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Old Sep 19th 2014, 4:33 pm
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Bye bye Alex. Your ambition got the better of you and ended in abject embarrassment for you and your party.

BBC News - Scottish referendum: Alex Salmond to quit as first minister
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 4:40 pm
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I wonder if the SNP will hold on to power in future elections? I read yesterday that the Scottish Assembly elections achieved a much lower turnout than the UK election in Scotland did, presumably because Scottish voters thought the Westminster election more relevant than one for a Scottish Assembly.

Now Scottish voters know that they need to vote for the Scottish Assembly. Unionist parties will make sure to get folks out for the vote. So maybe the next Scottish Government will be Labour?
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Boiler View Post

With the imperialist yoke still there, much less likely.

I would have been fine with them being independent, but "the imperialist yoke"? Really?



Will nobody free the suffering Scots?
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 4:53 pm
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If they're smart (ha, politicians smart?) they will still deliver on their promises AND do something for the rest of the union too. By doing so, the likelihood of a further referendum would diminish even further. One can hope.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I would have been fine with them being independent, but "the imperialist yoke"? Really?

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Old Sep 19th 2014, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I would have been fine with them being independent, but "the imperialist yoke"? Really?

http://izquotes.com/quotes-pictures/...ara-234164.jpg

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What about Tooting? Its been waiting for freedom for ages.....
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Originally Posted by materialcontroller View Post
Bye bye Alex. Your ambition got the better of you and ended in abject embarrassment for you and your party.

BBC News - Scottish referendum: Alex Salmond to quit as first minister
Maybe it was just the media I was following, but he seemed to slink off pretty early last night, and left Sturgeon to field the "brave face" aspect. I hadn't thought he could get much lower in my estimation, but he exceeded expectations
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Maybe Hotscot will make you one of his large G&T's.
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 4:58 pm
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45 to 55 sounds pretty close to me.
It's not.
In this scenario that's a very large gap.

Fortunately.
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What about Tooting? Its been waiting for freedom for ages.....
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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad View Post
Maybe it was just the media I was following, but he seemed to slink off pretty early last night, and left Sturgeon to field the "brave face" aspect. I hadn't thought he could get much lower in my estimation, but he exceeded expectations
I thought his short speech once the result was clear was pretty mealy mouthed.
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 5:09 pm
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This referendum, and by inference Alex Salmond, has achieved one thing - it's reenergized people politically. I really wish there was a General Election hot on the heels of this - I would hope the momentum would be transferred. Increased devolution in Scotland may lead to decentralization as a whole, which I don't think would be a bad thing.

Having lived in Scotland for 9 years, the range of responses doesn't surprise me. No voters are getting a feel for what it is to be like being English in Scotland. Some people don't care, some are welcoming, some will have a laugh with you, but a vocal minority will tell you to **** off back to England and mean it.
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Giantaxe View Post
I thought his short speech once the result was clear was pretty mealy mouthed.
Salmond has basically had everything he's ever believed in rejected by his own people and unceremoniously thrown right back in his face.
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Hotscot View Post

Just waiting for Eck's speech..."We triumphantly gave the Scottish people their own choice..A triumph for Democracy"
Apologies for quoting myself but I was amused on reading this...

"He thanked the more than 1.5 million Scots who voted for independence, saying, "This has been a triumph for the democratic process and for participation in politics.""

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