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… Will Scotland Become Independent ?? [#someday]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 25th,2014

.. I believe so …

.. but , they have several arguments to solve …

.. [h/t — Wikipedia.org]…
.. [link] to the online article …

.. finance — proposed creation of a currency . An appropriate exchange rate with the pound …

.. government — experience running their own affairs …

.. economics — horse sense in how much they may want to spend on social programs , as against how much they want to pay in taxes …

.. the EU — in or out …

.. defence — a separate armed force , incl & a navy ?? … also , nuclear weapons …

.. political balance — a counterweight to the Scottish National Party [heavily socialist in nature] … one that is much more conservative would be nice ….

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… Well , Scotland has Spoken [#independence vote]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 20th,2014

.. and , I have to admit , I am surprised …

.. Scotland rejected independence by a margin of 55.4% to 44.6% . That is a margin of 10.8% ….

.. [h/t — Wikipedia.org(Scotland Independence Referendum)]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. that is a very healthy margin …

.. I thought that it would be closer than that . The way that the vote was trending , I thought the independence campaign just might win …. just … but it did not ….

.. so , what do I think about it ? … I think that Scots have a strong nationalistic sense of self , and are very self – confident about it . Sometimes , it can tend to border on arrogance . Gee , who does that sound like ?? …

.. You got it . The U.S.A. … A great many of our country ‘ s ancestors are either Scottish , English , or Scotch – Irish , along with Irish … the arrogance tends to run in the British Isles , and we here in the ” Colonies ” inherited it…. in spades …

.. except Great Britain I do not think ever expected that their former 13 colonies to become the economic , military , and social colossus that we have become , and still are …

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… Scotland could Go Independent …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 11th,2014

.. Scotland votes in a independence referendum on September 18th …

.. it just may well choose to go for independence after nearly 300 years …

.. [h/t — theScotsman.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. according to the Scotsman , the ” yes ” side has taken the lead for the first time . I am not surprised . Scots are an independent lot . Once Britain went for devolution of legislative powers to Scotland a number of years ago , one could see this coming …

.. whether it decide to or not is another question …

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… An independent Scotland ?? [#yes or no]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 5th,2014

.. before , I would have said a flat no , it will not happen .

.. but now , according to the public opinion polls , it is now a real possibility …

.. [h/t — DailyTelegraph.co.uk]..
.. [link] to the news column ..

.. my guess is that the ” yes ” camp is now in the lead . My educated guess is that their support is around 44% to 45% yes . The ” nos ” now trail , but narrowly , at around 41% to 42% . There are about 10% to 15% undecided …

.. does that mean that ” yes ” will win ? No . The ” yes ” camp now has big mo behind it . Just a few weeks ago , the ” yes ” camp was down at around 36% to 38% , with almost 60% saying no . Now that has changed completely …

.. There is a significant chunk of the ballot that remains undecided . The ” sale ” has not been closed , not yet at least by either side …

.. Scotland could go independent . But the case has not been made , not as of yet …..

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… Does Scotland Really Want Independence ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 15th,2014

.. I believe that it does .

.. but , will it vote for independence (in a referendum vote , this September) ? … I do not know , yet ..

.. a sizable minority will vote yes , no matter what . But , a majority ?? … that remains to be seen …

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