Monday, 24 February 2014

Bavarians, Scots and the Swiss

I was recently in Munich on business and attended a networking reception focusing on Bavaria's export economy.  I managed to chat to a few companies to try and guage their mood and thoughts on the upcoming year - particularly their image of the UK and the prospect of Scottish independence.  I raised the issue of the upcoming referendum as the issue is gaining increasing momentum within the UK and I wanted to know if this was also reflected in Germany.  I thought independence might have some resonance with the Bavarians as they and the Scots possess very strong identities.  However, as I soon found out, their current concerns lie nearer to home...