Sunday, 28 June 2009

The Coming Referendum in Wales

From Betsan Powys' Blog

Time to vote. If there were a referendum tomorrow, would you vote?

87% would. 13% would not.

And if you voted, would you vote to leave things as they are, or vote to give the National Assembly law making powers all at once?

64% want law making powers; 36% don't.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did you find out those %. I'm not sure how I would vote, I like to break away from England but the 15 billion is a lot of money saying stay.

kerdasi amaq said...

15 billion to commit national suicide. the real prize of independence is tax reform. Abolish VAT, reduce duty on spirits, beer, petrol, diesel, cigarettes by three-quarters. What the English parliament gives with one hand, it takes back with the other.

alanindyfed said...

Anon: money isn't everything...
is it?

headache said...

People need to look at the long term. Recently there have been a series of articles in German mainstream financial press about the declining value of paper money, including the EURO, since most paper currencies are somehow hooked to the USD via the Bretton Woods system. Prof. Hanke, one of 4 specialists to go to court in order to prevent the change from DM to EURO, summarized all of this in a book he wrote 5 years ago. He predicted the current crash. He also predicts a new world financial system in which Gold will again play a role, though it will not be exclusive.
Since Nixon dumped the Gold Standard, paper money has been losing its value. And since governments feel bound to spend their way out of problems, and can print dollars without having to worry about having enough Gold against it, the mechanism feeds on itself. Thus, built into the post-Bretton Woods system is a self-destructing mechanism which ultimately has to lead to a financial meltdown and thus a new global financial structure. Countries such as China and Russia do not want to be part of the unstable western paper money system. Apparently the incident in China where Chinese economics students openly laughed at Geithner was turning point. The press says that nobody would have laughed at a US treasury sec. before. It shows how little respect there is for Bretton Woods 1.0. Unfortunately the western nations are going to be the losers at Bretton Woods 2.0.

alanindyfed said...

That really is a headache, so gold is probably vastly undervalued and will become a very precious commodity, so stock up.

Anonymous said...

Silver is good too, and may be slightly better than gold.

Robert said...

Money is not everything nope your right nor is pensions welfare hospital housing no your right money is not everything it's down right bloody vital what a silly thing to say...

alanindyfed said...

So you are an out-and-out materialist, like most of them?
No time for the affairs of the spirit I suppose.

kerdasi amaq said...

The NHS is really a kind of fraud. It purpose in existence is to justify taking national insurance out of people's paypackets and giving them very little in return.