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Originally posted by pieman
the scottish people seem to be faced with a choice, according to you, rule from london or rule from brussels.
doen't seem like much of a choice, frying pan or fire.
Originally posted by spellbound
reply to post by XXXN3O
I knew we had a psychic link - it is our Scottish blood!
This has nothing to do with the subject but is really interesting.
Are you psychic? We are Celts and we are psychic - I am, anyway.
Originally posted by Freeborn
At present Scotland has significant representation and influence in Westminster as well as having the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland has control of a lot of it's own affairs, certainly more than an Independant Scotland fully integrated in the EU would have.
Whilst I recognise the need for more devolved power for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and ENGLAND, I honestly believe the complete severing of ties would be detrimental for all of us.
I have many, many Scottish friends and visit Scotland regularly.
I enjoy the sporting rivalry we have and the debates we have.
I don't have all the answers, far from it, maybe some sort of Federal monarchy or even Republic, I don't know...I just know that there is more which unites us than that which divides us and we should sometimes concentrate on the ties that bind us together!
Originally posted by octotom
The way that I understood it, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland already are independent countries. They just, at one point, "decided" [as England and Scotland ended up having the same monarch] to share a centralized government, thus creating the United Kingdom. So, it could be said that the United Kingdom is an independent country made up of independent countries. So, this movement really wouldn't be, then, to make Scotland independent, but to instead sever political ties with the rest of the UK. Or is my understanding wrong?