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Healthy profits

21 February 2014 / Issue 679

The companies fighting the obesity epidemic


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John Stepek

Why I’d vote No

As a Scot, one of the first questions I get asked by new acquaintances in the City these days is whether I’d vote for Scottish independence or not. My answer is always a firm ‘no’.

That’s because under the SNP, I fear the economy would collapse in a mire of cronyism, muddle-headed socialism and a basic failure to accept that all the ‘free’ stuff provided by the government actually has to be paid for somehow.

But if I had any faith in the people who would run the country post-independence, I might well reconsider…

• Read the full editor’s letter here: Why I’d vote No