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Guid day how's it gaun?
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I'm Scottish!
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bagpipes haggis haggis bagpipes haggis kilts haggis
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bagpipes haggis haggis bagpipes haggis kilts haggis
You forgot the tartan
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You forgot the tartan
and the buckfast
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Yeah I'm Scottish. Born and bred in Ayr

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and the buckfast
Lol oh aye and the whiskey :lol:
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Lol oh aye and the whiskey :lol:
Whiskey isn't Scottish
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Whiskey isn't Scottish
LOL oh dear :lol: I don't drink tho :lol:
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LOL oh dear :lol: I don't drink tho :lol:
WhiskEy is Irish. Whisky is Scottish.
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WhiskEy is Irish. Whisky is Scottish.
That's what I meant but it autocorrected it to the one with the E
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I'll be interested to know how you will vote in the upcoming referendum (if you are eligible to vote).
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I'll be interested to know how you will vote in the upcoming referendum (if you are eligible to vote).
I'll be able to vote next year but I've no idea
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I'll be interested to know how you will vote in the upcoming referendum (if you are eligible to vote).
Most likely voting no to independence.

Although there are very good arguments for independence, I think that overall the benefits of remaining in the UK outweigh any benefits from independence.
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Aye pal. I've yet to actually research the pros and cons of independence. Not sure if my sole reason if wanting to stay part of GB is a good enough justification of voting 'no'.
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Most likely voting no to independence.

Although there are very good arguments for independence, I think that overall the benefits of remaining in the UK outweigh any benefits from independence.
What are the benefits that outweigh the positives of independence?
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What are the benefits that outweigh the positives of independence?
Mainly:

- Keeping the pound. Yes Salmond still wants it, but for an independent Scotland to use the pound there would pretty much need to be a monetary policy union, which we can't force out of rUK. Don't know that much about economics but I think there would be difficulties with a monetary union anyway (cf. the eurozone).

- Universities & Research. I think an independent Scotland would hinder the level of research collaboration between UK unis. Funding is also an issue - atm Scotland gets more research funding per capita than England. Also, what would happen to UK charities e.g. the Welcome trust?

- [Cultural issues - minor in comparison, but Scotland does share quite a lot of it's culture with Britain as a whole.]

I think I would support greater devolution involving more powers over fiscal policy but not frank independence.

What do you think?
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Mainly:

- Keeping the pound. Yes Salmond still wants it, but for an independent Scotland to use the pound there would pretty much need to be a monetary policy union, which we can't force out of rUK. Don't know that much about economics but I think there would be difficulties with a monetary union anyway (cf. the eurozone).

- Universities & Research. I think an independent Scotland would hinder the level of research collaboration between UK unis. Funding is also an issue - atm Scotland gets more research funding per capita than England. Also, what would happen to UK charities e.g. the Welcome trust?

- [Cultural issues - minor in comparison, but Scotland does share quite a lot of it's culture with Britain as a whole.]

I think I would support greater devolution involving more powers over fiscal policy but not frank independence.

What do you think?
All those under the Queen's rule would keep the pound would they not?

British culture is to die for

In all honesty, I haven't done thorough research into this. I've spoken to a number of people and heard what they've had to say. With that, I've mixed in my own personal views and experiences (which has undoubtedly been influenced by others) and have come to be more in favour of independence
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