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While I would prefer Scotland to remain as part of the United Kingdom, why would giving them a second bite of the cherry and maybe getting Independence be such a terrible thing for the rest of the Union. Even if it were to make Wales want to go the same way, have we the right to deny them the choice. I realize NI is different as it would entail the reunification of the Isle of Ireland which is very difficult territory.

 

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Scotland is a total waste of space. 

 

I think they should give a referendum to those in England - 'Do we want Scotland to  be part of the Union?'

 

I'm pretty sure that most would be pleased if they just went off and did their own thing.

 

I'm sick and tired of listening to them moaning about independence. Rebuild Hadrian's Wall at the same time. 

 

 

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Why would anyone want to split this great little country up?

We should be making this Great Britain Great again.

Be proud of your country - yes

My accent went years ago but  Scottishness is still in the blood.

Who should get the Vote?

I was born in Scotland it says so on my birth certificate why can't i vote 

just coz i live down here?

 

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I'm interested in how the economics would work out. Scotland has a population of about 5M (same as South Yorkshire), the UK has 66M.
European countries with 5M are Denmark and Norway, and they are not cheap places to live

 

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10 hours ago, Rockers rule said:

Why would anyone want to split this great little country up?

because they belive that being a citizen of a new country would allow them to take back control and they could make their own laws etc,

10 hours ago, Rockers rule said:

 

We should be making this Great Britain Great again.

and how do you propose to do that?

 

6 hours ago, lobster said:

The Scots are banking on the fact that they would be able to rejoin the EU . But the EU has said on a number of occasions it is not going to happen Plus it would be most definetly blocked by Spain to keep Catalonia in check

I'm not sure that in a post-Brexit world the EU would do that. Spain might or might not try to block accession but equally it might prompt them to find a long term solution to their relationship with Catalonia.  

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The Tories have spelt it out clear this morning.  There will be no Scottish referendum during the life of this new Parliament. 

 

There was an MSP on the BBC Breakfast news this morning, being interviewed by Naga Munchetty & he was going on about a  law under something called 'Section 30' that allowed a referendum but Munchetty just batted some facts back at him to prove him wrong.  Clearly she'd done her homework & the MSP hadn't. 

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