If you could vote in the Scottish independence election…

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: If you could vote in the Scottish independence election, would you pick...
    YES - for Scotland to become independent of the UK : (21 votes)
    45 %
    NO - for Scotland to stay as part of the UK : (26 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t know enough about the issues to have an educated opinion, but as a generality, I think that in the current global economy Scotland will probably be better off economically in the long term when tied to the UK.  

    Of course, I really have no idea!  I’m Canadian and the province of Quebec has had several referendums to decide if they want to spin off from Canada.  It’s never passed, but it’s alwasy been pretty close. It’ll be interesting to see how this one goes!  

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    cece_intheuk:  I’m English too and I think we’re better together. So nervous to hear the results tomorrow. 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I’m Scots-Irish, with family still over there, and I hope they cut ties.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I feel the results will come up just barely ‘yes’ and if Scotland plays its cards right, the economic impact may be very favourable for them. They are quite rich in valuable resources. 

    Without putting a lot of research and thought into it, if I could vote I’d vote yes for the sake of national pride.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    I’m from a Northern English City called Doncater, even though we’re smack in the middle of Yorkshire, we are technically Scottish. Doncaster wasn’t signed back to England Over 900 years ago so it’s sent my city into caos! our cathedral, universitys, airport, mansion house and museums  have all lowered thier English flags and are now flying the Scottish flag. If Scotland leaves we don’t know what the future holds for us Doncastarians.

    inrerestingly though I was reading that if scotland get their independence then other county’s /areas will follow next will be wales and then even Yotkshire and possibly Cornwal, it would be horrible to split us up.

    people keep telling me “how can Yorkshire seprerate from uk? It’s bang in the middle and stretches from one side to the other?” Personally I don’t think it’s fair to comment if you havnt lived that culture. If Yorkshire seperated I fully understand why because thats my culture and upbringing so going by that I know our Scottish brothers will make the right choice for them and it’s very away for the English to say “why do you want to separate?” 

    Well be sad to see them go, Yorkshiremen and Scotsmen are very close buddies :/ 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My fiancé is a Scottish expat. He voted No because he does not feel that the potential Scottish leadership has solid plans in place to make Scotland successful when standing on her own. He believes Scotland should one day separate from the UK, but that today is not that day.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Yorkshirerose1991:  I don’t think Yorkshire or Cornwall have the legal ability to petition to leave the Union. They are part of England, not separate nations in the Union. Wales cannot stand on her own. She does not have the population to support the level of infrastructure required to maintain the current Welsh standard of living (banking, NHS, public utility, roadworks, etc). IF Scotland goes, she will be the only country to leave the union.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    cece_intheuk:  Regarding the splitting of Quebec, only Quebecois were allowed to vote, not the rest of Canada.  I believe the last referendum resulted only in a 51/49% split, in favour of staying with Canada.  <br /><br />

     

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    cece_intheuk:  Only Quebec residents get to vote.  In my opinion that makes sense.  If they want to split it has to be the decision of the people living there.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    If the Yes side prevails then the tension between those in favor of Catalan independence and the Spanish government is going to get even worse than it has already been.  There are also a lot of other dominoes that might potentially fall, not just in Europe, but world-wide. 

    I don’t know how I feel about all this–I’ve always privately felt that the nation-state is a disaster on conceptual grounds, but the historical record of hyper-nationalism is, to put it mildly, not good.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    MarriedToMyWork:  I think today’s world better supports smaller nation-states than previous era’s economies/structures have.  If Scotland votes for independence, I hope Catalonia can get its independence as well…and then that both can have a place in the EU.  Catalonia should be able to continue to use the Euro, and Scotland the pound or euro.  I know it wouldn’t work as easily as that, but I like the idea of independence for these smaller nations. 

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