I remember that in 1979 Prime Minister Jim Callaghan stipulated 40% of the registered voters had to vote in favour of a Scottish Parliament before there could be one.
Scots in 1979 failed to pass Callaghan’s test.
It was another 20 years before Scotland opened the Holyrood Parliament under Tony Blair.
On June 23 in England and Wales only 37.44% of the electorate voted to leave the EU and 34.56% voted to remain in the EU, 28% of registered voters abstained.
In England and Wales 72% of voters voted; in Scotland only 65% voted and in Northern Ireland only 62%.
Only 55% of people voted in the last Scottish Parliamentary election.
Was there anything of substance which actually came out of the vote on June 23?
Where, oh where, did Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney Governor find all that money he said he had available to support the banks?
Isn’t it wonderful what top civil servants can do when they try?
I take it, now the crisis is supposed to be over, we shall hear no more about austerity nor closing down our local A&E departments in our NHS hospitals, since all this money is so readily available.
Nigel F Boddy,