically every world treaty group, and trades happily with Europe, to no disadvantage.

Canadian troops and others have helped Britain fight in two world wars, and memories of the Canadian Forestry Corps, who worked in the Highlands in WW2 are still strong among country folk.

Incidentally, the late Mr. Hawco came to Scotland with the Newfoundland Forestry Unit in 1939. He settled down here after the war, and founded the motor company which still bears his name.

I think Alex Salmond should give up on financial basket case Europe, and start talking quietly to Ottawa.