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Should Scotland be an independent country?

Old Sep 16th 2014, 9:49 pm
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To be honest I can't really say I care what way the vote goes now because the amount of lies being told by both sides is unbelievable. Still large oil fields in the west of Scotland that can't be drilled because we need to keep Faslane for the tridents! Whatever way the vote goes Scotlands screwed!
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Old Sep 16th 2014, 10:03 pm
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Read this article from an independent company

Scottish West Coast untapped oil and gas reserves worth trillions - Oil and Gas News

Fair enough we can't access some of the oil right now but trust me having worked somewhere that test oil and gas equipment these companies are more than willing to through money at this kind of thing.
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Old Sep 17th 2014, 8:11 am
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Seems to me to be like cutting off of a very large nose just to spite your face. I actually could not care less because it will not affect me or mine one jot, but one can only hope they have done the maths and have it all sussed out, as it seems to me they have everything to lose and nothing to gain.

Scotland and NZ are much alike in respect that so many folks that love it and think it's wonderful prefer not to live there. So it is rather pleasing to see that millions of plastic Jocks and expat armchair experts don't get to vote.
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Luckily I don't leave for another 2 weeks so get a vote!
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Old Sep 18th 2014, 11:36 am
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I like the way the claimed Scottish waters conveniently have a big bulge in them to encompass all the oil fields.
Not sure who drew up that plan
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 1:44 am
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First vote in its a 53.8% to no and 46.2% to yes in Clackmannanshire according to a Scottish friend on FB
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by MrsFychan View Post
First vote in its a 53.8% to no and 46.2% to yes in Clackmannanshire according to a Scottish friend on FB
Strangely close to our results: 54% No and 46% Yes - BE gets it right so far!
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Originally Posted by Woodlea View Post
Strangely close to our results: 54% No and 46% Yes - BE gets it right so far!
Yes. It is isn't it.



edit...

Shetland: 63.7% No to 36.3% Yes

Orkney has voted 67% No, to 33% Yes.

Western Isles (Eilean Siar) declares for NO

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Only one to declare now and Mr H and I have job security once again, can breath a sigh of relief and start thinking forward now with hope.

Thank goodness for the United Kingdom staying united
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Old Sep 20th 2014, 12:37 am
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I agree!
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Old Sep 20th 2014, 12:41 pm
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It'll be a neverendum.

I thought SNP might have been better to make a strategic move towards a highly devolved union before asking if they should cut the cord.

Similarly UKIP on Europe, they need a progressive phase out to mitigate economic risk.

Luckily neither take this view.
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I'm a bit surprised at the result. Thank goodness for Gordon Brown.

A bad moment for the right wing lunatics. Hahaha!!!
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Old Sep 21st 2014, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Blade Down Under View Post
I'm a bit surprised at the result. Thank goodness for Gordon Brown.

A bad moment for the right wing lunatics. Hahaha!!!
Correction: in Scotland it is the left wing that want out of the Union.
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Old Sep 25th 2014, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
It'll be a neverendum.
move towards a highly devolved union before asking if they should cut the cord
It's already highly devolved with Scotland having it's own parliament, separate MSPs to the UK government MPs and tax altering powers.

You can see what's devolved and what's still decided on a UK wide basis on the Parliament website. Further powers were devolved in 2012 after the initial devolution.

You can read a snapshot summary of the tax varying issue here, from 2016 Scotland will be able to vary it's own income tax by more than the current 3%.
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