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Scottish Independence Referendum


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Poll: Should Scotland be an independent country? (38 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Scotland be an independent country?

  1. Yes (20 votes [52.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.63%

  2. No (18 votes [47.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.37%

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#321 JohnM

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:59 PM

Tuesday, a cafe in Crieff.
12 bikers. 12 teas. However when asked to pay, I said that Alex Salmond said it was free like everything in Scotland. In a strong Glasgow accent, the proprietor said, He a lying #### that Salmond. ...he then really set about him!!! The yes vote is not yet assured!!!

Next Up.. opinion in Fort William.

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#322 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:56 PM

Tuesday, a cafe in Crieff.
12 bikers. 12 teas. However when asked to payIng I said that Alex Salmond said it was free like everything in Scotland. In AARON strong Glasgow accent, the proprietor said, He a lying #### that Salmond. ...he then really set about him!!! The yes vote is not yet assured!!!

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He was probably a Rangers fans

#323 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:03 PM

http://blogs.channel..._medium=twitter

The UK and Scottish governments have published rival estimates of how Scotland’s finances would fare in the event of a “yes” vote in September’s independence referendum.

 

And the estimates are wildly different. The Treasury says Scots will benefit to the tune of about £1,400 a year if they choose to stay in the United Kingdom.

The Scottish Nationalist government says almost exactly the opposite, predicting an annual independence “bonus” of £1,000 for every man, woman and child in Scotland.

 

Who’s right?


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#324 John Drake

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:12 PM

Classy response on social media to J K Rowling's donation of a million quid to the 'no' campaign.

http://www.dailyreco...rowling-3678219


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#325 JohnM

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

tonight's BBC Question Time. Joan Burnie, the "no" campaign secret weapon! Virulently anti-English, irrational, hectoring, interrupting..

#326 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:40 PM

She was a tad condescending ...

Wasn't too impressed by that Savage chap either.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#327 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:46 AM

George Galloway speaks strongly for maintaining the United Kingdom.



#328 ckn

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:24 AM

Well that's another few voters for the "yes" camp then!


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#329 MikeW

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

Well that's another few voters for the "yes" camp then!

Quite.  I hate being on the wrong side of an argument, but this shows that clearly I am.



#330 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:41 AM

Well that's another few voters for the "yes" camp then!

not keen on Galloway

but IMHO that's one of the better pieces of rhetoric on the subject.

 

I hope they get their independence though. It will be a spectator sport only second to Rugby League


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#331 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

The campaign is for the undecided voters, hence the safe options - 

 

Keep the pound.

Keep the Queen.

Join NATO

 

We will be an independent Scotland but you won't notice a difference...


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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#332 ckn

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

not keen on Galloway

but IMHO that's one of the better pieces of rhetoric on the subject.

 

I hope they get their independence though. It will be a spectator sport only second to Rugby League

Galloway is an outstanding orator but his personality, politics and general oiliness make him extremely unlikeable.  Generally, I find that if he's agreeing with something then I want to disagree and find that I need to convince myself otherwise even on things I'd naturally also agree with.


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#333 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

Galloway is an outstanding orator but his personality, politics and general oiliness make him extremely unlikeable.  Generally, I find that if he's agreeing with something then I want to disagree and find that I need to convince myself otherwise even on things I'd naturally also agree with.

I don't know whether you've met Galloway, but I have and I don't think he's unlikeable. He wouldn't be so prominent if he was.

 

I disagree with him on many things, in many cases very strongly, but when you meet him Galloway is engaging, humorous, courteous and amusing.

 

He is actually rather more likeable than many people whose opinions I would probably have far more sympathy with.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

I don't know whether you've met Galloway, but I have and I don't think he's unlikeable. He wouldn't be so prominent if he was.

 

I disagree with him on many things, in many cases very strongly, but when you meet him Galloway is engaging, humorous, courteous and amusing.

 

He is actually rather more likeable than many people whose opinions I would probably have far more sympathy with.

I have actually met him and he just grated on me, he was like a stuck musical note "me me me me me me".  He tunes himself to his audience though, those who can do things for him he becomes a different person to those who he meets and can't do things for him.


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#335 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

I have actually met him and he just grated on me, he was like a stuck musical note "me me me me me me".  He tunes himself to his audience though, those who can do things for him he becomes a different person to those who he meets and can't do things for him.

I doubt whether he thought I could do anything for him.

 

But he's certainly egotistical, although in that regard he is not too different from many other politicians.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

Both sides making in-roads into the "don't know/undecided" voters.  Looks like it's going to be far closer than most people could have imagined a couple of years ago.


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#337 JohnM

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

The Queen was visiting Scotland and Alex Salmond called by.
HM: How nice to see you Mr Salmond
AS: Nice to see you Ma’am. Now, what are we going to call Scotland when we win Independence? How about calling it a Kingdom, and then I’ll be a King?
HM: No, we don’t like that.
AS: All right, so how about calling it a Principality, and then I’ll be a Prince?
HM: .... (thinks).... No Mr Salmond, I think we should call it a Country.






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