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Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?

Old Sep 18th, 2014, 08:41 AM
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She's at Balmoral somewhat annoyed she's had to rearrange the Ghillies Ball because of the referendum.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 09:08 AM
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The markets may be turbulent in the UK from the vote, but turbulence can only help tourism. There is no reason for anyone planning to visit Scotland to be concerned about this vote. However, if you visit anywhere, it is always a good idea not to comment on local politics. Whatever you think you know, you don't live there and it can start unpleasantness--just as it sometimes does no message boards.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 09:16 AM
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>>She's at Balmoral somewhat annoyed she's had to rearrange the Ghillies Ball because of the referendum.<<

Shouldn't think he was too pleased either.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 09:22 AM
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THIN,

"Where is Brenda?"

Just wondering - who's Brenda. Maybe I missed something....
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 09:22 AM
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????? forgot the question mark!
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 09:23 AM
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"I think the Scots will see sense and vote something like 55-45% for the union"

I more than a little pissed with comments like this.

For obvious reasons.

Tourism?

I know that this is a travel forum but what the hell has tourism got to do with our vote?

I really hope that I wake up to a No vote and that the toffs in London receive a wake up call equivalent to 8.4 on the Richter. Everyone outside London feels disenfranchised, everyone outside London believes London is self serving. Only the SNP have had the balls to stand up to London. Hopefully they will fail and hopefully Cameron's Eton frat party might just learn something.

Our only saving grace is the Alex Trout never got round to telling us what we were voting for.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 10:56 AM
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>>The exit polls are showing the same. <<

I wonder where some folk get their "information" from, even more why they feel the need to spread ill-informed gibberish on the internet. There are no exit polls in this referendum. Nobody yet knows which way this is going to pan out.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 11:14 AM
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<< Everyone outside London feels disenfranchised, everyone outside London believes London is self serving. Only the SNP have had the balls to stand up to London. Hopefully they will fail and hopefully Cameron's Eton frat party might just learn something.>>

I'm a Texan, and folks here are just as fed up with Washington as people in Scotland are fed up with London, and it would be equally as bad an idea for Texas to secede from the US as it would be for Scotland to leave the UK. Not getting your way all the time in politics is not reason enough to leave--it might be a reason, but there has to be more than that, and with Scotland, there really isn't any more to it. The case for independence has been 100% based upon emotions.

As to this being travel related, while I think it would be a bad idea for the Scots to leave, if a Yes vote creates certain financial conditions (like a dramatic fall in the pound that makes UK travel cheaper in the short run), I just might take advantage of that. A trip to Scotland next year might be a relative bargain coming from the US if the pound tests new depts. Once the Scots go independent, if they do go the Panama route with currency, no telling what that would do from a travel standpoint, while if they adopt their own currency (something they would have to do as a precursor to joining the euro), I would expect a thriving black market for payments in cash (probably for sterling, but perhaps for dollars, too).
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Well, there is Austin and then there is the rest of Texas.

I am sure most Austinites think they have seceded from the Republic of Texas.

See you on S Congress Ave.


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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 11:55 AM
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<i>Just wondering - who's Brenda. Maybe I missed something....</i>

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/05/bo...the-queen.html
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 11:55 AM
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Gordon

I think the term is complete toss.

Exit polls?
EU passports ?
Scotland v England?

Lots of toss on show tonight.

Twk

Please don't mention the "Panama route". Google "Darien Scheme", you ' ll see the irony of your post.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 11:56 AM
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<i>Everyone outside London feels disenfranchised, everyone outside London believes London is self serving. Only the SNP have had the balls to stand up to London. Hopefully they will fail and hopefully Cameron's Eton frat party might just learn something</i>

There are some in the Highlands and Islands who say the same of Edinburgh & Salmond.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 12:00 PM
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"There are some in the Highlands and Islands who say the same of Edinburgh & Salmond"

I agree, same in Galloway.

We don't need governing, we have far more important things to worry about than the colour of a passport. Like when it will rain, snow or the price of animal feed.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 01:39 PM
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<<Please don't mention the "Panama route". Google "Darien Scheme", you'll see the irony of your post.>>

Hadn't thought about that comic or sad juxtaposition. There are other places besides Panama that use a foreign currency as their own, but it is the most prominent example. Certainly would be some irony if the Scots found themselves in the same boat as the Panamanians. (See what I did there)
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 02:40 PM
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As we wait for the first result of the count to be announced, bookmakers have slashed the odds for a Note to 1/10, so will soon stop taking bets. A poll taken today shows 54%-46% for No-Yes, with significant move from Yes to No.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 02:59 PM
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You all don't have exit polls from what I have read. Andy Murray sort of stepped in it with his twitter post.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 03:19 PM
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It wasn't an exit poll. YouGov interviewed the same sample of people they spoke to a few days ago and again today after they have voted.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 06:11 PM
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DOTHEBOYSHALL, thanks for explanation of the "Brenda" reference.
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 07:36 PM
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Results are now coming in and early indications are for a No win
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Old Sep 18th, 2014, 07:54 PM
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Andy Murray?

Jo Durie could come out of retirement and beat Andy Murray.

He should just stick to "acting" in those Rado TV commercials.

Thin, would much rather hear the daft opinions of Sue Barker
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