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  1. https://youtu.be/VX5gfh4-RUM Scottish comedian Leo Kearse speaks sense.
  2. Despite it being their mandate the Scottish elections and independence are two completely different issues, which is why they require to be voted for as such. As I’ve already said I will respect any democratic vote as long as it is done within current laws. You’ve still not said if you would also accept an outcome which the majority voted to remain part of the union.
  3. That’s your take on it, I don’t think things as as straight forward, you didn’t mention if you would accept another vote if it was about remaining in the union. For clarity I would accept any outcome as long as it is carried out legally.
  4. See where your coming from, but it’s likely not that simple. Each side can put up their own arguments. Probably depends on what side of the fence you sit on. I voted to remain part of the Union, believed it was a once in a generation thing, I could argue that it’s undemocratic that this is raising its head so soon. Sturgeon argues the reason for another referendum is that the majority of Scotland voted to stay in the EU. So lets look that argument. Like all of Scotland, the 62% entered a vote that they knew was a U.K. wide vote and the decision rested with all U.K. voters. Now
  5. Having looked it up Davy P, your quite right. They can hold an advisory referendum, but without approval it wouldn’t really mean anything other than provide a result that could provide a stronger case one way or another. A binding referendum would require a section 30 or an amendment to the Scotland act 1998, both of which require to be granted by Westminster as the Scottish government cannot pass legislation on matters reserved to Westminster.
  6. I understand where your coming from but Just because you vote to do something doesn’t make it legal. I would assume they will have to keep applying pressure on the government to change their mind. Having a wildcat referendum may prove its what the majority of Scotland want, but unless the government agree, it’s a stand off. I can’t see how Sturgeon can move ahead if the U.K. government won’t play ball. I have no idea how this will play out, if I did, I’d be very rich.
  7. Unless I’m wrong the holding of an independence referendum can only take place with the approval of Westminster it’s not a devolved decision. She could apply to the Supreme Court, but I can’t see them going against a process which is written in law. Johnson has so far refused mainly on the bases of a once in a generation argument. Any “wildcat” referendum will not be recognised by the U.K. or EU. Im sure I read somewhere that if Sturgeon decided to hold a “wildcat” referendum using public funds, she could find herself in a bit of bother, but I don’t know if there’s any truth in that.
  8. Well that’s if democracy was about holding an illegal referendum which neither the U.K. government nor the E.U. will recognise.
  9. Mmhh, naughty. You missed the full quote which was: I’m completely against independence “in this manner”. I also in the same post confirm that I’m not against independence, if it were to be done in sma steps. However I’m enlightened by the rest of your post. One of my concerns and I’ve said it on here, is some SNP folk seem hell bent on independence at whatever cost to the country, it’s very refreshing to see someone who accepts this would be fraught with difficulties and completely agree with you that the media will make a bun fight out of this if it moves forward which will inevitably m
  10. I though our councillors were bad at times, but could not stop laughing at the antics of these lot during their zoom meeting. Here’s a snippet, but it’s well worth watching the longer version. starts with “are we ready to begin”, ‘f’off can be heard as a reply.
  11. I can mind droughts as a youngster, where we had hose bans etc, with the Sandy loch at a very low ebb . Our infrastructure has obviously improved greatly since then, which along with our expected rainy climate had seen little lack of fresh drinking water in recent years. Mind you I always think the summers back then we’re sunnier and drier. It seems to suggest that we could go from a drought one year to floods the next. Who would have thought Shetland could be short if water.
  12. Thanks for that George, glad to make someone a bit happier in the current climate. I must point out though, that whilst I see a way that ‘a’ Scottish government might over a long period of time convince the Scottish people, I no way agree with the current thoughts and attitudes of the SNP, in particular to how they are going about it, their timing and the disregard to more than half the populations previous vote less than 6 years ago. The unfortunate outcome is that our country remains so divided.
  13. I’m a bit confused George, if I read it right, you quote a bit of my post about taking independence in small steps, saying that in your opinion it’s a pretty positive statement, but then add a link which says Sturgeon will crash ahead with a referendum regardless of whether it would be legal or not. The two are completely different approaches, could you clarify which approach your in favour of and maybe give some reasons. Thanks.
  14. I would assume that would have been one of the key considerations in reaching their decision. The outcome of more jobs and manufacturing has to be a bonus.
  15. Great to see that despite Brexit Cadbury has decided to bring most of its production of dairy milk chocolate back to Bournville from factories in Germany and across Europe. This has to be good for British jobs and the economy. Plus, it just happens to be my favourite chocolate
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