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Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« on: January 20, 2012, 10:55:03 AM »
A fat, patronising, allegedly gambling-addicted twat called Alec Salmond wants to remove Scotland from the United Kingdom, so he and his mates can afford the more expensive brand of fizzy wine.

...I think you can guess my opinion on the subject, but i'd like to hear others' opinions on this specifically, and also the general issue of small nations' whiny attention-seeking behaviour.

also, should the UK be allowed to wash it's hands of the economic disaster zone it's created north of the border over the last few hundred years?

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 11:22:13 AM »
I think if the people Scotland want to be independent of the UK more power to them.  I wouldn't want to be saddled with that bloated, wheezing mess that passes for a government across the pond.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 12:50:01 PM »
I think if the people Scotland want to be independent of the UK more power to them.  I wouldn't want to be saddled with that bloated, wheezing mess that passes for a government across the pond.

I understand, on both counts. However we Scots have a built-in knee-jerk reactionary prejudice against 'the english' (till we grow up a bit anyway) and I very much worry that this will be the basis on which the coming referendum is judged.
Also, I can't help wondering what we'll be replacing the UK government with - yet another bunch of suits and wallets with voices for hire?

Ignore me - I'm just sounding off here because if I speak my mind in public I'm liable to get my head kicked in by a bunch of so-called patriots.


Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 01:45:15 PM »


Ignore me -
   
   Yeah, that's probably best.


Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 02:09:52 PM »
   
   Yeah, that's probably best.

Fuck you too.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 02:13:21 PM »
Fuck you too.

     ;D ;D   There's no beginning to your wit.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 06:30:09 PM »
     ;D ;D   There's no beginning to your wit.

I wouldn't dare match wits with you Mr Coyle. The best I could come up with is that I went out and had a few drinks in your honour, and while I don't normally indulge, I also accepted a few lines from a friend. My they were fine. Of course tomorrow I can go about my business like a normal human being. I truly despise addicts.

Yeah, still pretty pathetic on my part. Thanks for derailing my thread.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 06:55:56 PM »
A fat, patronising, allegedly gambling-addicted twat called Alec Salmond wants to remove Scotland from the United Kingdom, so he and his mates can afford the more expensive brand of fizzy wine.

...I think you can guess my opinion on the subject, but i'd like to hear others' opinions on this specifically, and also the general issue of small nations' whiny attention-seeking behaviour.

also, should the UK be allowed to wash it's hands of the economic disaster zone it's created north of the border over the last few hundred years?


I believe that Salmond is simply planting a flag atop an already sovereign entity built by a series of philosophically related decisions before him.  Separation in principle opens the door for separation in fact.  All that Scotland is lacking is a foreign relations office and full control of taxation. 

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 08:44:23 PM »

I believe that Salmond is simply planting a flag atop an already sovereign entity built by a series of philosophically related decisions before him.  Separation in principle opens the door for separation in fact.  All that Scotland is lacking is a foreign relations office and full control of taxation.

I agree that it's possible to make it happen, I'm just not so sure we should make it happen. I worry about the motives of those who have most to gain from it more than the concept itself.

Also, given my performance above, do you really think a nation of people like me should be allowed out on their own? I'm only half joking here. We're nuts.
And thanks to the UK government, we've got plenty of radioactive material to play with. Have you seen our beaches?

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 07:24:28 AM »
I agree that it's possible to make it happen, I'm just not so sure we should make it happen. I worry about the motives of those who have most to gain from it more than the concept itself.

Also, given my performance above, do you really think a nation of people like me should be allowed out on their own? I'm only half joking here. We're nuts.
And thanks to the UK government, we've got plenty of radioactive material to play with. Have you seen our beaches?


Well, if the UK government is similar to the US government, they will do more for you once you are an independent nation just to keep you in good graces.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 11:08:15 AM »
Independance - is this the name give to the Men Without Hats reunion tour?

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 12:29:41 PM »
Ah, Scotland. One of my favorite countries I've visited. Love Glasgow, and especially Ayrshire on the beautiful West Coast. Tea and toasties!

Independance - is this the name give to the Men Without Hats reunion tour?

Great Canadian 80's band!


Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 04:24:53 PM »
Sometimes I think the word great has been diluted.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 07:53:42 PM »
Jasmine ... I obviously agree

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 06:41:26 AM »
Independance - is this the name give to the Men Without Hats reunion tour?

Spellcheck is for Southern Pansies.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 07:56:05 AM »
Spellcheck is for Southern Pansies.

