The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:58 am

Porridge.

I still hate, loathe and detest the stuff, decades after my grandfather used to force-feed us with it as children.

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Doctor X » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:09 am

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:18 am

asthmatic camel wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:58 am
Porridge.

I still hate, loathe and detest the stuff, decades after my grandfather used to force-feed us with it as children.
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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by ed » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:16 pm

Doctor X wrote:
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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Witness » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:09 am

Kind of cooked müesli.

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Barbaric. :mrgreen:

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:47 am

Scottish independence: SNP says Scotland should have own currency

An independent Scotland would look to introduce its own currency within the first few years of leaving the UK under a new policy set to be introduced by the SNP.

Under the proposals, Scotland would initially keep the pound during a "transition period" after independence.

But the Scottish Parliament would decide within its first term when to introduce a separate Scottish currency.

The move would be a major policy shift from the 2014 independence referendum.

The Scottish government's White Paper on independence ahead of the referendum said Scotland would share the pound in a formal currency union with the rest of the UK after independence.

However, this was ruled out by the UK government - and the currency issue was widely seen as a major reason for the Yes campaign losing the referendum.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-sc ... s-47414870

I'm looking forward to Scotland's new Scrimp coins.

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by ceptimus » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:01 am

The Scottish replacement for the pound coin will be a small thin aluminium disc, stamped with the words 'fuck all' to indicate its worth.

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:15 am

I could be wrong, but I thought the objection to independence was a bit more than currency; it was more like "who the fuck is going to pay for all of this stuff!" The SNP is far more socialist than, well, the Tories certainly. Alexander "Fat Git" Salmon kept going on and on about "all that oil" off the coast which would magically pay for "everything!"

And then there would be no weapons!

As much as I would love Scottish independence from the child-raping public school Germans who currently run Ol' Blighty, I love it from a great distance with no regard as to whether or not it would actually work. Much like Brexiters or idiots that want to break up California into like five different nations and an "autonomous collective."

Where would Scotland "go?" Prior to Brexit "nowhere." As a sop to Their Fellow Krauts Who Run the Country, the Krauts who Control the EU helped scuttle the independence referendum by refusing to automatically allow the newly independent Alban to join the EU! So . . . Scotland would trade with . . . whom? The French? That last was fashionable when St. Mel of Gibson was fucking the Queen before getting gutted by The Prisoner prior to single-handedly winning American independence from said Krauts.

I digress.

I mean, you have tons of people on both sides of the proposed border thinking "well, we work over there!" As much as Scotland would like to pretend that no one in the world would now want to invade her, you do have realistic problems that arise when Those Who Like to Bomb Things notice you have no military to stop it.

The "answer" would be sort of a federation similar to USA!USA!USA! but I am not sure the UK is "big enough" to justify that. The USA!USA! [Stop it!--Ed.] is sufficiently large that Those Who Do Run the Country do not all come from New York, California, and Texas. If the UK parliament can run while ignoring Scotland--which the last few governments have effectively done because when the SNP pretty much won every seat save, maybe, one or two they still could not force themselves into a coalition with anyone--what prevents them from being ignored in a federation? The UK does not have a "strong Senate" any more, that could give all "states" an equal vote so, yes, you do have to listen to North Dakota every so often.

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:14 am

Well, England is bigger than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, so it's kind of naturally going to have more say in the UK than the others.
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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:53 am

And that is the problem with trying to make it a federation. The Main Problem is that those in England complain that all of their money goes to support Scotland and Wales while those in especially Scotland complain that everyone south of them tells them what to do.

To us from Freedom, it is a bit silly. I recall listening to "Northern English" jokes which were basically the same "Polish" and "Italian" jokes We All Know and Love Like Your Mom." However, here is the thing: "Northern English" jokes were NOT about Scotland. The were, about, like, ten miles north! Notice the infamous joke in The Meaning of Life: "The Third World: Yorkshire"

As I joked at the time, at least in Freedom, "North and South" involved a Mason-Dixon Line and a somewhat inconvenient disagreement known as the Civil War, Reconstruction, "Jim Crow," Civil Rights, and "28-3" [At the time the regionally connected team in New England was an angry settler so disconcerted with the current taxes on tea he defecates a malformed rugby ball.--Ed.] SHUT UP!

No way to explain the regionality ["Regionality?"--Ed.] Perfectly cromulent hapax logemenon. It is beyond "MFY versus the Glorious Dynastic Greatest Record in the New Millennium Red Sox" regionality ["Sigh."--Ed.]. It makes "Left Coast" versus "Fly-Over States" seem silly.

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Lots of rain.

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Witness » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:48 am

Independent Scotland’s entry into the EU would be ‘easy' says MEP Elmar Brok

The longest-serving member of the European Parliament has said that it would be “easy” for an independent Scotland to negotiate entry into the union.

Known as the Father of the House, Elmar Broke has been an MEP since 1980 and is credited with writing the constitution of the EU by many.

Speaking to former first minister Alex Salmond on his RT programme, the MEP, who went to Edinburgh University, said that Brexit will lead to Scotland thinking again about independence.

He said: “This is one of the nations closest to my heart ... this country is so wonderful, this is so pro-European ... and therefore I wish Scotland all the luck for the future and I know that the membership in the European Union is of the utmost importance for the future economic and social development of Scotland”.

Asked about the EU’s attitude to a future Scottish application for membership, Brok said: “If that is done in a referendum under the rules of the United Kingdom, and if you decide so then it would be then easy to have membership negotiations because Scotland fulfils all the needs for membership, because all the standards are already there, and therefore I am not pushing for dividing the United Kingdom, hopefully the United Kingdom could together be a member together of the European Union but if the United Kingdom goes out of the European Union I can imagine that the Scottish people will think a second time.”
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/174 ... lmar-brok/

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am

13 reasons why nobody should move to Scotland, (by a Scot.)

And for those who've never heard of The Krankies, (First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is affectionately known as "Wee Willy Krankie" by some), here you go...

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:40 am

I never heard of the Krankies.



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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Doctor X » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:13 am

I keep expecting Nicola to scream about her "precious."

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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:19 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
13 reasons why nobody should move to Scotland, (by a Scot.)
One of the items on the list.

Crap music

I won't speak to any of the other items (which are either obviously dreary or stuff I don't know about), and I won't say the the way cool awesome music makes up for those.

But really now. Can't beat this stuff. :coolspecs:



Only a meanie would point out that Sir Paul McCartney isn't a Scot. :evil:
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Re: The Reasons why Scotland Should be Independent Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:19 pm

Despite the name, McCartney doesn't even have Scots ancestry. Like many Liverpudlians, he's descended from Irish immigrants.

And his music sucks.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:43 pm

Meanie. :evil:

Here are some more Irishmen. :P

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