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shaddypeekey

Member Since 26 Sep 2003
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In Topic: Only Me?

05 September 2014 - 12:30 PM

Certainly, basically I hate nationalism. I hate all the 'them' and 'us' stuff that this referendum has generated. I have friends from all over the UK and just hate the thought of us cutting ourselves off from the rest of Britain. I have always seen the home countries as like four brothers, all with distinct personalities, but with far more in common than differences. We get on each other's nerves, have fierce rivalries, make fun of each other, but, at the end of the day, we would stick up for each other if any of us were threatened. Sad that people want to throw that away. In addition, I don't believe a single word Alex Salmon and Nichola Sturgeon say. I truly believe they are more interested in Scotland becoming independent than Scotland being independent. As Salmond's biographer said, 'It's all about winning with Alex'. They will promise anything to get a Yes vote and have not demonstrated that they have a clear idea of how an independent Scotland would work in practice. It could genuinely be disastrous, and people need to think very carefully before they sign up for such an ill-thought through proposition. And no, I don't believe the statements coming out from the No campaign either but then I don't have to - I have lived in the union for nearly 50 years. I know what it's like. Is rule from Westminster perfect? Absolutely not. There are no end of ways we could improve things but I would rather see us attempt that than go down the independent route.

Phil. I was of the exact same opinion as you pal, but I thought long and hard and decided that we can at least give it a bash on our own two feet. The bit in bold I agree with to an extent, but last time I checked, I didn't give all my money to my brother, only for him to give me back what he deemed fit, whilst keeping some for himself, which is the status quo.(Knowing the tight arse wee shite though, that probably will happen in Dortmund)!


In Topic: The Flow Of People To Yes

01 September 2014 - 10:43 PM

I've changed from no to yes. My reasoning:I have always thought we could go it alone, but some if the SNP manifesto is pie in the sky, which drove me down the no route. Until I thought"this isn't the SNP referendum, it's my country's. I think I would regret voting no in years to come.