Road to chaos

York Press: Road to chaos Road to chaos

THE spectacle of Alex Salmond threatening to block off Scottish waters if an independent Scotland were not allowed to join the EU leaves me more certain than ever that he and Nigel Farage are alternate sides of the same coin.

Two isolationists, hell-bent on breaking up the alliances between nations. Both suggest that the challenges nations face are all solved by resenting others who are allegedly taking things from them, jobs, homes, resources. Both appear unaware or disinterested in the fact that we live on a finite planet.

With an ever-growing human population, and an ever-growing consumption of resources, we have two options. The first is the Salmond/Farage approach: retreat and operate on the basis of every-man-for-himself; an unmanaged scramble by each nation to grab all the resources they can lay their hands on.

The second option is to recognise that working together to manage resources, control waste and pollution, and ensure the fairer distribution of wealth is in the long term interest of us all.

Co-operation with neighbouring countries in the EU, and with the UN, isn’t always easy, but the Salmon/Farage alternative is a road to conflict and chaos.

Christian Vassie, Blake Court, Wheldrake, York.

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5:32pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Thislittleold market town says...

Vassie no one gives a flying what you have to say you tedious person
Vassie no one gives a flying what you have to say you tedious person Thislittleold market town
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8:39pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Splendid piece of nonsense. So, if the Scottish people democratically vote for independence and the EU throw their toys out of the pram, its the fault of the Scots for wanting to be in control of their own country?
Wow.
Splendid piece of nonsense. So, if the Scottish people democratically vote for independence and the EU throw their toys out of the pram, its the fault of the Scots for wanting to be in control of their own country? Wow. Pinza-C55
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9:20am Thu 1 May 14

Zetkin says...

Mr Vassie lining up with messrs Cameron, Osborne, Milliband and Clegg is entirely predictable, Trying to separate them from Farage doesn't cut any ice as, like them, he's interested only in making ordinary people pay for the bankers' crisis.

With that crew all singing from the same unionist song-sheet, there's no wonder the polls are consistently shifting in the direction of Scots independence. If I lived north of the border, I'd certainly be voting Yes.
Mr Vassie lining up with messrs Cameron, Osborne, Milliband and Clegg is entirely predictable, Trying to separate them from Farage doesn't cut any ice as, like them, he's interested only in making ordinary people pay for the bankers' crisis. With that crew all singing from the same unionist song-sheet, there's no wonder the polls are consistently shifting in the direction of Scots independence. If I lived north of the border, I'd certainly be voting Yes. Zetkin
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