Originally posted by shavixmirUmmm, the fact that per head the UK spends more on people living in Scotland than anywhere else, despite, on average the lowest tax contributions from the Scots of anywhere in the Union, I think should set bells ringing...but do you really think all of the roads and infrastructure was built with Scottish money? You think all that NHS was paid for locally? You think Scotland could have built a better health service?
Well, pray tell... what has the Union done for Scotland?
Originally posted by shavixmirCameron may be afraid of Scots independence, but I'm not sure many other people in England are. According to recent polls, support for Scots independence is actually higher in England than it is in Scotland!
That, my friend, is the stench of English fear.
Anything and everything will be drawn out to try to scare the Scots into voting "no" in a referendum on independance.
It's only gonna get worse, the closer to voting it gets.
Originally posted by DR85I wonder if the existence of a supra-national European structure is actually one of the factors that's cementing local feeling in various corners of the EU.
Seems a strange time to want devolution, when the rest of Europe seems to be powerhousing into one. But like I said, let 'em... I'm past caring about Britishness. I'm English.
On the other hand, what about English people who have lived the majority of their lives in Wales or Scotland? Should they be given a vote? What criteria are going to be used to determine eligibility?[/b]Criteria is based on resident status and voting qualification so anyone eligible to vote in local and uk elections in a scottish constituency will be elogible to vote in the referendum. I am English but have lived in Scotland for 28yrs so I shall be voting.
Originally posted by DR85You do know that this argument has been debunked as utter garbish, don't you?
Ummm, the fact that per head the UK spends more on people living in Scotland than anywhere else, despite, on average the lowest tax contributions from the Scots of anywhere in the Union, I think should set bells ringing...but do you really think all of the roads and infrastructure was built with Scottish money? You think all that NHS was paid for locally? You t ...[text shortened]... tself out. I am sick and tired of being hated by neighbours I've always been fond of as people.
Originally posted by shavixmirYou didn't mention the great contributions of Scottish engineers to the Imperial project, not to mention countless regiments of Highlanders dying in foreign lands.
You do know that this argument has been debunked as utter garbish, don't you?
Scottish gas, Whiskey (largest UK export), beef, salmon, sheep, water.
Not to mention that the venison can feed the population alone.
Now, let's see what the English have done for the Scots...
- Closed the mining industry
- Outsourced the ship building industry (to Germa ...[text shortened]... sons) a bad name abroad.
Yeah... Scotland has everything to wish for from the bloody union.
Originally posted by shavixmirWhisky I think you mean if it was true (whiskey would be from Ireland). In fact this is totally made up and I do not know where from. Probably not even Scotlands main export. Beverages and Vinegar are the UKs 12th largest export and this includes more than just Whisky.
Whiskey (largest UK export)
Originally posted by DR85A very large percentage of the Scottish populationn is English and more are moving there every year, it's a real mix of nationalities there. Why do so many English move there.... read your own post, it has the stench of the ignorant yobbish behaviour that prevails in Engerland.
Stench of English fear?
As much as I think the Union is better off, and stronger together, I for one really one wouldn't lose much sleep over Scotland leaving the United Kingdom.
Seriously, if they want to become a third-world country, let them. I'm sick of Scottish animosity toward the English - many have no idea what the Union has done for them.
Se ...[text shortened]... using into one. But like I said, let 'em... I'm past caring about Britishness. I'm English.