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I have no opinion on this matter, as my knowledge is poor on the subject.
Why do scotland want to be an independent country and what would happen if they became one?
Pros? Cons? etc
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I have no opinion on this matter, as my knowledge is poor on the subject.
Why do scotland want to be an independent country and what would happen if they became one?
Pros? Cons? etc
Try that.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...light=Scottish

The SNP campaign told an awful lot of lies and lost in a referendum.
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The jocks think they can run their country on oil and whiskey.
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Scotland want to be seperate for a number of reasons for example:
•national identity
•the fact the Government largely neglects Scotland.
•the fact the South constantly votes for the conservatives.
•the squandering of oil money
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It is very simple. Some people in Scotland have decided to believe that everything will be magically better if they get rid of those stupid English. They don't realize that everything will basically be the same as before. Independence isn't going to solve any actual problems.
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The jocks think they can run their country on oil and whiskey.
I doubt whiskey would be of much use.

Whisky perhaps...
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It is very simple. Some people in Scotland have decided to believe that everything will be magically better if they get rid of those stupid English. They don't realize that everything will basically be the same as before. Independence isn't going to solve any actual problems.
Why would it get rid of English people?
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Why would it get rid of English people?
Because most of them would be in a different country.
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Because most of them would be in a different country.
So?

I have a house here and be a dual national, why'd I move?
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So?

I have a house here and be a dual national, why'd I move?
You wouldn't.
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You wouldn't.
Who would then?

You think peeps would give up their jobs, home, families to move back to England?

Not really seeing it...
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Why do scotland want to be an independent country


We don't! We voted to reject it in a referendum by 55% to 45% last year
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Who would then?

You think peeps would give up their jobs, home, families to move back to England?

Not really seeing it...
Most English people live in England, not in Scotland. Those people would be in a different country if Scotland were to become independent. Then the Scottish people that live in Scotland would be rid of them.
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Most English people live in England, not in Scotland. Those people would be in a different country if Scotland were to become independent. Then the Scottish people that live in Scotland would be rid of them.
They'd still be English though....
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They'd still be English though....
Are you trolling me?
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I have no opinion on this matter, as my knowledge is poor on the subject.
Why do scotland want to be an independent country and what would happen if they became one?
Pros? Cons? etc
Scotland were tired of being governed from a central government in London and felt that there best interests weren't in hand as the UK's economy was London-centric.

Scotland is generally a more left wing region meaning they were not happy with the way that the Conservatives (a rightish party) were running the UK. This helped to build a separatist and patriotic movement in Scotland which quickly expanded.

The Scottish National Party were the party who put forward the referendum and campaigned for Scottish sovereignty so that they could make their own decisions about the economy, NHS, Nuclear weapons etc.

This frightened David Cameron who didn't want the legacy of having been in power when the UK split up and the two main party's in the UK (Labour and the Conservatives) campaigned together to keep Scotland in the UK.

In a late ditched attempt to keep Scotland, Cameron offered more devolution (more powers for Scotland to make their own decisions) and although the SNP did not get the split like they wanted, they got the promise of more powers for Scotland and won almost all the seats in Scotland in the general election in May this year.
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Are you trolling me?
Nope.

Just confused how if Scotland went independent I'd no longer be English.
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Nope.

Just confused how if Scotland went independent I'd no longer be English.
You would still be English. I honestly have no idea what you are getting at. If Scotland was independent, they would obviously be in the same country as a lot less English people. Of course there would still be some English people in Scotland. That's not the point.
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A huge part of the modern non-nativist desire for independence is the way Thatcher spunked the North Sea oil money on tax cuts for the upper middle classes in the South-East.

The Scots think they could manage whatever is left much better.

The SNP leadership will have seen the numbers and will not actually want independence as they know it's unviable, but have to talk about it constantly to please the supporters, half of whom are simply dumb nationalists the same as UKIP supporters in England. Hence the England-friendly campaign and the occasional hint they might expand south of the border.
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You would still be English. I honestly have no idea what you are getting at. If Scotland was independent, they would obviously be in the same country as a lot less English people. Of course there would still be some English people in Scotland. That's not the point.
But you were suggesting the English would be got rid of.

What did you mean?
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