No need to separate...

Daily Echo: No need to separate... No need to separate...

WHY on earth does Scotland need to separate? They already have powerful influence in Britain.

Westminster has for decades been a home for Scottish MPs including Prime Ministers, Chancellors, top civil servants and the rest.

Most of the trade unions have been dominated by militant Scots, and of course, Scots have always enjoyed (and earned) great influence in industry, banking and media.

What more could they want?

D G ROBINSON, Southampton.

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5:24pm Wed 7 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Maybe the restoration of their once great shipbuilding industry for a start. The only thing that gets me is all the Scottish owned banks that we English tax payers have just bailed out and will be paying off for a generation, will we be released from this debt if they go it alone?
Maybe the restoration of their once great shipbuilding industry for a start. The only thing that gets me is all the Scottish owned banks that we English tax payers have just bailed out and will be paying off for a generation, will we be released from this debt if they go it alone? bigfella777
  • Score: 2

11:35pm Wed 7 May 14

southamptonadi says...

I wonder why the government are even considering it?

It's just we've thought a war with the Irish for how long to keep Northern Ireland, what about Gibraltar, the Falklands etc etc, we never even consider letting them leave, I know the people all wanted to stay with us but they were not given a referendum.
I wonder why the government are even considering it? It's just we've thought a war with the Irish for how long to keep Northern Ireland, what about Gibraltar, the Falklands etc etc, we never even consider letting them leave, I know the people all wanted to stay with us but they were not given a referendum. southamptonadi
  • Score: -2

9:07am Thu 8 May 14

camerajuan says...

I really really hope (as a Scotsman living here) that we don't get independence. I've lived here 6 years, so I no longer have a say, but I can't see it working for longer than 5 years before Holyrood is calling Westminster asking if they can be friends again.
I really really hope (as a Scotsman living here) that we don't get independence. I've lived here 6 years, so I no longer have a say, but I can't see it working for longer than 5 years before Holyrood is calling Westminster asking if they can be friends again. camerajuan
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Thu 8 May 14

Linesman says...

camerajuan wrote:
I really really hope (as a Scotsman living here) that we don't get independence. I've lived here 6 years, so I no longer have a say, but I can't see it working for longer than 5 years before Holyrood is calling Westminster asking if they can be friends again.
Your comment shows the nonsense of the vote.

You, a Scot, do not have a vote, but many English, Irish & Welsh, who may be in the armed forces and living in married quarters in Scotland, if registered to vote, will qualify.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I really really hope (as a Scotsman living here) that we don't get independence. I've lived here 6 years, so I no longer have a say, but I can't see it working for longer than 5 years before Holyrood is calling Westminster asking if they can be friends again.[/p][/quote]Your comment shows the nonsense of the vote. You, a Scot, do not have a vote, but many English, Irish & Welsh, who may be in the armed forces and living in married quarters in Scotland, if registered to vote, will qualify. Linesman
  • Score: 1

3:13pm Thu 8 May 14

camerajuan says...

Linesman wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
I really really hope (as a Scotsman living here) that we don't get independence. I've lived here 6 years, so I no longer have a say, but I can't see it working for longer than 5 years before Holyrood is calling Westminster asking if they can be friends again.
Your comment shows the nonsense of the vote.

You, a Scot, do not have a vote, but many English, Irish & Welsh, who may be in the armed forces and living in married quarters in Scotland, if registered to vote, will qualify.
Exactly!

They may not even be in the forces, just moved for education & stayed - like I did - and still manage a vote. Yet I have no choice & have to watch as all the crazy people up there vote yes because they don't understand the implications and just want "rid of the English"!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I really really hope (as a Scotsman living here) that we don't get independence. I've lived here 6 years, so I no longer have a say, but I can't see it working for longer than 5 years before Holyrood is calling Westminster asking if they can be friends again.[/p][/quote]Your comment shows the nonsense of the vote. You, a Scot, do not have a vote, but many English, Irish & Welsh, who may be in the armed forces and living in married quarters in Scotland, if registered to vote, will qualify.[/p][/quote]Exactly! They may not even be in the forces, just moved for education & stayed - like I did - and still manage a vote. Yet I have no choice & have to watch as all the crazy people up there vote yes because they don't understand the implications and just want "rid of the English"! camerajuan
  • Score: 1

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