I noticed in business news today.....the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS, a major player in the UK and throughout Europe)....announced that if they voted "YES" in the independence vote.....then RBS would pack up and move to London.
It's an odd thing.....they trended the popular name of Scotland for decades....yet when Scotland was ever so close to being independent....RBS would just pack up and move to London?
Seems like someone would fiddle with a small secondary bank, rename it "Bank of Scotland" (BoS) and note that they weren't some pretender sitting in London with a bogus name related to Scotland.
The vote numbers? It's going to be close....51 to 49 percent....yes or no. Based on commentary off Sky News.....I'd say that a minimum of ten percent of Scotland's voters are still unsure how to vote. It might even go as high as thirty percent. This tends to be a problem when your buddies at the pub bring up the topic and you hint of your indecisive nature.....being a Scot.
How the Scotland and Spain vote go in different directions? Scotland has an agreement written into the joint document combining them with England, that says they have the right to separate. Spain's state of Catalonia was taken by force and forced into the Spanish homeland. Nothing within the Constitution there allows for a split-off. The Barcelona crowd hopes to take the sixty-percent (perceived at this point) vote of "YES" and shovel it into the national supreme court, thus demanding a right that does not exist. None of the Spanish supreme court members have said a word in public over rights such as this, and some wonder if they might allow it...just to prevent the next round (actually changing the constitution would be step two if refused).