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Nicola Sturgeon moves Scotland a step closer to indyref2 with Independence Referendum Bill

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posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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SCOTLAND moved a step closer to indyref2, with Nicola Sturgeon telling the SNP party conference in Glasgow today that the Independence Referendum Bill will be published for consultation next week.

The First Minister told SNP members in Glasgow’s SECC that the referendum could happen before the UK leaves the EU, which could see Scots being asked to vote yes or no before March 2019.

Opening the annual meeting of the party faithful, Sturgeon gave Theresa May an ultimatum - respect Scotland’s decision to stay in the EU, ditch hard Brexit and guarantee new powers over immigration and foreign affairs for Holyrood, or face seeing the end of the union.

“If you value the UK, as you say you do, it’s up to you to prove it can work Scotland."

Nicola Sturgeon moves Scotland a step closer to indyref2 with Independence Referendum Bill

I know what people are going to say. It's mad to want independence from the U.K. and still want to be in the E.U. Scotland has had its chance, why should it get another? (and one fuzzy Star Wars fan will go on about cowardly Scots blowing their last chance).

Well, as Ms Sturgeon said herself, the political landscape has drastically changed since the last referendum and the deal made was that there wouldn't be another Referendum unless the political landscape drastically changed (aomething that nobody saw coming so quickly). To be honest, I wouldn't be in support of another Referendum unless it is going to work, so it will be interesting to see what is contained within the bill. I wouldn't say I'm completely sold on the idea of remaining in the E.U. but I do know we would be better if we weren't ruled by Westminster. There's a long road to go down before this becomes a reality but it's really going to be worth watching to see how this trasnpires.

Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride...

...speaking of bumpy rides, let's try and keep this civil, please...




posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: djz3ro

The SNP campaigned the last vote was once in a life time.

No matter what the SNP think they are going to do now the Scottish people voted and there shouldn't be another one for at least 50 years.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: djz3ro

Those bloody Clowns are appearing everywhere.





posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: latic
a reply to: djz3ro

The SNP campaigned the last vote was once in a life time.

No matter what the SNP think they are going to do now the Scottish people voted and there shouldn't be another one for at least 50 years.


I'd totally be agreeing with you if the vow was ever delivered but none of it has happened and never will, not only that, the political landcape wasn't expected to change for a long time. Oh and it wsn't once in a lifetime, it was a generation not a lifetime and that's generall considered 25 years.
edit on 13/10/16 by djz3ro because: I had to change a couple of bits and bobs, too much buckfast (actually no, I hate that stuff, it's minging)



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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I motion a bill asking the rest of the UK If we want the Scots in.
It is obvious she will keep on asking for a referendum until she wins so lets build a great big wall huge its gonna be to keep them out.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: TheKnightofDoom

Please don't leave me in here with them



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
I motion a bill asking the rest of the UK If we want the Scots in.
It is obvious she will keep on asking for a referendum until she wins so lets build a great big wall huge its gonna be to keep them out.


Yeah we'll help you re-build Hadrian's, you're paying for it though...

edit on 13/10/16 by djz3ro because: I forgot a little bit of my banter...



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: samerulesapply

Don't worry we need you there for when we invade...you are a sleeper agent.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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And what happens if Scotland votes to stay part of the UK, again? Another referendum in another few years? And if the same outcome? Another referendum?

This is just a case of a sore loser trying again and hoping the outcome will be different.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: TheKnightofDoom

I'm stuck in Scotland with a Scottish wife and kid. Are you going to build me a special escape tunnel?



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

For you I think we will send in the Marines to escort you out.
Don't worry all just vote for me and I will build the wall gonna be huge gonna get Jihna to help build it due to their experience in building walls.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
And what happens if Scotland votes to stay part of the UK, again? Another referendum in another few years? And if the same outcome? Another referendum?

This is just a case of a sore loser trying again and hoping the outcome will be different.


I should hope not. It's highly unlikely there will be another massive political upheaval. It's clear Scotland votes very differently from the rest of the U.K. the E.U. Referendum highlighted that. It's like that every General Election.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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Not really on topic....but who made up the dumb name of "indyref2"?

Is it really a thing to just smash words together? I was noticing this morning that my Advil are "Liquigels". Its not even a word.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: TheKnightofDoom

Awww. I was looking forward to a tunnel. It would have been like "The Great Escape", but more awesome because it would have involved me lol.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Not really on topic....but who made up the dumb name of "indyref2"?

Is it really a thing to just smash words together? I was noticing this morning that my Advil are "Liquigels". Its not even a word.


Yeah, this habit is a very 21st Century thing, Brexit, IndyRef, Metrosexual, Cosplay, Craptacular, i could go on...



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: djz3ro

The thing is, the Scottish independence referendum was done KNOWING the UK had a vote coming up about leaving the EU. Scotland decided to stay in the UK.

IF Scotland gets another independence referendum, it will set a new low bar of "if we don't like what our country voted AS A WHOLE, we'll just have another vote until we get the results WE want."



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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Will Westminster threaten us into keeping the Pound this time round..



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Not really on topic....but who made up the dumb name of "indyref2"?

Is it really a thing to just smash words together? I was noticing this morning that my Advil are "Liquigels". Its not even a word.

Probably the same people who came up with Brexit.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: djz3ro

Its uncharacteristic for the British, though.

In the US this crap has been going on for awhile. Our military loves using these weird contractions. Its one of the things the Brits used to hate about us.



posted on Oct, 13 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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Fair play Scotland, remember the Alamo.



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