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Poll

Should Scotland vote for Independence from Great Britain?

Yes
7 (20.6%)
No
27 (79.4%)

Total Members Voted: 25

Voting closed: Fri 16-May-2014 | 16:43PM

Topic: Should Scotland vote for Independence from Great Britain?

Oulton Jim on Thu 05-Jun-2014 | 09:57AM
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 I wonder if the momentum of the Yes vote has stalled.... recent poll of polls
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Lila1410 on Thu 05-Jun-2014 | 14:32PM
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Why don't they include the abstentions/don't knows/undecideds?
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Oulton Jim on Thu 05-Jun-2014 | 16:04PM
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Why don't they include the abstentions/don't knows/undecideds?

 Hmmm don't know Lila -  think I'll abstain  :hide: ps I was undecided for a time.
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Lila1410 on Thu 05-Jun-2014 | 16:05PM
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They are the people who might decide the outcome. As with other elections.
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Lila1410 on Thu 05-Jun-2014 | 16:40PM
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auldheid on Thu 05-Jun-2014 | 21:41PM
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Griffon on Thu 05-Jun-2014 | 22:16PM
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I wonder whether this referendum is divisive to the extent that, if the No side win with a small majority,  it will leave a sour note in the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK? 
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slobwise on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 02:02AM
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I wonder whether this referendum is divisive to the extent that, if the No side win with a small majority,  it will leave a sour note in the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK?

There is already a sour note in the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK hence the election of the SNP and the need for a referendum.
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Griffon on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 06:25AM
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There is already a sour note in the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK hence the election of the SNP and the need for a referendum.
If that's true it's been one largely one sided since the rest of the UK has mainly been positive about Scotland. 
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magellan on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 07:41AM
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There is already a sour note in the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK hence the election of the SNP and the need for a referendum.

Isn't that more to do with traditional mistrust of Tory governments? I can't believe it's in any way tribal or personal, there are too many Scots living happily in the rest of the UK, and vice versa.
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Lila1410 on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 07:48AM
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Was it any better in 1997-2010?

But don't most of us have friends or family born or living or working on  the other side of the border?
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CeeCee on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 08:53AM
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Obama supports a united Great Britain. Presumably in 1776 he would have supported a united British Empire and opposed American independence ?
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Lila1410 on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 08:55AM
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I think he should have kept his mouth shut, on this occasion.
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Griffon on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 08:59AM
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He was entirely right in his assessment of course.  Whether he should have said it is another matter.  Which side such comments help is also up for debate.
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magellan on Fri 06-Jun-2014 | 09:03AM
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I think he was mainly trying to correct the impression early in his tenure that he didn't have much respect for the 'special relationship'. It does raise the question whether there would still be a special relationship with an independent Scotland that's thrown out the nuclear deterrent.
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