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Scottish Independence, Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Alley of Lingering Sighs' started by Taluntain, Sep 14, 2014.

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Will Scotland become independent?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Bets on the outcome, anyone? There's a poll for you to try your hand at fortune-telling. ;)

    With only 4 days to go, this is obviously a hot topic with potentially huge ramifications for Europe if the Scottish independence referendum is successful and Scotland becomes an independent country. Of course, the consequences will very likely be far greater and more negative for the UK...
     
  2. dmc

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    A bit tongue in cheek perhaps, but I will vote for whichever result keeps my Scotch prices down. I just don't know which way to vote for that . . . :p


    (mmmm . . . Lagavullin is calling . . . )

    - Bye.
     
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    This is almost as silly as the people who were trying to get on the California ballot a question to break the state up into 5 or 6 smaller states.

    If it passes, does Mel Gibson move to Scotland and become king?
     
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    Freeeeeedooooom!
     
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  5. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I guess Wallace will be spinning in his grave if the vote ends up being NO now that Scotland has the opportunity to get its freedom peacefully.
     
  6. Merlanni

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    It is paid for with oil. Risky, how long will it last? And who guesses the right number of barrels?

    They need an own coin, before they can be allowed in the EU.
     
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    On the one hand, it's good that they can separate peacefully, unlike this whole Yugoslavia and now Ukraine mess.

    On the other hand, it's pretty pointless and useless. Small country != good things. Economies of scale and such.
     
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    They would have to be idiots to vote yes.

    Unfortunately Salmond seems to be very good at lying and persuading people that it will all be better if they vote yes.

    I really hope for the Scots sake that they vote no, but unfortunately it looks worryingly too close to call at the moment.
     
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    Just like there is a fair few people in the UK that think it's a good idea for them to leave the EU.
     
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    Had you ever been to Scotland you'd know that they do ;)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, Ragusa is back! I was wondering where you went :)
     
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    Actually sorry to correct you Ragusa but that isn't Scottish money. It is a Scottish note issued in Pound Sterling which is UK money - N.B. Scottish notes are not legal tender: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/about/faqs.aspx#sandni
    The respective Scottish banks are only allowed to issue these notes up to the limit of UK currency that they have deposited with the Bank of England.

    Should the Scots vote yes then the ability of Scotland to issue Sterling will be gone and they will have the choice of either using Sterling much as somewhere as El Salvador uses the US Dollar, introducing their own currency or (eventually) joining the EU and adopting the Euro.

    There is a fair few people in the UK who think that we should have a say on whether we are in the EU yes. We have never been asked as to whether we should join the EU, and no government has been elected on a mandate of bringing us into the EU, and yet here we are...
     
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    Bah. Trifles.
     
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    Slightly important as the Yes to Independence campaign STILL hasn't explained what currency they are planning to use. When is the referendum again? Oh that's right....tomorrow! :p
     
  15. Taluntain

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    Well, the BoM crystal bowl says that the Scots say "no thanks" to independence. But will that actually happen? We should know in about 9 hours!
     
  16. Marceror

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    This is a BFD!
     
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    No it is and it wasn't even that close.
     
  18. Marceror

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    Good.
     
  19. Taluntain

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    Keep calm and carry on... :lol:
     
  20. dmc

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    So my Scotch prices are probably safe . . . ?

    Pretty sound thrashing.
     
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