Scottish Independence 2011

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Postby RoboCop » Sun May 08, 2011 3:22 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13319936

It looks like Scotland has gained Independence as the election results provided a remarkable victory for the SNP. SNP claims to bring 125,000 apprenticeships, thousands of new jobs and construct renewable farms by 2020.
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Postby Sultry Skunk » Sun May 08, 2011 5:52 pm

GO SCOTTYLAND!
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Postby Sekh765 » Sun May 08, 2011 6:09 pm

I didn't see anything in that link about breaking from the UK...
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Postby Fox Vert » Mon May 09, 2011 5:41 pm

Sekh765 wrote:I didn't see anything in that link about breaking from the UK...

Just humour him, Sekh. The SNP claim to want independence from the UK and they did well in the elections. Before any separation there'd have to be a referendum, and I'm yet to see any evidence that the SNP could expect to win it. The reasons the Scots formed the union 300 years ago (1707) still hold true - that they benefit from the union with England.

A few points the SNP might like to answer:
    Would an independent Scotland try to join the EU?
    What would be the currency of Scotland - English Pound/(separate) Scottish Pound/Euro*/other? (*assuming the answer to the previous question is yes)
    How would an independent Scotland have afforded to stop the Scottish banks RBS and HBOS from going bust?
    Is it better to be ruled by an unelected commission in Brussels and Strasbourg than an elected parliament in Westminster? and if so, why?
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Postby RoboCop » Tue May 10, 2011 12:00 pm

SNP believes and from a voice of Sean Connery that millions of £s were absorbed from Scottish industries like North Sea Crude Oil where transferred into London and they currently only have under half the yield still worth millions. They reckon the London Government are blown out of proportion by transporting excessive raw materials to fund their own economy. SNP had reduced a lot on university tuition fees to allow young people to avoid debt or being forced to withdraw their undergrad courses. SNP believes it is only fair that young folk should recieve the correct job before they reach their retirement years ahead. What is more remarkable is how the SNP succeeded in the election last week and took a massive swing against the Lib Dems and Labour - that they just managed to gain enough seats to hold as a Majority Government. SNP did not recently formed any coalitions since 2007 when they won as a minority and were only ONE seat away from losing.

However some folk in Scotland may fear on the fate on Independence if they cause anything beyond the safety, such as freezing council tax and investing for boosting the economy. Green farms is also their plans to produce renewable energy wealth.
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