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    Do you think Scotland should separate from Britain?

    Poll ended at Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:49 pm

    Yes, I'd like to see Scotland separate from Britain.
    48
    52%
    No, I'd like to see Scotland stay part of Britain.
    39
    42%
    Undecided but realise I can change my vote within the next 90 days. Depends on the debate - come on convince me.
    6
    6%
     
    Total votes : 93

    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby morag » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:32 pm

    Would you still have the Netherlands ruled by Spain, John?
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby morag » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:37 pm

    And as someone said on another site, - if, in a Dublin pub, you suggested rejoining Britain, would you get a round of applause or a kicking? Has any country that got independence gone crawling back, cap in hand?
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby Richard » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:46 pm

    //funny //funny //funny //funny //funny //funny
    HILARIOUS, JD.
    I needed that.
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby morag » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:15 pm

    Here's an interesting link (well, I thought so!), and the comments after surprised me given the Herald, like most Scottish media, is very pro Union.
    http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/ ... .133152146
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby John Donnelly » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:08 pm

    Morag,

    this is an emotional reaction.

    Yes, the Dutch threw the Spanish out. That is not to say that, had they not done that, the Netherlands might be a much more stable and prosperous place than it is today. We don't, and never will, know. The whole of Europe might have been a much better place. One thought I might put into the argument would be that that would have precluded Napoleon getting up to his tricks, which would in all probability have avoided the two world wars last century.

    History is a funny old process.

    I like the story about the history professors' conference where a delegate asked a Chinese professor whether he thought that the French revolution was a success or not. His reply was that it was too soon to form an opinion.

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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby morag » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:35 pm

    The other side of the coin is I think it's preposterous that Scottish M.P.s get to vote on matters only affecting England but English M.P.s don't have any say on Scottish matters.
    added, because the site seems to be playing up, and couldn't include before. I don't think it's so much about better / worse off as it is about subjugation..no proud race of people like to have a 'master'. :(
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby John Donnelly » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:59 pm

    Morag,

    emotions, emotions.

    I'd rather be better off with a master than miserably independent.

    There's always a master somewhere. All we ever do is change one for another. You'd change Cameron for Salmon. Who is to say you'd be better off.

    As I said earlier, let''s wait, no let's insist, that these people who want our votes, (to serve their own agendas - which is not necessarily intended to benefit us, the people), set out the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed changes, WITHOUT THE EMOTION, so that we can make a reasoned and logical decision as to what will be best for the Scottish nation.

    A super-sceptical JD.
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby morag » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:13 pm

    Which is why the push for the SNP to move the vote forward is wrong. All the nooks and crannies have to be presented. It's a big decision and not to be rushed. The unionist parties seem to be pushing for sooner.

    And you're right, it is quite emotional as well as being tired of being treated as the (somewhat) poor relative at the feast, if it comes right down to it, I'd rather be less well off, proud and independent than comfortable but beholden..I'm funny that way! 8) I'm a little bit stubborn, not too much, usually see both sides of an argument sometimes too much so (Libra :roll: ) I like to pay my own way, not be kept.
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby Richard » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:21 am

    I, also, have been having trouble with the site this morning.
    Between 8.45am and 9.10am I could not get onto the site but seems ok now ?
    Knowing very little about computers etc, I don't know if this should be brought to someone's attention ?
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby Richard » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:44 pm

    Making the Financial Case FOR Scottish Independence:
    The following article is lengthy and will bore most people rigid, myself included, but the case for
    Scottish Independence was never going to be written on the back of a match box.
    You will be hard pushed to find another that will support the Independence case, as well as this does.
    Please also note that NO contrary unionist evidence exists to deny any of the information contained
    in this article. If there is then it would be nice to see it.

    Niall Aslen, (the author), is from a farming background and, as well as serving in the military(RAF),
    he has spent over 30 years as an accountant with access to Treasury Book's.

    http://www.scottishpolitics.org/scotchi ... ption.html

    http://www.realmofscotland.com/Subdetail.aspx?id=20
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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby morag » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:09 pm

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    Re: Poll - Does Scotland really want to go it alone?

    Postby Richard » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:27 pm

    Morag:
    What can I say ?
    Words fail me, although not surprising.
    Almost makes you want to shout; Come ahead ya numpty.
    Then they wonder why we want to go it alone AND why they have been almost wiped out in Scotland.
    Roll on Independence.
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