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Message 1364862 - Posted: 5 May 2013, 17:48:23 UTC

Seems to have gone all quiet in Scotland regarding independence...

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Message 1364874 - Posted: 5 May 2013, 18:02:23 UTC - in response to Message 1364862.  

Seems to have gone all quiet in Scotland regarding independence...


Well someone's getting worried.......Leaving early......before the dam bursts.....
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Message 1364882 - Posted: 5 May 2013, 18:17:06 UTC - in response to Message 1364874.  
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Seems to have gone all quiet in Scotland regarding independence...


Well someone's getting worried.......Leaving early......before the dam bursts.....

Is there a Sainsbury's there???

They're still recovering from Saturday night on the booze ...

Whilst they can still afford it...
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Message 1369607 - Posted: 19 May 2013, 8:47:38 UTC

Independent Scotland open to Cyprus-style bank risks, says Britain

At 12-1/2 times the size of Scotland's economic output, Scotland's banking sector would be even more out of proportion to the economy than that of Cyprus, which ground to a standstill earlier this year as the cost of recapitalizing its banks, which had assets worth nine times its GDP, spiralled.
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Message 1369799 - Posted: 19 May 2013, 19:43:04 UTC

The lead party in the Coalition don't seem to want a steady ship nor remain in power for another 2 years ATM ...................
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Message 1370153 - Posted: 20 May 2013, 23:58:33 UTC

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Message 1371643 - Posted: 25 May 2013, 5:58:52 UTC

No wonder they want independence, they're so rich they can turn away customers.....

.....Ships Company given Freedom of City, then refused service in pub

But then again........
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Message 1375451 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 16:41:30 UTC

Looks like another idea may backfire.

It was been proposed some time ago that for the referendum the voting age should be reduced by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon SNP. But now it seems this age group would reject independence.

Scottish independence: Study suggests most 16/17 year olds would vote 'no'
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Message 1375461 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 16:57:00 UTC - in response to Message 1375451.  

Of course they would say no! They don't have to pay tuition fees whereas should they go independent, the Scottish government will soon have to introduce fees, which they certainly won't like!
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Message 1376233 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 23:06:57 UTC - in response to Message 1375461.  

Of course, if the Scots, are conned into independence (which would just happen to make, Mr Salmonella, all 'powerful'), hundreds of workers in the area around Devonport, Plymouth, will be highly delighted. Thats more than could be said for the hundreds of workers around the Faslane area! Mr Salmonella is quite clearly, to paraphrase the late David Penhaligon MP (whom I, as many did, much admired) hoping that 'turkeys will vote for Christmas'.



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Message 1376236 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 23:10:37 UTC - in response to Message 1376233.  

Yep! Why do you think the "Turkeys" are trying their utmost to wipe Xmas out? It's so they can continue to vote themselves £10k rises without them being "cooked"!
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Message 1383242 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 1:11:09 UTC

Had an interesting conversation yesterday afternoon with a colleague of mine
based/living in Scotland down on a visit to us in London. Regarding Scottish
independence this colleague's remark was, "No one's interested in gaining
independence in Scotland and to this end no one can actually stand Alex Salmon"
...Bye-bye Alex in 2014 then....


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Message 1383595 - Posted: 22 Jun 2013, 6:36:19 UTC - in response to Message 1383444.  

Well to be fair Nick, that was your colleagues opinion. Was there an opinion poll that he read to come to that conclusion, was it down to all his family and friends thinking that etc. That is a very broad brush statement to make on behalf of the Scottish people without some evidence behind it. But if he is in fact correct that the majority share that view, which is what we have thought for a long time anyway, that is an interesting comment. I think I would have challenged him further :-)


I felt no need to challenge "Her" any further as she left me in no doubt about
the general feelings of the Scottish over this issue.

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Message 1385359 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 11:32:56 UTC
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23096931
The Scottish government to introduce a 5 pence levy on plastic shopping bags.

Levy money expected to be around £5 million to be given to "Good causes"...
Meaning a new government body set up called the "Plastic Bag Fund".
Employing about 10 persons of which two will be high paying salary jobs for
mates of ministers....if not ex-ministers themselves. Leaving after costs about
£2 million to give away. Then the Plastic Bag Fund will then start faffing
about trying to decide who qualifies as a good cause to receive some money.
This sort of goings-on was what the Scottish government went out of their way to
avoid so not to alienate the Scottish voter whilst, "Independence for Scotland"
was on the agender. Me thinks that now with this plastic shopping bag charge
being introduced may give an indication that the SNP has started to give up
on any hopes of winning this referendum in 2014?
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Message 1385566 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 21:29:51 UTC

Yet another profit center!

They are doing it on this side of the pond too.

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Message 1397061 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 17:17:04 UTC

Welfare reforms potentially costly

"We've had a tough few years, but what this report really nails is the fact that, under independence, there would be huge cost pressures on an independent Scotland, particularly as our population is aging, and particularly because of the challenges we have in raising the money to pay for that increasing bill."

So you won't be leaving then?
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Message 1397484 - Posted: 1 Aug 2013, 8:56:12 UTC - in response to Message 1385370.  

Northern Ireland and Wales have already done it.

Bag charge

The problem is, are the alternatives any greener?
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Message 1402617 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 15:29:30 UTC

Well there we have it, it's not going to happen.

Why, you ask am I so sure, well Nate Silver has read the runes and said so, that's why.

Scottish independence campaign has almost no chance, says Nate Silver

Political polling guru says data on referendum is 'pretty definitive' unless there is a major crisis in England


In an interview with The Scotsman, Silver, who correctly predicted the results of all 50 states in 2012, said the Scottish data was "pretty definitive". "There's virtually no chance that the 'yes' side will win," he said. "If you look at the polls, it's pretty definitive really where the no side is at 60-55% and the yes side is about 40 or so."
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Message 1403346 - Posted: 15 Aug 2013, 7:37:15 UTC
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Another of Alex Salmond's inconsistencies exposed. He wanted independent Scotland to be nuclear free, by closing submarine base on the Clyde, and a member of NATO.

Nato chiefs deal blow to SNP's anti-nuclear strategy
Senior Nato officials have warned Alex Salmond's government that an independent Scotland would be barred from joining Nato if there were any disputes over the basing of nuclear weapons on the Clyde.

The Guardian can reveal that a small group of Scottish civil servants travelled to Nato HQ in Brussels last month to discuss Scotland's options for joining the alliance if Salmond wins next year's independence referendum. They argued that an independent Scotland should be given special treatment because it was already a significant part of an existing, founder member of Nato, the UK.
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Message 1406850 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 11:24:37 UTC

Lovely public servants running the UK.......

Too much whiskey your honour
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