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Scottish Referendum?
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Scottish Referendum
YES
44%
 44%  [ 4 ]
NO
55%
 55%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 9

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Mushkilla



Joined: 17 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: Scottish Referendum? Reply with quote

Will Scotland get independence?
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Shimokitazawa



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CNN reported today the results of surveys asking how people intend to vote:

53% - No

47% - Yes

I wonder how much that will actually change when people actually head out to vote. My guess is not much.

Its' obviously close, but won't be close enough for the Yes side to win.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't be so sure. Polls are skewed in favour of fatcats, who tend to be "No"-voters.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we will need a new forum here....
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Capt Lugwash



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doubtful.
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Capt Lugwash



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for some reason it is not possible to vote in the poll for me.
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You aren't living in a Scotland. That's the reason.
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Capt Lugwash



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I never realised this website could distinguish the difference. Thank you for pointing that out.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome.

Here's a clip about the flag. Really interested in finding out if there'll be any changes to the flag...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aSnlhG-B2I
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Capt Lugwash



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There doesn't need to be, after all Scotland already has its own flag and anyway the Union Flag uses a much deeper blue than that used on the saltire.

If the rest of the UK changed the flag then think of the cost to businesses not just in the UK but also any Commonwealth countries whose own standard includes the Union Flag.

Can't see it happening.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - can't see it happening either. But a union flag for a dissolved union seems rather silly. Don't you think?
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Capt Lugwash



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it won't be a dissolved union - there will still be three countries in it. Unless of course England decide to cut loose as well.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first union flag was created to symbolise the union between the Scottish and English kingdoms. While the queen will still remain the ruling monarch, it is this first union which might be dissolved, thus rendering the flag meaningless.

True, the same thing could, and has been, argued with regard to Ireland leaving the union. No changes were made then either. Usually the retention of Northern Ireland was used as the basis that the cross of St Patrick was still needed. But in reality...?

The flag may very well go the way of flags of other failed states...
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Capt Lugwash



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't. Unlike the one currently flying at a venue near you.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which flag might that be, do you think?
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