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English Brexiters and Scottish independence.

On 21 Feb 2017 at 7:03pm James of Bowness wrote:
As a Scot living in England and soon to return home, I would like to thank those of you that voted for Brexit for the impetus which will bring about Scottish independence.if we are going to be poorer and I have no doubt that we all will be after Brexit, then most Scots will prefer to poorer in the company of their ain folk and their own government, who at least will seek to alleviate the blow and share the reduced wealth rather than punish the poorest as in the case of Tory England. So thanks England and farewell.We will be independent within three years.I would advise any of my good English comrades who voted to Remain to come and join us in an Independent Scotland.You will be most welcome.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 7:19pm Editrix wrote:
Well I think it's mighty generous of you to extend the hand of Scottish friendship to Lewesians, given that this bunch can't even bear people hailing from an hour away in London settling in their town. Talk about being parochial. I hope the move to Scotland goes well, but I'm sorry the bigoted Brexiteers drove you out
On 21 Feb 2017 at 7:26pm Clifford wrote:
You know, don't you James, that 1,081,322 Scots voted to leave the EU? That's against 1,661,991 who voted to remain. So when you get back you're going to find yourself in a divided country. Why do Remainers always try to pretend Scotland voted unanimously to Remain? For the record, I voted Leave AND I've always supported Scottish independence.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 9:24pm Hmmm... wrote:
I guess Clifford, that it's for the same reason Brexiters try to pretend the UK voted unanimously to leave. How many times do we have to hear "the people have spoken"?
On 21 Feb 2017 at 10:39pm Clifford wrote:
Except, of course, Hmmmm... nobody tries to pretend that the UK as a whole voted unanimously to leave and the Remainers remind us often enough. The pretence always seems to be that Scotland voted entirely to remain.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 10:54pm Bod wrote:
Get over it, both of you!
On 21 Feb 2017 at 11:37pm Alan the cat wrote:
Get over it and move on. Pleeeeaaaasssse.
On 21 Feb 2017 at 11:49pm Dick wrote:
I for one would lv to a wall built
On 22 Feb 2017 at 1:24am Peasant wrote:
The last Scottish referendum showed Scotland divided fairly evenly between those who really wanted Scotland to be independent but on balance decided to keep the annual subsidy from England and those who wanted Scotland to be independent so much that they didn't care that they would be poorer afterwards. I'd have voted for Scottish independence too, had I been given the chance. Independence has worked out well for Southern Ireland, and I'm sure it will be fine for Scotland too, in the long term. They should take the Scottish-Presbyterian settlers in Northern Ireland with them too.
On 22 Feb 2017 at 7:37am Hmmm.... wrote:
Yeah right Clifford!
On 22 Feb 2017 at 8:29am Dirk wrote:
Doesn't Tracy Ulman do a fantastic Nichola Sturgeon ! Not bad Angela Merkel either !
On 22 Feb 2017 at 9:43am Sussex Jim wrote:
Well, good luck to you, James of Bowness. Any chance you could persuade Paul Cox and other trade union wreckers to return to their homeland also?
On 22 Feb 2017 at 10:23am Annoying wrote:
Yum yum...delicious
On 22 Feb 2017 at 12:09pm Newms wrote:
Scotland has Oil services banking some high tech business and whiskey ( a massive industry )
Whiskey is pretty much all exported and about third to the EU, it won`t face tariff s but it will have problems with its EU FTAs to the rest of the world running out protecting its brand . Banking faces potential catastrophe with the end of its rights of passporting .Given its vast scale in relation to the Scottish economy this is a desperate problem and the one lurking behind all the manoeuvring All high tech industries research and so will be isolated
Scotland is also more reliant on state assistance and that will be under pressure as the money runs out which is happening now
.It seems to me that part of the impetus behind the Brexit nationalist vote was pent up frustration with Scotland for its anti-English rhetoric and behaviour over Independence and many Brexit voters don`t care what happens to the UK anyway
Europe will be similarly infuriated by the English –
Thus we make the world worse …laugh thought your heart is breaking ….laugh…..
On 22 Feb 2017 at 12:25pm Joke wrote:
What's worse than a politician?
A failed politician.. Mwhaaaa
On 22 Feb 2017 at 12:50pm Clarification wrote:
I'm not sure you count as a politician if like Paul, you never got nominated to stand for anything by your party of choice. I'm surprised he's never tried to stand as a councillor of some description down here after getting so soundly rejected in Islington, the local Tories will apparently take pretty much anyone (As will the LibDems who weirdly took James Page onboard after the Tories finally saw sense and gave him the boot).
On 22 Feb 2017 at 12:54pm Irish Whiskey wrote:
Scottish Whisky and American Bourbon from Jack Daniel.
On 22 Feb 2017 at 6:06pm Jimmy Bowlegs wrote:
C U Lot and lol.
On 23 Feb 2017 at 9:49am Bella wrote:
Why do some people find it so hard to use commas ? Paul Newman, your contributions fail because of the lack of punctuation. I can't understand your first sentence and gave up reading the rest.
I believe if Scotland had voted for independence David Cameron would not have taken a gamble on a second referendum on the EU. Ironically many people in Scotland voted to remain in the UK because they wanted to remain in the EU. Now the poor Scots get the worst of all deals. Still I'll probably be moving there along with you, James of Bowness.
On 23 Feb 2017 at 10:08am Confused wrote:
Why are so many Scots desperate to be independent, no one remembers independence, whether it was good or bad or indifferent.
I understand they don't want to be ruled by Westminister (no one does), but do they truly trust their politicians that much more (from what I've seen Holyrood is just as deluded)?
Do they just have a hunch that life will be better if they're independent (a bit like Brexit...)?
On 23 Feb 2017 at 12:29pm Green green grass wrote:
Because the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Same reason Brexit is happening.

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