Ha! Ha! But are my choices limited solely to bollocks or to shite? Why can't the great Scottish people have bollocks and shite? Here, yet another great injustice has been done.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 08:09:58 AM »
Spellcheck is for Southern Pansies.
As is literacy

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 09:38:57 AM »
Ha! Ha! But are my choices limited solely to bollocks or to shite? Why can't the great Scottish people have bollocks and shite? Here, yet another great injustice has been done.

As long as it's deep-fried, I guess there's room for all.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 09:43:55 AM »
As is literacy

... should I trot out my 'literacy' credentials? cos I don't have any. After 30 years of being falsely accused of latent genius and downright child-prodig...ity... I'm honestly grateful that someone has finally recognised the real me.

All I really want to do is play with crayons.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012, 10:48:26 AM »
A fat, patronising, allegedly gambling-addicted twat called Alec Salmond wants to remove Scotland from the United Kingdom, so he and his mates can afford the more expensive brand of fizzy wine.

...I think you can guess my opinion on the subject, but i'd like to hear others' opinions on this specifically, and also the general issue of small nations' whiny attention-seeking behaviour.

also, should the UK be allowed to wash it's hands of the economic disaster zone it's created north of the border over the last few hundred years?

As an Englishman, I personally couldn't care less what Scotland chose to do. Don't get me wrong, I would rather they not leave and break up the UK, but we'd be no better or worse off if they left.

I think with the way the world is at the moment economically, especially in Europe, they had better be very sure they really want it. It could go spectacularly tits up if they get it wrong.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012, 12:23:25 PM »
As an Englishman, I personally couldn't care less what Scotland chose to do. Don't get me wrong, I would rather they not leave and break up the UK, but we'd be no better or worse off if they left.

I think with the way the world is at the moment economically, especially in Europe, they had better be very sure they really want it. It could go spectacularly tits up if they get it wrong.

Agreed, on both points. In fact it calls to mind the old joke about the government deciding to burn down Scotland for the insurance money.


Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2012, 01:27:06 PM »
Ironically, if they'd done it when they originally wanted to in the 70's, they'd have an economy now that would embarrass England according to the suppressed Commons report from the time.

You might find this an interesting read. It was never discussed in public because of the conclusions it drew.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2012, 03:26:59 PM »
last time around, even if the UK would have allowed it, I'm not sure the US would have. Scotland used to be a hotbed of socialism/commie-ism. That's pretty much dead these days.

Yeah, that sounds a bit alex jones, doesn't it? Which leads me to my next musing...

Are american states 'technically' allowed to leave the union? I don't particularly think that would be a good idea, I just think it would be fun to watch them try.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2012, 04:46:35 PM »
last time around, even if the UK would have allowed it, I'm not sure the US would have. Scotland used to be a hotbed of socialism/commie-ism. That's pretty much dead these days.

Yeah, that sounds a bit alex jones, doesn't it? Which leads me to my next musing...
Are american states 'technically' allowed to leave the union? I don't particularly think that would be a good idea, I just think it would be fun to watch them try.

Well we actually fought the civil war over that very question.  A good deal of people think that it. Was to free the slaves but unfortunately that was not the north's true motives.  Anyway the result of the civil war was a stronger federal government and the ability for states to succeed from the union was nullified.

An interesting note is pre-civil war the USA was referred to as "these united states" after the civil war it was referred to as "the united states"

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2012, 05:28:32 PM »
It could go spectacularly tits up if they get it wrong.

Damn, I thought perky tits was a good thing... ::)

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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2012, 07:14:45 PM »
Nice ;)

last time around, even if the UK would have allowed it, I'm not sure the US would have.

Not sure I get your point mate? It has fuck all to do with the US. In fact Scotland probably would have done it out of spite if they'd stuck their oar in at that time :lol:

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2012, 08:44:13 PM »
Nice ;)

Not sure I get your point mate? It has fuck all to do with the US. In fact Scotland probably would have done it out of spite if they'd stuck their oar in at that time :lol:

i was just being conspiricizorialistic. Of course the US doesn't interfere in the affairs of other countrys.

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 06:28:57 AM »
Ah right. My bad :)

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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2012, 08:17:32 AM »
Of course the US doesn't interfere in the affairs of other countrys.

Nor does the UK. What never? No never! What, never? Hardly ever!

Scottish Independance - bollocks or shite?
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2012, 09:27:53 AM »
Nor does the UK. What never? No never! What, never? Hardly ever!

lol I know, I know... the two are pretty much the same thing these days anyway. Much as I dislike being part of the western globalist power-grab agenda or whatever we call it these days, these people do rule the world, and I think scotland would be much better off staying sheltered under the Eagle's wing. Smelly though it may be.