Vox Populi Scotti

Should Scotland Stay or Go? Yea or Nay?

In the blue (Pantone 300)  Aye/Yea/Yes see you corner, is secessionista extraordinaire, Alex Salmond. He is the current First Minister of Scotland, a former member of the House Commons on behalf of a Scottish constituency, member of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and a former friend of the Westminster controlling Conservatives/Tories. Counted among his celebrity supporters are: Sean Connery (007), Gerard Butler (The 300) and various people from the Harry Potter movies including Robbie Cotrane and at least one X-Men , er X Man?, Alan Cumming aka Nightcrawler. Continue reading “Vox Populi Scotti”

Ay Caramba, I-Kiribati, Oy Vey

VOX recently published a map identifying the richest person and largest company in each European country. In The Netherlands and France, the richest person is a woman; Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken of Heineken breweries, the largest company and the world’s third largest brewery for the Dutch and for France,  L’Oreal and daughter of its founder, Liliane Bettencourt. In Ireland, these honors go to Palloonji Mistry, chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Continue reading “Ay Caramba, I-Kiribati, Oy Vey”

Primus inter pares

In September, Scots will vote whether or not to separate the United Kingdom.  Currently, the full name of the largest sovereign state in Queen Elizabeth’s Commonwealth realm of 16 countries is: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Come October, it could be something like ‘The United Kingdom of England, Wales and Northern Ireland but not that place to the North’ with the secession of the nation of Scotland.  A sovereign state is, in the condensed version, a geographic location under the authority of a centralized government recognized by international law and treaties.   The UN recognizes 195 independent sovereign states. Continue reading “Primus inter pares”