[DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence - It's a No!

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Should Scotland be an independent country?

YES (I am eligible to vote in the referendum)
30
16%
NO (I am eligible to vote in the referendum)
19
10%
YES (I will not be eligible)
30
16%
NO (I will not be eligible)
111
58%
 
Total votes: 190
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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Buffalo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:19 pm

Cumulative to the max, trust me.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by captain red dog » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:21 pm

If we get a No, I want to see Salmond dragged in front of the Iron throne and made to bend the knee. Then we can send Cameron up to Scotland to be Warden of the North. :twisted:

Seriously though, I genuinely want the best for Scotland, I know some Scots and they have been excellent company and bloody fine people. One is one of my very best friends. It's a shame nationalists from both sides feel animosity due to stuff that happened centuries ago, the vast majority of people I know basically just want to live happily side by side.

It's the same with football yobs.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Mafro » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:24 pm

Just seen on Facebook that one of my friend's neighbours is projecting Braveheart onto their house.

Beyond parody.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Cyburn2 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:31 pm

Probably fixed


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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Vermin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:33 pm

He wiz bullied intae that.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:51 pm

[iup=3567929]ianf[/iup] wrote:Me too, was actually quite nervous in the booth.

Still don't truly know which way I would rather it went.

I can't see why it would ever go any way other than Yes.

No simply failed to provide any rationale to the contrary simply saying "well, it could be worse." To which the overwhelming response was "aye? how?"

The fact of the matter is that Westminster has slowly dismantled the very fabric of British culture 'til just about the only remnant is... well, Westminster. Well, we've privatised everything else. Maybe it's about time we did the same thing with government. Competition breeds best-in-service, does it not?

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Lagamorph » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:07 pm

[iup=3568136]TheTurnipKing[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3567929]ianf[/iup] wrote:Me too, was actually quite nervous in the booth.

Still don't truly know which way I would rather it went.

I can't see why it would ever go any way other than Yes.

No simply failed to provide any rationale to the contrary simply saying "well, it could be worse." To which the overwhelming response was "aye? how?"

The fact of the matter is that Westminster has slowly dismantled the very fabric of British culture 'til just about the only remnant is... well, Westminster. Well, we've privatised everything else. Maybe it's about time we did the same thing with government. Competition breeds best-in-service, does it not?

The Yes campaign was built entirely on maybes and what they wanted to happen rather than what is likely to actually happen. There were no compromises, no considerations or explanations of potential risks of independence, just "It'll be great and we'll get everything we want". If I believed the Yes campaign at face value I'd believe that Scotland will automatically and immediately be an EU member, will have a formal currency union with the UK, that Oil reserves will last a minimum of 50 more years and that there is absolutely no risk to the Scottish financial system or employment. None of that can be taken as fact though, and much of it is doubtful at best.

Unfortunately some people have fallen for the entirely positive message because from a PR perspective it certainly does sound better than the more down to earth No campaign that's had to outline all of the risks of independence. The Yes campaign has basically just been pandering to nationalism and telling people what they want to hear.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Johnny Ryall » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:25 pm

Not sure how I'm going to sleep tonight. :dread:

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by elite knight danbo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:26 pm

Good thing the vote is today, I was getting tired of being told how down-to-earth and reasonable the No stories are by people who haven't had to endure them for months.

[iup=3568158]Johnny Ryall[/iup] wrote:Not sure how I'm going to sleep tonight. :dread:


It's an all-nighter for me, definitely.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Mafro » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:28 pm

[iup=3568158]Johnny Ryall[/iup] wrote:Not sure how I'm going to sleep tonight. :dread:

Lie down and close your eyes.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Johnny Ryall » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:28 pm

I wish I could. Stupid job.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Johnny Ryall » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:29 pm

[iup=3568160]Mafro[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3568158]Johnny Ryall[/iup] wrote:Not sure how I'm going to sleep tonight. :dread:

Lie down and close your eyes.



Thanks Mafro, problem solved.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Cal » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:47 pm

[iup=3568112]captain red dog[/iup] wrote:If we get a No, I want to see Salmond dragged in front of the Iron throne and made to bend the knee. Then we can send Cameron up to Scotland to be Warden of the North. :twisted:


:lol: I genuinely have no idea how this vote will go - that does make it interesting (along with the small matter of national sovereignty). I think we're all a bit jaded about the so-called democratic process when we feel so stuck with the same old, same old in our national politics. I hope Scotland stays part of the Union, but I could understand if they want to strike out and take their chances independently.

Salmond comes across a nice fella - slightly jaunty, probably a good laugh and all that, but it's a shame his 'Yes' campaign has been tailgated by so many vicious lefties along the way. Now, hold on - I'm not saying the 'No's haven't had their share of nutjobs, but all the same. The extreme left of the 'Yes' campaign has been worrying at times. A very ugly spectacle.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Vermin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:51 pm


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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Memento Mori » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:54 pm

[iup=3568112]captain red dog[/iup] wrote:If we get a No, I want to see Salmond dragged in front of the Iron throne and made to bend the knee. Then we can send Cameron up to Scotland to be Warden of the North. :twisted:


In Westeros terms, Scotland would be the lands beyond The Wall.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:58 pm

"The North" in GoT terms is essentially Yorkshire up to Cumbria/Northumberland, right?

[iup=3568183]TimeGhost[/iup] wrote:http://trendsmap.com/v2/Lf62/w


Doesn't really mean much, as we already knew that social media was hugely on the side of yes. It is interesting though.

That's the polls closed. Now the fun begins.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Qikzmas » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:00 pm

I think the best thing to come of this, no matter what the result is the fact that when voters feel like they have the power of change, they actually bother to turn up and vote.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Vermin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:01 pm

[iup=3568192]Corazon de Leon[/iup] wrote:"The North" in GoT terms is essentially Yorkshire up to Cumbria/Northumberland, right?

[iup=3568183]TimeGhost[/iup] wrote:http://trendsmap.com/v2/Lf62/w


Doesn't really mean much, as we already knew that social media was hugely on the side of yes. It is interesting though.

That's the polls closed. Now the fun begins.


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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Saigon Slick » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:03 pm

A woman from Merseyside apparently got beaten up at a polling station in Shettleston. strawberry floating hell.

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PostRe: [DISCUSSION] Scottish Independence
by Memento Mori » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:04 pm

[iup=3568192]Corazon de Leon[/iup] wrote:"The North" in GoT terms is essentially Yorkshire up to Cumbria/Northumberland, right?



Basically.


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