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originally posted by: Korg Trinity
originally posted by: Hilux1996
A picture Speaks a thousand words!
The fact that the YES crowd post their disgusting and insulting thoughts so readily and don't accept the democratically voted decision, speaks volumes about the kind of people that voted YES.
What a bunch of ill informed, uneducated and ill mannered people!
originally posted by: douglas5
a reply to: stumason
a few of my friends were talking the other day about the ballot papers , it was the first time some of us had voted and i paid quite a bit of attention to it as it will be the one and only time i will vote ,
The papers had no markings either side bar the yes/no box one other member here said they should have had markings on them and not only me thought it funny pencils were used as a big pack o pens in Tesco is a £1
It started with grainy videos on YouTube, showing official counters doing odd things with the ballot papers. Stories emerged of people at polling stations being told that someone using their name had already voted. Children had been registered to vote. The police “were investigating”, while Westminster pooh-poohed it all.
A small and angry petition was launched by Change.org. First addressed to Alex Salmond it is now going to his Deputy Nicola Sturgeon, and is approaching 100,000 signatures. And yet morehas emerged of the odd and dishonest practices that have appeared to capture the No result so wanted by Westminster. Among them are:
Ballot papers with no identifying marks on the back (illegal)
Ballot boxes from polling stations delivered to counting centres in private cars by only one person (illegal)
Postal ballot papers apparently being sent to England first
Pro-union people being allowed to open and inspect postal votes several days before the referendum (illegal)
And there were no exit polls. Before the referendum various polls said that the No campaign was leading, although the Yes side were catching up. Just before the vote these polls had the Yes side suddenly dropping back even though on the ground the campaign for independence seemed to be getting stronger. But polls are not that accurate, particularly those published by pro-Union media.
Exit polls are. They are conducted outside the polling stations and researchers ask people coming out how they have voted. In the space between the polling stations closing and the counting of votes completed, exit polls give a fairly accurate picture of what the result will be. But the media, particularly the BBC and ITV, were asked not to conduct exit polls. That fact alone convinces me that the Scots have been robbed of their independence. And Westminster should hang its head in shame. More, it should be investigated by the police.
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: Hilux1996
Have you not voted before either then? That's all pretty standard you know. I've never once shown any id, just take my polling card and job done.
Nothing sinister at all.
originally posted by: KingIcarus
There was no ban on exit polls, simply that the poll groups knew from their pre-poll research that the result would fall within the margin of error and hence be useless.
No poll company will risk it's reputation in that situation, and no-one would commission it either. Polling on such a big issue is mind bogglingly expensive.
originally posted by: midicon
It is a disgrace that Gordon Brown has now launched a petition calling for 100,000 signatures to pressure Westminster into keeping the promise of more devolved powers. This from the 'triple lock' salesman that guaranteed said powers would be forthcoming.
I am a yes voter and would never sign such a petition, I wonder how others feel though.
originally posted by: eletheia
a reply to: Korg Trinity
Well I suppose it makes him feel 'important' he's had nothing
much to do since he ceased being PM. LOL!!
Had to be very carefully when I typed that the *r* and the *a* in
important seemed to have a life of their own...