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    Scottish Independence

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    searcher
     
     

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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by searcher on Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:54 pm

    I try not to discuss politics if I can avoid it so all I will say is that after I vote I will be able to hold my head in the air with pride and tell anyone that asks that I did the right thing[win or lose] nobody will ever say that I let my countrymen down
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Gypsy on Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:48 pm

    There you go searcher - we don´t normally bother when things go off topic as they eventually come back round, but if anyone says they don´t like it we try to help so I have moved the dross into the bin
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by cunningham on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:00 pm

    searcher wrote:This thread should be re-named "ANY OLD SHIT EXCEPT SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE"
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Topdog on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:37 pm

    Evening Independent wee McHoward.
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Davie Thistle on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:41 pm

    ..........I support engerlush freedom!!!



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by BobMac on Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:58 pm


    If the question they are being asked is "Do you AGREE that Scotland SHOULD be an independent country?" the result is totally meaningless as even if they get a majority Yes vote, it doesn't actually mean that the people WANT independence, they're only agreeing that Scotland SHOULD be an independent country, NOT become and independent country.




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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by searcher on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:44 pm

    Well that certainly cleared things up a bit, it,s as clear as mince now!!!lol!
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:02 pm




    Adventure before dementia!!!
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:16 pm

    I'm quite happy as we are, taking all the English money so we can have free prescriptions and university education...



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:20 pm

    Blox, I forgot to collect Patsys pills. She said it was about a tenner. Or three pints.



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by BobMac on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:41 pm

    Someone asked an interesting question on a local radio chat show today.

    What do UKIP and SNP do if they get their way and the UK leaves the EU and Scotland votes for independence as it makes them both redundant as that seems to be the only thing they stand for ??



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:54 pm

    Shame they couldnt be bothered to read the policies of these partys then.



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:19 pm

    It’s a cover up...
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    If Scotland gets its independence, my bet is the Shetlanders will want theirs, oh, and their oil...
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by searcher on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:56 pm

    AYE AND NEWTONGRANGE TAE
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by BobMac on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:01 pm

    Are the Scottish Government for real - See THIS from today's Herald Scotland.

    Talk about having your cake and eating it !!!!



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:08 pm

    Its been in existence in N. Ireland for years, but I agree, it is a bit rich. mind you, you've got to admire their neck






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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by BobMac on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:30 pm

    3rdforum wrote:Its been in existence in N. Ireland for years, but I agree, it is a bit rich. mind you, you've got to admire their neck

    Apparently, they also want to retain Sterling as their currency with the Bank of England as their lender of last resort.




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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:09 pm

    Why isn't there a bank of Britain??






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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:18 pm

    Bank of England was established in 1694 and Bank of Scotland one year later. Scotland and England still were independent countries at this time, not joining Parliaments until 1707. Bank of Scotland is the only Institution in existence today that was founded by the independent Scottish Parliament.

    A Scotsman founded the Bank of England and an Englishman founded the Bank of Scotland.



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:39 pm

    As there are 2 separate banks, what is stopping Scotland from devaluing their pound? Is there some kind of fiscal link between the two? Also, is Scottish money legal tender in England or vice versa?? Seem to remember s'thing like this on the other forum






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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:55 pm

    Scottish notes are "Legal Currency" as opposed to "Legal Tender". Not even Bank of England notes are "Legal Tender" in Scotland. See here for reasoning...Link. Bit too complicated for me.



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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by Mcqueen on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:04 pm

    I use the bank of Scotland, I thought being such tight gits my dosh would be safe
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by searcher on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:50 pm

    Here is a wee thing for people who question what will happen if Scotland votes for independence, at present there are many thousands of Irish , English, Welsh etc who would have voted for independence, will THEY be denied U.K. citizenship ?
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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:03 pm

    You've lost me






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    Re: Scottish Independence

    Post by searcher on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:38 pm

    It is not just Scots that have the vote in the referendum ,everyone on the voting register is entitled to vote,

    If as some folk say we cannot have dual nationality what nationality will the folks who are not Scots be ?

    The same arguement applies to Scots living elsewhere

    At present we can use British consular services as we pay our share of taxes , in the event of independence all that will be required is the use of these services until our own are up and running , we could also probably use other countries embassies in the short term as well

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