union jackGreetings, my fellow port swillers!

Ol’ Robbo is delighted that the Scots voted to stay within the Union and, frankly, surprised that it really wasn’t even close.  Were I a cynic, I would suspect that Alex Salmond and his fellow “Yessers” probably knew that this was coming and ramped up the pre-vote splitsville hype to eleventy!! over the past few weeks simply in order to squeeze as much out of London in terms of monies and power as they could before the vote was cast.

Were I a cynic, of course.

And now it will be interesting to see if David Cameron actually ponies up.

As I said earlier this week, Scotland is a failed welfare state.  (I know I’m being redundant.)  IMHO, it would have found itself in a much worse condition as an independent one than as it is in its current leech-like status.   Reform is desperately needed, but I believe it can come about more readily via a United Kingdom than otherwise.

And while we’re on the topic, here are a couple bonus quotes which ought to be stapled to the foreheads of many people on both sides of the Pond:

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Mags Thatcher

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.” – The Gipper

UPDATE:  Well, that didn’t take very long.