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@ yes supporters: How will you react if the result is no

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I'll probably laugh.

I've seen some yes supporters say they will move, others say they will just be a bit gutted, and some say they will be quite happy as Scotland will get what they "deserve".

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I will get on with my life and say its for the best

The main thing for me is that everyone votes, i have spoken to people who say they aren't going to vote because it won't matter either way - those sort of people make me sick!

The no campaigners are getting on my wick a lot but its mostly because they fail to see the advantages to independence that i see and that frustration goes each way so as long as its what the country votes for i will accept the outcome

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I've seen some yes supporters say they will move, others say they will just be a bit gutted, and some say they will be quite happy as Scotland will get what they "deserve".

Chances are that the no voters will start moaning about Westminster policies straight away. I'll be there to say "told you so".

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Just wondering.

Good question.

I'll probably feel angry for a bit.

I'll probably even go through a completely unreasonable phase of considering those who voted No as traitors to our country.

Then I suspect I'll forget all about it.

UNLESS the vote is extremely close (i.e. greater than 40% voting Yes).

In which case I'll be buoyed because I can be fairly certain that the No voters hoping for extra powers will see they were being bullshitted and that might be the trigger for them to switch sides.

Unless there's a greater than 70% vote for No, this will be revisited within a decade or two at the most.

The fact is that no matter what the result is, life is going to be tough for a few years and being angry doesn't pay the bills.

Edited by oaksoft

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Chances are that the no voters will start moaning about Westminster policies straight away. I'll be there to say "told you so".

Right. So being anti-secession means you have to be in favour of every single Westminster policy from then on in?

Presumably if it's Yes, you will be lockstep in agreement with every future Scottish government decision, whichever party is in power?

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I will get on with my life and say its for the best

The main thing for me is that everyone votes, i have spoken to people who say they aren't going to vote because it won't matter either way - those sort of people make me sick!

The no campaigners are getting on my wick a lot but its mostly because they fail to see the advantages to independence that i see and that frustration goes each way so as long as its what the country votes for i will accept the outcome

Okay I'm going to snap out of my trolling mode for this post.

Personally as a no voter I actually do see a lot of benefits of independence. Scotland is a nation and usually nations do run their own affairs. Also we'd be better represented within Europe as an independent country. There's also the democratic deficit although I think that's a bit silly as every country has democratic deficits and even within Scotland there would be democratic deficits.

The main thing most no voters see is the risk involved. It's a risk reward process. Is the reward worth the risk? Are we the next Norway or the next Greece?

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I'll drive to the border and shoot wildly in a southerly direction while shouting freedom!

Edited by Enigma

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Okay I'm going to snap out of my trolling mode for this post.

I told you last night. You can't just switch in and out of deliberate trolling and expect people to start listening to you again.

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Move on. People are only voting on what they think is best for the country and it would be disappointing if the 2015 and 2016 elections are fought with bitterness and spite.

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Okay I'm going to snap out of my trolling mode for this post.

Personally as a no voter I actually do see a lot of benefits of independence. Scotland is a nation and usually nations do run their own affairs. Also we'd be better represented within Europe as an independent country. There's also the democratic deficit although I think that's a bit silly as every country has democratic deficits and even within Scotland there would be democratic deficits.

The main thing most no voters see is the risk involved. It's a risk reward process. Is the reward worth the risk? Are we the next Norway or the next Greece?

This was a thread about how we're going to react if we don't get independence I'm not sure how to react to your questions as i genuinely don't know how we're going to go if we get independence so i understand where you are coming from but not its not the point i was getting at. My main concern is that say we miss out on independence on a 55/45 outcome even though 20% of the country didnt bother voting then start complaining that things aren't going well for them - same goes if we do get independence and those who were too lazy to vote come out and voice their disgust when its too late.

If its what the country decides and as many people as possible made an educated vote then i will be happy and will move on with my life.

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Right. So being anti-secession means you have to be in favour of every single Westminster policy from then on in?

Presumably if it's Yes, you will be lockstep in agreement with every future Scottish government decision, whichever party is in power?

Yup, that's exactly what I'm saying :rolleyes:

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I'd be upset, I'll be honest. Upset at a massive missed opportunity and at the lack of baws displayed by my fellow Scots.

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I'd be seething. Probably cry and have a major emotional breakdown.

Then I'd look into immigration. Canada probably.

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Yup, that's exactly what I'm saying :rolleyes:

You said "

Chances are that the no voters will start moaning about Westminster policies straight away. I'll be there to say "told you so"."

What would you have "told" us?

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You said "

Chances are that the no voters will start moaning about Westminster policies straight away. I'll be there to say "told you so"."

What would you have "told" us?

That you should have voted yes to have more say in the way Scotland is run. Moaning about a government you have virtually no say in is futile, that's why we need to vote yes.

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That you should have voted yes to have more say in the way Scotland is run. Moaning about a government you have virtually no say in is futile, that's why we need to vote yes.

What say would I have in the Scottish government as one of several million voters?

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What say would I have in the Scottish government as one of several million voters?

More say than you do when Scotland is ruled by a conservative westminster.

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