It's done and dusted, in fact it's possibly been done for months and only dusted today. All the lies have been told and the media has given hours of air-time today to Gordon Brown and his associates, all of whom have had a ball telling the Scots how badly run our biggest building society has been. Two men spoke against it and they should be applauded for their efforts.
The underlying message of course was that Scots are incapable of running anything successfully. I actually more or less agree with that message believe it or not. I say more or less and it is far less, but the devious and deceiving Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling have proved just how badly some Scots are at running anything, in fact they've been far more successful ruining rather than running the UK.
All is not lost however, we can rebuild (who said that, I've forgotten). If the Scots woke up and realised Scotland has been asset stripped, then we could do something. Gordon Brown has left a blank canvas so we can begin to plan a Scotland we want to live in. If enough people voted for that then Westminster couldn't stop us. Moridura mentions other factors in his eloquent post.
I've been to the new NW to withdraw my savings and they are now happily settled in a Scottish Building Society account. Rather a pleasant experience it has been too, as the local agent is my own friendly lawyer's office, so a cup of tea was part of the deal. Maybe they'll grow enough to take over the old HBOS office in town who knows. The new NW branch I used was far busier than usual with people withdrawing savings. I expect some were destined for underneath the floorboards if I overheard correctly.
I shall do a post later about the FSA and the UK treasury and how Alistair Darling has had thousands of emails and letters. He has not replied to one but that's another story.