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Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:19 am
by Captain Kinopio
Rather than happy how they are I'd say don't want a bunch of painful upheaval for negligible benefit.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:28 am
by Alvin Flummux
So... are the results out?

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Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:50 am
by Irene Demova
[iup=3568318]Alvin Flummux[/iup] wrote:So... are the results out?

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Give it 6 hours at least

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:51 am
by Luboluke
[iup=3568312]Return_of_the_STAR[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568308]Herbi[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568305]Luke_25[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568300]Return_of_the_STAR[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568298]Luke_25[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568282]Herbi[/iup] wrote:Why are some people so suddenly sure of a No vote if there's been no new polling.


Because when you go outside and I've been to a few polling stations today, and I see the NO posters that surround them, and I remember that there's quite a large right-wing working class population in this country, and then there's that older generation, they're not activists and they don't say what they're thinking but I know they want to keep things the way they are. And I remember that most people in this country just blame their problems on the immigrants or the unemployed and not the people who actually control things, and most of them won't vote yes because they've been told it's too scary.


Is it not possible that they just like the way things are and that they are happy being part of the United Kingdom?


And everything is great and things are going to be wonderful? Are you happy with the way things are ROts? What influence do you have on the political process, even locally? Have you ever seen democracy in effect as such as it has been in this referendum?


Yes,

I went to see The National instead of voting in the last election.

Democracy rocks :datass:


:lol:

Luke I have no idea why you've written that to me in such an aggressive manner. I was simply saying that some people must surely just be happy with the current set up and don't want change. They won't be swayed as they are happy how they are.


I wan't being aggressive mate. I know what you're saying, I agree some (upper/middle class) will be happy with what they've got, I suggest most others have been manipulated through fear of the uncertainty of independence, but are not actually happy. Then there are others such as the orange lodge and it's supporters who want to preserve the union simply because a large part of their (fascist) culture will be pointless without it.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:04 am
by Rocsteady
As someone who voted yes earlier there are plenty of valid reasons to vote no.

To suggest people have voted to stay part of the UK purely either through self interest or have been manipulated into it is retarded, and childish in the extreme.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:23 am
by Luboluke
I think voting against your country governing itself fully is retarded. And willingly ceding power to those who couldn't give a gooseberry fool about you is a slap in the face to your fellow citizen.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:24 am
by Parksey
ianf wrote:As someone who voted yes earlier there are plenty of valid reasons to vote no.

To suggest people have voted to stay part of the UK purely either through self interest or have been manipulated into it is retarded, and childish in the extreme.


Though I feel I would possibly vote Yes if I had the choice (it is impossible to ascertain how I would feel if I were Scottish, however, as I would have a totally different view on things), I feel it is wrong that Luke suggests a No vote is just a vote against democracy, or consigning people to live in a miserable world where change is banished. These people may want change; they just may by want this change. It is a perfectly valid thing to think. It is not undemocratic to vote No either.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:27 am
by Saigon Slick
[iup=3568241]CuriousOyster[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568200]Corazon de Leon[/iup] wrote:A woman from Merseyside apparently got beaten up at a polling station in Shettleston. strawberry floating hell.


Do you know where Hillhead in Kirkintilloch is Corza? I think I recall you saying you lived in Cumbernauld?Yeah apparently there was a fight at their polling station, loads of police :lol: Not surprising really.


Bishopbriggs mate, and yes I know Hillhead! Not surprised to hear that! :slol:

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:28 am
by Karl_
Clackmannanshire results coming out now!

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:28 am
by Jay Adama
[iup=3568328]Luke_25[/iup] wrote:I think voting against your country governing itself fully is retarded. And willingly ceding power to those who couldn't give a gooseberry fool about you is a slap in the face to your fellow citizen.

Please do not insult those who do not share your views.

You are welcome to state your opinion for or against either side but this does not include saying people who hold the opposite view to are "retarded".

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:29 am
by Octoroc
Clackmannanshire votes "No" (54%)

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:30 am
by Karl_
Clackmannanshire:

16,350 Yes - 19,036 No
(46% Yes, 54% No)

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:30 am
by DML
Well, that could be it right there.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:34 am
by Saigon Slick
Clackmannanshire's barely bigger in population than the town I come from. There's a long way to go, although a lot of people seem to think it's looking like a No victory.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:35 am
by Jay Adama
[iup=3568335]DML[/iup] wrote:Well, that could be it right there.

...really? It's like 0.8% of eligible voters :|

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:38 am
by Karl_
It's really impossible to tell whether this is a blip or indicative of some greater trend. Smarter and more able people than I will do the stats, but needless to say 30k-ish is a tiny sample when we're expecting millions of votes.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:39 am
by kommissarboris
strawberry float sake Clackmannanshire

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Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:39 am
by Karl_
Did he just say West Lothian SNP leaders have conceded a "No" vote? That's much bigger news if so, surely?

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:40 am
by DML
[iup=3568337]Jay Adama[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568335]DML[/iup] wrote:Well, that could be it right there.

...really? It's like 0.8% of eligible voters :|


Sure, but this was meant to be a bang on yes, thats a massive blow for Yes IF the trend extends further.

Re: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:41 am
by Octoroc
SNP/"Yes" conceding defeat in West Lothian apparently.