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(Scots do have a tendency to bristle against anyone who noises them up the wrong way, perhaps - if you displayed a more neutral or pro-Scot attitude you'd get a better personal response from them?)
The whole point about the referendum is that we Scots ARE taking responsibility, we WANT the responsibility of sorting out our problems, but our hands (and finances and taxation and resources...) are currently tied up by a Westminster Government that has a very different agenda from what we want.
For years, the Westminster Government (led by Scotsmen Blair and Brown) saw "no need" to address the so called "West Lothian" question,
In his interview with Andrew Marr, Mr Barroso said: "In case there is a new country, a new state, coming out of a current member state it will have to apply."
He said it was important that "accession to the European Union will have to be approved by all other member states of the European Union."
He went on: "Of course it will be extremely difficult to get the approval of all the other member states to have a new member coming from one member state."
Mr Barroso cited the example of the Spanish not recognising Kosovo.
originally posted by: TritonTaranis
originally posted by: openminded2011
a reply to: crazyewok
As a descendant of Scots I can only say...........
So your opinion is based on hate ?
Ahh just as expected
Cmon now I thought we was past all this dark ages BS, isn't it about time we all moved on?
I am disappointed
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: openminded2011
whilst at the same time ignoring half a millennia of history prior to Scotland becoming part of the UK willingly is not a good start.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Soloprotocol
Thing is those Oil and Gas fields are no longer quite so vast and the cost of removing said oil/gas is ultimately only going to increase.