Like Elly I agree 100% with that, which is why I won't be voting 'Yes' in the referendum.
Because people vote SNP (as I do) it doesn't mean that they want Scotland to become independent, just that they think the SNP is the best party to run Scotland at the moment, but within the framework of the UK.
Sure, I am fully aware that running a devolved government and running an independent Scotland are different matters entirely.
My point was that the SNP government have done, in most parts, an excellent job. The idea of them running the country single-handedly isn't 'alarming'. There have been instances where hesitancy from the SNP government (over the controls on income tax) have been detrimental, but I've been impressed with some of their policies.
The main reasons I will be voting 'No' to independence as it stands is because I have yet to be convinced by SNP proposals on our direction as a sovereign state, and also the absolutely fundamental issue of currency.
I agree with you Panda I didn't put much forward to the statement.
My reasoning was that with this referendum emerging in the next year, they are pretty much going to downgrade the economy and infrastructure of Scotland. It's the same for all political parties. They tend to transverse to the more 'homely' idea such as being independent without a thought of the implications it could make the country fall into for what could be a substantial amount of time depending on the severity and importance.
Okay, well, I don't see how they are going to downgrade the economy and infrastructure, I don't think any government has that objective.
Small minded marginalists - no thanks...
I'm not really sure what this means?