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Oliver Brown

Mr Norman Buchan said the SNP were always wanting Scotland to be compared with countries like Switzerland, "If that is the kind of economy they want, it is one based on cuckoo clocks. There would be little demand for a Scottish steel industry."

(Glasgow Herald, 6/2/76)

You can see two of the Swiss cuckoos in the innards of Ben Cruachan chirping away while generating electricity for as far away as the South of England. The Swiss have had to import a million workers because of their cuckoo economy. Coming back from their country, I cannot get used to the state of the chaos called Scotland.

Norman is one of those parochialist North Britons who call themselves International Socialists.

THE SWISS CHOSE INDEPENDENCE and achieved Prosperity. The Scots chose prosperity and did not achieve it.

I heard a Swiss lady complaining about the mentality of her fellow countrymen. "We are too prosperous," she said.

At last I had discovered one evil which an English Government could cure.

The Economic blizzard has hit Switzerland at last. In the last two years its unemployed has doubled their number. The last figure was over seven hundred, and pessimists fear that by the end of the year it will reach eight hundred. (June 75)



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