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Thread #160019   Message #3793908
Posted By: Mr Red
05-Jun-16 - 05:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Mr Red the idea that Scotland was bankrupt so England stepped in to help is a very simplistic and Anglocentric view

Hmmm. The nature of communication these days. You can blame the internet, but it has been going on for years. viz. soundbites. But the facts remain:
Scotland was bankrupt. Just like Scottish Banks were. The options open in either case were numerous and all had drawbacks.
The banks thought they were too big to fail. In the event so did the government. The consequences otherwise were too devastating to contemplate. It can be argued that happened with the country in 1707. I am sure there were factions who had championed union since James 1 (aka 6) and before (MQS?), but faced with a crisis the power would shift. History is written by the winners. If you want the real story you had to be alive then. And on both sides.

Brexit/Eurin we are living it, and don't we know it!

As with Berwick on Tweed, the neverendum will leave hanging threads for the loosers to pull at. We are, after all, on the second lap. Ce n'est pas?