Scottish Independence

limey

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Hi Everbody
I see on the news that the vote for Scottish Independence takes place in a years time.
I was wondering what implications if any this would have on stalking rights etc?
 

bewsher500

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be good for the deer as anyone with any sense will leave!
be bad for everything else including shooters as Kenny "nutjob" McKaskill will be one step closer to implementing zero firearms policy

I see more and more propaganda including bumper stickers and hoodies with "Yes" on them.
clearly no-one with any more advanced maths than my 4 year old has looked at the books.

"We have no national industry to speak of yet we are going to raise billions from raised corporation taxes"
Can anyone spell "Offshore Status operating from within Scotland"
 

bogtrotter

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Don't think it will make a great deal of difference to leases etc, its true that some in the SNP would like tighter control on firearms air gun licensing for one but that is more than likely to happen whether we become independent or not.

What some forget is the SNP is a only vehicle for independence if we become independent and that is still a big if
there will be a transitional period, and there is still some debate about how long that period will be, but as a democratic country there will need to be a general election and SNP will only be one of the party's after your vote.

It could be argued that if we get independence the SNP will have filled their roll and no longer be of any great relevance.

In reality in answer to your question who really knows it will depend on whether the population choose to go independent or not.

And if they do then the type of government they want to run the country.
 

Jager SA

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Have a lot friends in Scotland and I think it's a bad idea to vote yes for Independance. SNP are but the instigators for it and like it's been said once thir goal has been achieved they serve little or no purpose. Trouble is if/when it happens and it doesn't work out where will Alex Salmond and his cronies be?

Vote NO!!! Once it's done there's probably no going back and if there was at what cost!
 

perdix

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I can't see why anyone is worrying about what Alex Salmond will do if independance is voted in?
It's quite obvious that he will crown himself as the True King of Scotland!
 

tom308w

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As everyone knows Alex and his mob are only after going in the history books as the men who got independence
 

perdix

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Exactly.
I,for one,will certainly be looking at moving back down south if the yes vote wins.I cannot see any good coming out of the likes of Salmond having even more power than he already seems to wield
 

Finch

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What some forget is the SNP is a only vehicle for independence if we become independent and that is still a big if
there will be a transitional period, and there is still some debate about how long that period will be, but as a democratic country there will need to be a general election and SNP will only be one of the party's after your vote.

It could be argued that if we get independence the SNP will have filled their roll and no longer be of any great relevance.

Salmond, deliver independence as a service to his countryman then retire from grubby politics and get a proper job and earn some money? That might be Nigel Farage's plan. Salmond, I suspect, models himself more along the lines of Fidel Castro.
 

Heym SR20

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I really hope Scotland doesn't become independent. Look at the track record of most former parts of the British Crown - most don't do very well. The sad thing is that there are plenty of voters who think that a vote for independence equals new mercedes etc. - just as happened elsewhere and if they get out and vote then its anybodies guess. If it goes ahead, I will be the forth generation of my family that chooses to live in a country, and it then becomes independent.
 

rick6point5

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I feel this has not at all been thought through at the microscopic detail level that will be required, on a local scale there are repercussions due to the inconvenience & changes caused from everything from basic government and localized bodies requiring formation to performing simple tasks from Income tax & PAYE, health services and support, Highways, Immigration, Emigration etc etc.
Globally there are far greater issues concerning Oil storage & distribution, which will be top of the agenda, Land & Property values to currency trading to trust of the New Scottish Law, the population will diminish noticeably and that in its own will cause national issues.
As far as Deer stalking is concerned the Deer wont care a hoot either way and the ability to shoot them will remain as it is, give or take, worst case scenario is having to go through the same amount of organisation and paperwork as when hunting abroad. IMO
 

gibson

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read this tonite AYE OR NAW ??? Wan year the dae in yil huv yir chance tae decide.

Well it's gittin closer noo ! wan year the dae till Scotland decides if we wanty huv Scottish rule, or English rule, rome wis nae built in a dae neathir wull an independant scotland. mistakes wull be made, bit they wull be Scottish mistakes. in it gives Scotland the chance tae say tae politicians, if you lie, cheat, urr steal, yi wull go tae prison, and lose any parliamentary seat yi hud. nae waitin till the next election. oot named in shamed. nae mare 5 and 6 hunner year auld rules thit kept crooks in power. You the people huv the chance tae make a fresh and clean start. This isnae aboot the SNP or eny uthir pairty, it's aboot Scottish people bein ruled by Scotland. Wan year the dae yi huv the only chance tae choose.
 

6pointer

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The ones i speak to feel its a very good idea and most will vote yes to scotland governing scotland. Most come from poor backgrounds where jobs are hard to come buy they have watched the English government drain away jobs to the south without a thought. Ravenscraig will be used and others. The young want it thats for sure and will be getting rallied up as the time get nearer.
 

Chrislumox

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1- the youth want it because they haven't got a mortgage and mum and dad support them.
2- we moan when we go down south and we get told "we cant accept Scottish currency". well think how life with be with the euro.
3- we the people need to see the figures... will we as a nation be better off? no one can give us the hard facts.
4- as a young girl on STV said tonight "we have won 2 world wars fighting along side each other, so why split? as one we are better".

i think the nation will vote what is best for them but as JR put it " The Heart" v "The Head" hard times ahead i feel.
 

jimbo1984

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I think imdependance will be fantastic for the 10 days it will last , once the hard Maths is done I think people's attitudes will be very different !
 

jb7x57

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We would need to get a European firearms pass and a visitors permit to take guns north of the border
 

RickoShay

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....contributes @8.3% to UK GDP (including oil revenues, which are mostly low country and scandav owned) gets back @9.5% of UK GDP. By population scots receive an extra £1200 per head, per annum compared to rest of UK. Better healthcare and affordable education, but 23% scots born work in London (I made that last bit up :stir:).

I'd like for Scotland to stay, we are a Union and the figures magnify that - the whisky is pretty good too...
 
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badbob

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well we will need a new sign on the M74 at Gretna,:)

The union of 1707 was not popular with the people of Scotland at the time,
as Rabbie Burns said " bought and sold for English Gold".

At least the people can decide what they want this time.
Emotively I think many will vote " to be a Nation again. "

Well at least many of us English Sportsmen will contribute to the
new Scottish Economy... Its a Great Country for stalking.
.unless the Scottish Politicians ban, guns shooting and fishing. :cry:

:british:
 
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