<![CDATA[Hedgehogs.net: '' related content]]> http://www.hedgehogs.net/tag/british+broadcasting+corporation?view=rss http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376804/how-to-be-a-big-fish-in-a-small-pond Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:01:29 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376804/how-to-be-a-big-fish-in-a-small-pond <![CDATA[How to be a big fish in a small pond]]> 11376804 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376798/video-postwestgate-kenyas-security-push Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:01:22 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376798/video-postwestgate-kenyas-security-push <![CDATA[VIDEO: Post-Westgate: Kenya's security push]]> 11376798 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376339/yes-makes-100-perfect-sense-for-scotland-too-close-to-call-strange-bedfellows Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:11:03 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376339/yes-makes-100-perfect-sense-for-scotland-too-close-to-call-strange-bedfellows <![CDATA["Yes" Makes 100% Perfect Sense for Scotland; Too Close to Call; Strange Bedfellows]]> Scotland Vote Too Close to Call

Here's some good news for those rooting for Scottish independence:

In spite of a massive fearmongering campaign by both Labour and Tories in the UK, Scots Independence Race Tightens Six Days Before Ballot.
Scotland’s nationalists drew closer to the Better Together campaign in the latest poll on independence before the referendum, making the run-in to the Sept. 18 vote too close to call.

The poll of 1,000 people for the Guardian newspaper yesterday put support for “yes” on 49 percent and “no” on 51 percent after excluding undecided voters. It is the fourth poll in a week to put the “yes” side within the 3 percent error margin of victory. Only one of those has had the pro-independence side ahead.

Women vs Men

Women backed staying in the U.K. by 55 percent to 45 percent, while men favored independence by 52 percent to 48 percent.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc was among lenders to announce contingency plans this week to move some operations out of Scotland in the event of a “yes” vote. Salmond demanded a probe into the disclosure, first reported by the BBC citing a Treasury source, accusing the government of deliberate “scaremongering” by briefing sensitive information before the referendum.

Utter Nonsense

Business leader, Tim Martin, the chairman of pub chain JD Wetherspoon Plc (JDW), was dismissive of warnings from businesses about the costs of independence. “Most of what has been said has been utter nonsense,” he told BBC Radio.

“New Zealand has got a similar population to Scotland, its own currency and it does tremendously well; Singapore -- fantastic economy, only 2 or 3 million people; Switzerland does very well,” he said. “There’s obviously no reason why Scotland can’t have its own government if that’s what the Scots want.”
"Scotland Better Off On Its Own

In response to RBS, 4 Other Banks Warn of Relocation to England if Scots Vote Yes; Catalans Stage Mass Protest for Independence Pater Tenebrarum at the Acting Man blog pinged me with this pertinent comment:

"Scotland will be better off on its own. It matters not one whit where these companies are headquartered. In fact, an independent Scotland would be able to introduce a regulatory and tax regime that makes it irresistible to foreign companies."


    1. The EU is concerned that Scotland may lower corporate taxes and pull business from elsewhere.
    2. Labour is concerned about the loss of Labour votes in the UK parliament.
    3. Spain and the EU are concerned that a Scotland "yes" vote for independence will cause Catalans to do the same.
    4. Cameron is worried that he may actually have to put a British EU exit to vote if "Yes" passes.

      Strange Bedfellows

      Politics makes strange bedfellows and the above four points show why.

      "Yes" Makes 100% Perfect Sense for Scotland

      Scotland has far better opportunities on its own. Any loss in business of financial industries could easily be regained elsewhere.

      The only caveat is that Scotland would have to implement tax reforms to make that happen.

      Regardless, the success or failure of independence would be up to the Scots as it should be.

      Mike "Mish" Shedlock
      http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376270/four-short-links-10-september-2014 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:51:14 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376270/four-short-links-10-september-2014 <![CDATA[Four short links: 10 September 2014]]>
      1. BERG Closing — may open source their Little Printer server and IoT middleware. A shame, as Warren Ellis says, because they pulled bits of the future into the present. They were optimistic, not dystopic. I have a feeling BERG grads are going to be like BBC grads, where a certain crop from ~2003 or so went on to be influential at many different places. Dispersing dandelions of delight.
      2. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow — beating our minds’ misweighting of future events. This: When being invited to do things months in advance, the diary usually looks pretty clear and it’s tempting to say “yes”. But whenever a new invitation arrives, ask yourself not, “should I accept the invitation in March?” but, “would I accept the invitation if it was for this week?” (via BoingBoing)
      3. Weave — build a network of Docker containers running on different hosts. Weave can traverse firewalls and operate in partially connected networks. Traffic can be encrypted, allowing hosts to be connected across an untrusted network. With weave you can easily construct applications consisting of multiple containers, running anywhere.
      4. How Apple Pay Works And Why It Matters — for some reason this was the right level of explanation for me. Hope it helps. The end result is a token that can be used across merchants and both online (In-App) and offline (NFC, In-Person). Disaggregate and micropay for ALL THE THINGS.

      http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376148/video-best-football-anthems-voted-by-you Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:52:48 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376148/video-best-football-anthems-voted-by-you <![CDATA[VIDEO: Best football anthems - voted by you]]> 11376148 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376130/video-professor-green-good-and-bad-days Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:52:31 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376130/video-professor-green-good-and-bad-days <![CDATA[VIDEO: Professor Green: 'Good and bad days']]> 11376130 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376011/scots-nhs-faces-400m-funding-gap Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:50:32 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11376011/scots-nhs-faces-400m-funding-gap <![CDATA[Scots NHS 'faces £400m funding gap']]> 11376011 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11375414/worldviews-new-photos-show-uzbekistans-jailed-princess-allegedly-being-harassed-by-guards Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:01:59 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11375414/worldviews-new-photos-show-uzbekistans-jailed-princess-allegedly-being-harassed-by-guards <![CDATA[WorldViews: New photos show Uzbekistanâs âjailed princessâ allegedly being harassed by guards]]> New photos that are believed to have been smuggled out of Uzbekistan appear to show Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the country's president, who is believed to have been under house arrest since March, according to London-based spokesman Ryan Locksley. After the BBC released alleged secret recordings of Karimova that were sent abroad via USB stick about three weeks ago, Karimova's treatment by Uzbek authorities has deteriorated, according to Locksley, who says he was hired by Karimova's friends and some members of her family.


      http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11374852/exgoldman-duos-fulcrum-enjoys-best-year-since-2007 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:01:10 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11374852/exgoldman-duos-fulcrum-enjoys-best-year-since-2007 <![CDATA[Ex-Goldman duo's Fulcrum enjoys best year since 2007]]> 11374852 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11374735/exgoldman-duos-fulcrum-enjoys-best-year-since-2007 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:42:10 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/11374735/exgoldman-duos-fulcrum-enjoys-best-year-since-2007 <![CDATA[Ex-Goldman duo's Fulcrum enjoys best year since 2007]]> 11374735