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Independence For Scotland

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As seen this week Wendy alexander has called on the SNP to bring forward the referendum and have it in the next 12 months however Alex Salmond has said he will wait till 2010 as said in his manifesto.

We always see the opinion of the "educated and high and mighty" Im just curious to see the opinion of average joes like myself as it will affect us most.

So what do you think?

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How about a "keep things as they are" option.

Oh, and Independence? no way.

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No, no, no, no, no.

"You can stick your independance up your arse"

Stop voting with your kilt.

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Back to being ruled by a Westminster parliament for me.

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No, no, no, no, no.

"You can stick your independance up your arse"

Stop voting with your kilt.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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How about a "keep things as they are" option.

Oh, and Independence? no way.

There you go mate!

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independence for me!!!

ive been to most of the ex soviet states and they seem to be getting on nicely so why shouldnt we

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independence for me!!!

ive been to most of the ex soviet states and they seem to be getting on nicely so why shouldnt we

:huh:

jesus fucking titties.

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Would like independence, but only when I'm convinced it will benefit me which I am not right now. For now at least I'm against.

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independence for me!!!

ive been to most of the ex soviet states and they seem to be getting on nicely so why shouldnt we

Yep thats why the people there are flocking like rats to the highly prosperous nation that is Scotland.

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independence for me!!!

ive been to most of the ex soviet states and they seem to be getting on nicely so why shouldnt we

Dear god! :lol:

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Guest Rinky Sidebottom

Complete independence for Scotland and the end of the monarchy in Scotland. Also Scotland not to be part of the Commonwealth.

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The Gray Ghost would vote independence. And he doesnt wear the kilt, so he can't be accused of voting with it.

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Back to being ruled by a Westminster parliament for me.

Same here.

Taxes would go through the roof, the SNP have put a hold on Council Tax this year because they are getting increased hand out from London, which they in turn give to the local councils. Local Council accounts for only around 15-20% of the Councils outright budget for the year. If we were independent then obviously the money from London would cease, and the shortfall would have to be made through taxation, either direct from our salaries or paid over in council tax. Given the credit crunch that is with us just now, I can't see Scotland surviving financially on it's own.

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Back to being ruled by a Westminster parliament for me.

Indeed. No thank you to independence or a scottish parliament.

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Same here.

Taxes would go through the roof, the SNP have put a hold on Council Tax this year because they are getting increased hand out from London, which they in turn give to the local councils. Local Council accounts for only around 15-20% of the Councils outright budget for the year. If we were independent then obviously the money from London would cease, and the shortfall would have to be made through taxation, either direct from our salaries or paid over in council tax. Given the credit crunch that is with us just now, I can't see Scotland surviving financially on it's own.

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Fair point however other small countrys manage quite well.And the revenue from our Whiskey exports and dare i say it Oil would go a long way towards helping.

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id maybe go for independence if i got concrete assurances i could still get match of the day, eastenders, question of sport and the rest of the good bbc programmes. I could not live with just stv!

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Independence please.

I'd much rather that decisions on defence, taxation, the welfare state and other reserved matters were taken in Edinburgh.

This will no doubt develop into the usual slanging match, but I've read many reports that suggest that Scotland contributes as much as it receives from central government. The real scroungers are some of the English regions, Wales and Northern Irelend.

For all our shared cultural and historical links, the challennges facing Scotland would be better tackled from within Scotland IMO. If I was looking to gain election to Westmisnter, I'd ensure my party's policies were tailored to winning the 500+ seats available in England rather than the 59 up for grabs in Scotland.

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