On 30 Nov 2009 at 1:57pm Toque wrote:
Who's in favour of Scottish independence then?
And if they left would you prefer an independent England or some sort of union (Not So Great Britain) with Wales and Northern Ireland?
On 30 Nov 2009 at 2:00pm Bunter wrote:
Independence for the Scots - if they want it, Yes. Independence for the Welsh - if they want it, Yes. Independence for Northern Ireland - tricky, that one. England? Yes, back to the Heptarchy.
On 30 Nov 2009 at 2:03pm L.F.F wrote:
I for one would vote for an independent England . But we will nether get the vote.
On 30 Nov 2009 at 6:58pm Chavkins wrote:
I hate the scots so let them have their independance, and make sure there is strict border control so we don't have to put up with any more down here. And deport the ones we do.
On 30 Nov 2009 at 8:23pm St Andrew wrote:
LOL - have to agree with Chavkins on this one as I've never met a good one yet.
Incredible as it sounds, independence is not really sought by the Scots as they could not afford to pay their own benefits without subsidy from England.
On 30 Nov 2009 at 10:41pm Two Potty Pete wrote:
Q. right, they could not exist financially without us unfortunately. Not enough people paying tax to support themselves.
On 30 Nov 2009 at 10:58pm Mr Bone wrote:
Been watching a History of Scotland on BBC. Incase you missed it, it basically went like this:
Romans built a wall.
Failed to qualify for World Cup
Got more pissed
Died from Heart Disease
On 1 Dec 2009 at 12:22am Brixtonbelle wrote:
It's a romantic idea but just won't work. Too many Scots leave and never go back because the jobs just arn't there, much as we love the place. Trouble is London and the south east are becoming too crowded so maybe it is time to devolve power to the regions - not just Scotland - and move some jobs there too, regenerate the north, Wales, Cornwall, etc.
I love Scotland - it's an amazing country with fantastic culture and people and if the weather was better I'd live there ! Meanwhile I content myself with contributing to their economy via tourism.
On 1 Dec 2009 at 8:45am Shrek wrote:
The English are uselesds at creating ogres as they have to be big, green and Scottish.
On 1 Dec 2009 at 10:45am Rev. Green wrote:
Its not easy being Green!! - and Mike Myers isn't Scottish...
They may have independence N of the Border but how come we end up with a Pict as Prime Minister S of the Border?
On 1 Dec 2009 at 11:08am Bunter wrote:
Two Potty Pete wrote: Not enough people paying tax to support themselves.
If you mean by that a country has to have a population of 60 million to be able to survive you should ask yourself how - within easy travelling distance - Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Luxemburg etc etc etc manage.
On 1 Dec 2009 at 12:10pm Chuck wrote:
There probably aren't as many people on the dole....
On 1 Dec 2009 at 12:47pm The Big Man wrote:
.... or pished
On 1 Dec 2009 at 2:00pm Two Potty Pete wrote:
Bunter - in that case: go for it. I'm in total agreement, and Scotland should go on its own. But without taxes from England.
On 1 Dec 2009 at 7:16pm Bunter wrote:
With you there Two Potty Pete.
On 3 Dec 2009 at 3:21pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I'm in favour of Scottish independence for all the reasons listed above. Welsh independence too, as they get a disproportionate amount of public money spent on them also. Of course for that to happen, Wales would have to be an actual country, rather than a region of England as it is now.