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Message 1298189 - Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 12:30:26 UTC

Ah that's 2 numpty's gone......

MSP's resign

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Message 1298199 - Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 13:19:17 UTC - in response to Message 1298189.  

Ah that's 2 numpty's gone......

MSP's resign

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Well, my earlier post say much about this..

Now Salmon wants the SNP to overturn it's traditional anti-Nato stance...
...why's that Alex??. How can one be anti-Nato when part of the UK but
pro-Nato when your out of the UK. Alex, your a right D-head !!


Seems like two MSP's agreed with me too, here. They must be reading our threads
up there in Scotland?

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Message 1299357 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 12:45:14 UTC

Hmmn, looks like the Jocks have mislayed their paperwork....

Law officers approved documents

hmmn, it seems the EU has got it wrong then when they stated that an independent new sovereign state would require a formal application to join.

Hey Alex, you've been at the Johnny Walker's again!
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Message 1300145 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 7:20:17 UTC

I don't see what they would gain by being "independent" It's still one relatively small island containing three states (sort of). Would Scotland form it's own Army, Navy and Air Force? Would it go out and seek alliances and form treaties with other nations? Would they close their borders with England and require Visas and passports? Would they increase taxes on their citizens to pay for having their own independent government? To me Scotland is to Great Britain as Puerto Rico is to the United States in some ways. Puerto Rico gets the benefit of protection from the USA but they are virtually an independent nation. Scotland is regarded world wide as an entity unto itself culturaly but has the benefit of the security afforded by being part of the United Kingdom. An independent Scotland would only benefit those who manage to become the leaders and no one else.
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Message 1300402 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 0:20:19 UTC

I think that's their objective, more devolved power ...
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Message 1301730 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 17:06:17 UTC - in response to Message 1300402.  

I think that's their objective, more devolved power ...

Most probably is their reason too. Yet to be given more powers, above and
beyond those of Northern Ireland, Wales and England, should mean that Scotland
should have less say in these other countries affairs. If not, Scotland could
end up in a position of autonomy to such an extent that it could become the
ruling country of the whole of the UK if it's powers at Westminster are not
appropriately curbed....food for thought.



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Message 1301777 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 18:56:15 UTC
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I agree

Scotland could have total devolved powers (tax raising, etc) and still remain in the Union.

If they did, then the transfer of the Westminster block grant would either finish or be reduced almost totally. That is except for an interim time when the Tax raising powers kick in and they get the tax money in.

For additional devolved powers the elections to Westminster would remain, and Scottish MPs could vote. But, for votes which only affect England all the Scottish MPs should be banned from a vote. Any found to have voted will be suspended for 2 months.

The exceptions to devolved power would be interest rates, the armed forces, and foreign policy - just like now.
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Message 1302048 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 12:04:14 UTC

Alex if this commences, you're on your own as it is in ENGLAND, so we won't need your North Sea Gas!

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Message 1302063 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 12:57:48 UTC - in response to Message 1302056.  

North Sea Oil



and the reference is......?
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Message 1302282 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 21:38:39 UTC - in response to Message 1302117.  

I'll give you that one as the colonials still need teaching.... :)
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Message 1302450 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 11:02:38 UTC

Hey Alex, you're not depending on this to enhance your Independence claim are you, or hoping that it'll do for Scotland what the Olympics did for Britain?

If you are, got bad news for you...it won't work!

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Message 1302500 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 16:45:36 UTC - in response to Message 1302498.  

So you're endorsing their independance then.....

..oh well, soon england will be a piddling little country surrounded by nations that don't like them.
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Message 1302522 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:05:28 UTC - in response to Message 1302500.  
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So you're endorsing their independance then.....

..oh well, soon england will be a piddling little country surrounded by nations that don't like them.

The Welsh don't mind us, Sirius. The Welsh assembly are looking at over 100,000
English commuting into Wales to work if Wales was to gain independence. They
want this lot over because of the skills they have. So it seems to me that the
Welsh will be looking at least for a working love affair.
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Message 1302560 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 18:58:58 UTC - in response to Message 1302513.  
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I'm looking forward to it happening!

Too many ingerlanders moan & castigate those who show the country's dirty linen in public rather than go out of their way to prevent it happening in the 1st place. you are the most prolific of them!

I'm here to stay along with the other 5 million foreigners....

...won't be long now...

You cannot see what that had to do with an independentScotland? It was in reply to your crass comments about the games....you created an Olympic thread so should have followed suit on the Commonwealth Games rather than invest this thread with your trivia.
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Message 1302568 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 19:19:58 UTC - in response to Message 1302558.  
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The Welsh assembly could increase its powers in the future and may one day evolve into a body similar to the Scottish Parliament.

In February 2010, assembly members voted in favour of holding a referendum on devolving further powers from Westminster. This motion must now gain approval from both Houses of Parliament.


You have to realise Nick that Sirius is not really interested in the future of either Scotland or Wales. He is just looking for excuses to make denigrating comments about England.

28 million tourists visited England alone in year 2011, must like us a lot.
The total for the whole of the UK that year was 31 million a ratio of 10 to 1.
So 9 out of every 10 people in the world prefer the English to either the
Welsh or the Scottish. So who cares if 12 million Welsh & Scott's don't like
us, going by the tourism ratio above, it seems that 6.5 billion people in
this world don't like either of you two....better start making friends, I'd say.
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Message 1302570 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 19:30:31 UTC - in response to Message 1302568.  

Love to Nick, but gotta finish the book I scoured the Yellow Pages for.....

Fly Fishing by

J R Hartley

Finished chapter one: Starting Small: Minnows
Now on Chapter two: Pike

Can't wait to get to Chapters 11 & 12

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Canning & Labelling.

Caught one baiter via Chapter one.
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Message 1302576 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 19:40:53 UTC - in response to Message 1302570.  

Love to Nick, but gotta finish the book I scoured the Yellow Pages for.....

Fly Fishing by

J R Hartley

Finished chapter one: Starting Small: Minnows
Now on Chapter two: Pike

Can't wait to get to Chapters 11 & 12

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Canning & Labelling.

Caught one baiter via Chapter one.

Read that one. Chapter 13 is good, all about Taxidermy.

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Message 1303176 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 17:41:10 UTC

FYI for all Jocks....

...this is where your money will go to if you go independent.....

....wasted projects.......

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Message 1303236 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 19:15:50 UTC - in response to Message 1303176.  
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FYI for all Jocks....

...this is where your money will go to if you go independent.....

....wasted projects.......

Counting Scottish Red-Heads

Er? got anything to do with 'just being in-bedded in their gene structure'?
If Wales was to gain independence then no doubt Brussels will carry out a
study of, 'Why do most Welsh men have such great singing voices'.
Eire, wonder if Brussels has yet thought about a study on Irish dietary habits,
'Why do the Irish eat so many spuds'
England, 'Why do so many English girls dye their hair blond'
UK, 'Why do they not want to be part of the ECM'..or have they done this one
already but refuse to publish it's findings?
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