Independent Scotland

Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Independent Scotland

Will I ever see this happening in my lifetime.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 03:29 AM
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Who knows?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 03:34 AM
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We have to do something else we will lose it for ever..
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 03:43 AM
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What's "it"? Lose what exactly?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:03 AM
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And who is 'we'?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:14 AM
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This has what to do with travel?

Let me make some suggestions about traveling in the New Scotland.

1. Americans, especially Republicans, will be stopped at the border so they cannot introduce Crazy Ideas into Scotland.

2. Persons wishing to enter Scotland must pass a quiz on the recent records of Hearts and Hibs at EDI and Ranger and Celtic at GLA. Bonus points are available at EDI for persons who can describe the history of Boroughmuir RFC.

2. Tourists arriving by air will be given small samples of of neeps, tatties, and black pudding. Those who express revulsion and wrinkle their noses ill be refused entry. An affection for porridge will be a plus. Anyone caught putting sugar rather than salt on porridge will be deported immediately.

3. To show appreciation for Scottish products and traditions those leaving the country must provide evidence of having eaten Arbroath smokies, haggis, and deep fried pizza with a deep fried Mars bars for dessert.

4. Pick one: Scotland is best represented by (a) Greyfriars Bobby or (b) the new Scottish Parliament.

5. In a well-constructed essay, distinguish between a tartan and a plaid. Failure to do so successfully will require you to wear a badge marked "Sassenach" throughout your visit.

6. All guides and tourist office, staff will be required to speak the Doric on the East Coast,Gaelic in the Highlands and Islands, and Glaswegian on the Clyde. You don't expect the French to learn English just to suit you, do you? So why should the Scots!

Alba gu Bragh!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:26 AM
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We here represent Scottish people. We are loosing our dignity and self respect. So together we all need to do something and get our country free from these English dictators.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:45 AM
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You represent nobody. This is a travel forum.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:52 AM
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Frankly, I expect to see the Republic of Scotland in my lifetime, as well as the breakup of Spain and Belgium.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 05:21 AM
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well we will know after 2014 if they can every decide on how to word THE QUESTION.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 05:33 AM
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There's a lot of unanswered questions before THE QUESTION can be answered.

Little things like EU membership, currency (GBP, EUR or the Jock), armed forces, divvying up North Sea oil & gas, citizenship...
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 05:49 AM
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Forget about 2014 . We can never see this happening if we are not going to do something about it. Come on people we need something very big.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 05:57 AM
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English dictators? Our last two prime ministers were Scottish, and the current one has a Scottish father.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 06:02 AM
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"Frankly, I expect to see the Republic of Scotland in my lifetime, as well as the breakup of Spain and Belgium."

More likely to be the Kingdom of Scotland. There's no plans to depose the Queen (who is half Scottish, after all).
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 06:18 AM
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I totally agree with your point but still. This is not done. Can't we have free Scotland.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 06:25 AM
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@alanRow - questions of EU membership, currency etc. cannot be settled until after a successful vote. There would firstly be an election, during which the parties would set out their position on these matters, some of which would have to be negotiated. (the EU cant give a decision until after independence!)
It would be daft to decide on a currency before then, we would want to see what suits given our EU position, we might even need a referendum.
The vote is about one subject - independence. Everything else is just a side issue which can be changed as suits.
These questions not only don't need answered before the vote, they can't be.
If you want answers right now it's simple - we will have whatever suits us best - unlike now.
A yes vote looks unlikely at the moment.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 06:27 AM
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What do you mean by 'this is not done'? Scotland will vote. If a majority of the Scottish people want independence then that's what they will get. If they don't want it, and current polls suggest they don't, then Scotland will remain British. It's called democracy, and to accuse we english of being dictators is really insulting and ignorant.

Rant over.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 06:31 AM
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The OP is having a little fun with us all - unintelligible questions don't merit a reply - too much whisky maybe?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Hmm, I am married to a Scot and Scottish education has a good reputation.
...We are loosing our dignity and self respect"...?
I wonder if you can spell "Troll"?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2012, 06:51 AM
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It's not about marriages "We just want our independent Scotland"
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