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Scotlands Politics


roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
6 May 2011 2:50PM
An SNP majority in the Scottish Parliament!

Absolutely stunned, better than I ever couldíve hoped for. Now donít screw this up Alex!

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cambirder 10 7.2k England
6 May 2011 3:04PM

Quote:Now donít screw this up Alex!


If he does he can always spend his time on that golf course he is keen that that his mate Donald Trump gets built on a SSSI.
robob 11 1.0k England
6 May 2011 3:16PM
Just out of interest, how would you vote on independance?
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
6 May 2011 3:17PM

Quote:If he does he can always spend his time on that golf course he is keen that that his mate Donald Trump gets built on a SSSI.


Well we do have the status of having the worldís highest number of golf courses per capita so wouldnít want to risk losing that. Drive on Alex, you have the honours! Wink
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
6 May 2011 3:28PM

Quote:Just out of interest, how would you vote on independance?


Iím not naive, when the referendum comes round (26th June 2014 has been suggested on TV) Iíll vote for Independence but not through some medieval motive of give us our country back & give us our oil!

The referendum will likely not garner sufficient support but every Yes vote will have a strong message to Westminster politicians (not to England or the English people) that they need to treat every country in the Union correctly with respect to their own national identity, social & cultural requirements so that when the Westminster parties draft their mandates to govern then its suitable for the whole Union!
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
6 May 2011 3:32PM
So that's us packing up. Soon to be put on the next cattle truck south, foreheads branded " return to source, no longer wanted here".
Anti-English barbs have already started. Comments about "bring on independence", "FEBs", "kick out the English/Foreigners" ( delete as appropriate) abounding.
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
6 May 2011 3:55PM
Adrian I wouldnít worry too much Iíve seen just as many barbs from the English web trolls about Scotland going bust, give them their independence (like itís theirs to grant) & so on

Even if through the remote chance that independence was achieved I doubt itíll lead to a Ďclearingí & Iím pretty sure the line The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots was a work of fiction

The SNP didnít get a majority on the topic of an independence vote
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
6 May 2011 4:03PM

Quote:The SNP didnít get a majority on the topic of an independence vote


No they got it on a bunch of financial promises funded by English taxpayers.

Tongue
robob 11 1.0k England
6 May 2011 4:06PM
Lights the blue touch paper and quickly withdraws!
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
6 May 2011 4:11PM
oh come on, it's in healthy debate
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
6 May 2011 4:13PM

Quote:No they got it on a bunch of financial promises funded by English taxpayers.



Promises are actually very cheap to make.................... & just as well I guess Wink
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
6 May 2011 4:18PM
I am of course getting my facts from the Daily Mail , that well known source of accurate facts and balanced opinions.
robob 11 1.0k England
6 May 2011 4:25PM
I can't help sensing a slight hint of racism from national party's.

I'm know I'm wrong and I know that Alex salmond and his SMP's have not got a racist bone in their bodies. But all that tub thumping can be taken the wrong way by some of the people who support them, I can understand why adrian_w has anxiety about the future.
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
6 May 2011 4:35PM
unfortunately some people equate nationalism with racism, as the term has been appropriated by certain people.....
scottishphototours 10 2.5k 2 Scotland
6 May 2011 4:37PM
I personally think that the Scots have voted for Alex Salmond (one of Scotland's best politicians in a generation) and NOT the SNP per se. If you don't believe me, ask yourself this question - if Alex Salmond dies tomorrow, who is his natural SNP successor??. Then name the top five SNP bigwigs in Scotland (the majority of Scots couldn't do this either). I agree that some of the policies that the SNP have promoted in Scotland have been mighty successful, and people clearly like them - combine that with a charismatic leader and you have a great result at the polls.

I also don't think that Scotland is ready for, or heading to, independance any time soon.

I also heard a comment on the radio today saying that Scottish independance would require a referendum by the English to ALLOW us to break up the Union, which was essentially signed by both parties - interesting...

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