Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Referendum Worst Case Scenarios Part 2

Well, it’s all over bar the shouting – and there’s likely to be plenty of that. The Scots have made their decision and hopefully in the longer term will be […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Well, it’s all over bar the shouting – and there’s likely to be plenty of that.

The Scots have made their decision and hopefully in the longer term will be demonstrated to have been right, having themselves been blameless in what has been a demonstration of all the legion ineptitudes of politicians of whatever shade.

The Three Stooges, well OK 2.5, certainly lived up to the name with their panic and attempted bribery of the Scottish people to maintain the status quo.

Having gone through all the recent pain and stress there have to be immediate benefits from such ridiculous levels of brinkmanship.

Certainly in terms of reassurance of the wider investment community, not least those involved in serious energy investments, the result will most likely mean greater stability and, more importantly, a greater propensity to invest more in a vital area and quickly. This is not only vital to increase generation capability but also to upgrade significantly transmission infrastructure to meet future needs.

Let’s hope those promises are honoured

The only danger, as was already being voiced in a number of horribly biased BBC debates, is the play that many are making that No really meant Yes and the status quo of the Scottish should be preserved regardless as should the voting rights of Scottish MP’s in England.

And was it really necessary to drag old warhorses out like Gordon Brown? I thought he’d been put out to grass long ago. One would hope that politicians will, for once, honour their own words.

I’m sure all the issues over Scotland will continue to be debated ad nauseum over coming months and years, especially as David Cameron has suddenly upped the ante on English issues for English people – quelle surprise!?! Not forgetting the Welsh and Northern Irish, Cornish.

Why do we always focus on what minorities think rather than doing something about the wishes of the majority? Is this a democracy or what?

I await with bated breath the even more heated debates which are likely to arise when – and if – we ever get a chance, as a United Kingdom, to cast our votes on whether we should continue to be members of the European Union…

Mervyn Bowden is the Managing Director of Intuitive Energy Solutions Ltd.