May 22, 2014, 05:59:13 AM
Bars in Sihanoukville
Living in Cambodia Forums
 
 
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Scotland Split?  (Read 213 times)
casper and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
casper
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Posts: 8176



View Profile WWW
« on: May 13, 2014, 08:02:59 AM »

Ok, looks like things are starting to come to a head now with dirty campaigns being waged on all sides. 18th September is the referendum day, but what's your view?
Logged

"It's not easy being drunk everyday, if it was, everyone would do it" - Tyrion Lannister

Click to visit - Charlie Harper's Bar

rl66
Secure Member
Full Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 143


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 09:48:35 AM »

Being a Scot I suppose I should kick it off, but I will premise my comments by saying that I left Scotland when I was 15, have no intention of living there again and haven't followed the debate closely or should I say smokescreens and mud slinging closely enough - not a good start. I'll offer my general views.

I will be hugely surprised if Scotland votes yes because my first point of reference is the bookmakers who are basing the odds on latest poll information I'm sure, and the current odds across the board are No - 4-11 & Yes  - 2-1. That's a pretty large margin to move in just 4 months,  although I believe recent polls are showing the yes vote gaining ground.

My disappointment regarding the debate on the Nationalist side was the cynical lowering of the voting age to 16 to encompass presumably impressionable youngsters, I think that was wrong. Gerry mandering to win a vote in this day and age is not what I want from a Scottish government. On the UK Westminster side I am absolutely appalled at the scaremongering tactics employed to influence people's vote, using what should be independent institutions to issue veiled threats of impending doom should people vote yes. Standard Life took the biscuit on that one by threatening to move out of Scotland ( nice to know it values it's roots, employees and customers ),  but the Bank of England, military heads and others have intervened. I believe this has been state orchestrated.

It's hugely important for the rest of the UK as an independent pro- European Scotland will likely leave a right leaning anti- European Westminster govt and therefore in due course I would expect it to pull out of the EU given a referendum - massive stakes.




Logged

adammike
Secure Member
Hero Member
****
Online Online

Posts: 600


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 02:37:33 PM »

the question should be do you want to live in little England or little Scotland or great Britain.
When push comes to shove no Prime Minister will want a referendum on leaving the EU they
will demand reforms get a few and claim a victory so no need of a ballot.
Logged

LM
secure member
Hero Member
****
Online Online

Posts: 2930



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 01:00:33 PM »

If the choice is to leave us....

At least unemployment figures will come down!   Some ones got to build the wall to keep them out!!!!
Logged

working away from home......46 weeks a year

wolfy
Secure Member
Full Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 155



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 02:31:36 PM »

I'm not bothered but if it gets independence this man needs to be in a ministerial position http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203018280550832
« Last Edit: Today at 05:55:10 AM by casper » Logged

I'm not singing for the future. I'm not dreaming of the past. I'm not talking of the first time. I never think about the last.

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
 
Jump to: