Brexit Opinions, Opinion

Beware post-Brexit trade deals

Chicken washed in chlorine Beef injected with hormones Bourbon sold as “Scottish Whiskey”   Are those what you want to see in Scottish shops ?    After Brexit, the Westminster Government wish to set up trade deals with the USA, who will insist as part of the deal that we import products from them, such as the above items.   Is this what you want to see in your local shops and supermarkets ?   […]
Brexit Opinions, Opinion

It’s a no-brainer!

Consider these two pieces of information:- 1 – A leaked UK Government report shows that a worst-case hard Brexit (apparently the UK Government’s preferred option) is likely to cost the economy of the UK £2bn a week. 2 – A majority of Scots voted to remain in the EU and keep our membership of the single market and customs union, but Scotland as part of the UK faces being taken out of the EU. Now, […]
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Scotland’s finances are STRONG !

The figures below show HMRC (UK Government) figures for the balance of trade for each of the four constituent nations of the UK for 2017. They are displayed without comment, since they speak for themselves ! ENGLAND Exports £232.4 bn Imports £354.3 bn Balance = Deficit £121.9 bn WALES Exports £13.0 bn Imports £13.4 bn Balance = Deficit £0.4 bn SCOTLAND Exports £26.4 bn Imports £24.9 bn Balance= Surplus £1.5 bn SURPLUS !!!! N. IRELAND […]
Economy, Economy Opinions, Opinion

#KeepScotlandtheBrand campaign

Recently there has been renewed publicity for the “Keep Scotland the Brand” campaign, and a number of members of Pensioners for Independence have started to take part. Several of us have recently contacted some large retailers like Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and the Co-op to urge them to label Scottish produce more clearly as such, rather than as “British”. Most of the responses we have been receiving have been quite positive, and we look forward […]
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