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Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?

Old Sep 8th, 2014, 03:36 PM
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Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?

Fellow travelers,

Just wondering. September 18 vote is soon approaching. Thoughts? I recently watched this heated debate from Inverness - features MP Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary of the Treasury, and others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjTeq47dz5Y
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 03:51 PM
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It may turn into an economic boondoggle, but it is a sentimental winner.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 04:45 PM
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DFOURTH, you seem to have summed the matter up nicely.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 07:08 PM
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Following it for a while now, it seems all the economic guru's predicting a recession in Scotland and an economic slowdown in the rest of the UK.

I am also concerned about what the visa policies will be post independence of Scotland, would it still be an UK visa to enter Scotland or would one need a Scottish visa? As is the case with Republic of Ireland.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 07:22 PM
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I’m aware of it but have not been following. Did see that the pound went down today, though.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 10:28 PM
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As I have several friends ion Scotland, I see daily reminders on my Facebook feed. They are all Yes.

The 18th will be interesting.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 10:29 PM
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Uncertainty is knocking the pound and the stock exchange (as it always does)

Take advantage and buy sterling and UK senior shares.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 11:00 PM
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As a Brit, this is like watching some crazy science fiction alternative-reality film, by some crazed director.

I hope I wake up soon...
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 11:02 PM
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I can understand why many Scots would desire independence.

Man_in_seat_61 , as a Brit, why do you want to keep them?
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 11:07 PM
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Me too, me too Man.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 11:10 PM
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Question for Mr. Burgler as well.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 11:18 PM
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this is like watching some crazy science fiction alternative-reality film, by some crazed director.

Not a film, but Charles Stross has written two books set in the near-future in which Scotland has its independence. Both are most excellent if you like William Gibson's near-future stuff.

Halting State in which MMORPGs commit rea-world crimes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...X2UHJD6ADXAP42

Rule 34 is interesting in that is looks at the implications of 3-D printing and what happens when [almost] anything can be printed on demand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...BR6527NJO66CXM


Anyhoo, back on topic.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 11:31 PM
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One group saying 'this time next year we will be milionaires'

The other group saying 'you're doomed, doomed I say'
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 11:34 PM
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Kinda like when Texas starts talking about independence?
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Old Sep 9th, 2014, 01:36 AM
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This is a vote on the principle. If it is for "Yes", the difficult work of settling all the details and passing consequent legislation through both parliaments will begin. The SNP wants it all done and dusted in about eighteen months - that means everything to do with their idea of a currency union (however that's intended to work), passports and immigration, defence bases and the little matter of persuading every other member state in the EU to let Scotland in on Scotland's terms.

I don't think anyone is going to come bursting in to say "The Willow Tea Rooms have been fired upon!".
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If the Yes campaign wins then the No campaigners will be expected to shut up. If the No campaigners win then the Yes campaigners will keep demanding more
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Old Sep 9th, 2014, 02:06 AM
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>>It may turn into an economic boondoggle, but it is a sentimental winner.>Uncertainty is knocking the pound and the stock exchange (as it always does)
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Old Sep 9th, 2014, 02:32 AM
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UK has it's referendum to leave the EU

When is that going to be voted on?
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Old Sep 9th, 2014, 03:09 AM
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Whatever happens Keep Calm and Carry On.
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Old Sep 9th, 2014, 03:18 AM
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This discussion really should be on the Lounge (there is currently another thread there on this subject), however...

Sparkchaser - its been promised by the Tories if they win the next UK general election. All the signs are that popular opinion would indeed vote to leave the EU. An independent Scotland on the other hand would seek to retain membership of the EU.
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