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#1 greenman

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:15 PM

should scotland become independent. can scotland survive as in independent nation,and how would it affect shetland??



#2 George.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:57 AM

Yes, yes and it would make it a lot easier for Shetland to move on :thmbsup
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#3 greenman

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:45 PM

and i cant wait to pay 99p in the £ tax

#4 corporate

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:52 PM

edinburgh- london, whats the difference? oh yes, 99 pence tax, good point.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

all hail President Salmond :P

I feel the increasing urge to run away.

#6 Scorrie

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

Yes, yes and it would make it a lot easier for Shetland to move on :thmbsup


Where to?
Full Independence, stay as part of Scotland or become more closely affiliated with England? What about closer ties with Scandanavia? That's another option.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:21 AM

Closer ties with Scandanavia is a huge option!!!

Greenman, if you can afford 99p in the £, is there any chance of a sub???

#8 NewMagnie

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:28 PM

Ah yes, Scandinavia, that pine scented, low tax paradise.... er, hang on a minute.

#9 greenman

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

it seems that china is buying scottish oil companies operating on the north sea, does this mean that the oil is still scottish, despite the chinese buying it?????

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

Independence for Scotland = more autonomy for Shetland.

I don't see a compelling reason for Shetland and Orkney to be independent from Scotland as well, although I fully support an referendum on the matter (Independence, Autonomy with Scotland, Remain in the UK)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

Cornwall?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Cornwall?

:roll:


Hillswick :?: :?: :?:

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:56 PM

http://www.yesscotla...er_a_better_way

In 2014 we have a choice between two futures. A Yes vote is now the only way we can choose an alternative to this further dose of austerity. Scotland is a wealthy country by international standards, and taxpayers in Scotland have contributed more per head in taxes over the past 30 years than the rest of the UK. Our public finances are healthier than those of the UK. We can afford a better way.

A majority in Scotland believe Westminster austerity is the wrong approach for families, the economy and our public services.

Scotland only returned one Conservative MP out of 59. This Conservative driven agenda is not of our choosing. It's more urgent than ever that we put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands. We can choose a better way.


or just let the bullingdon boys decide what's best for us, fairly sure they have our best interests at heart.
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:17 PM

Can Scotland afford to be independent?

Population of England: 53.11 million (2011)
% unemployed: 7.8% approx.

Population of Scotland: 5.295 million (2011)
% unemployed: 7.1 approx.

And what if Scotland didn't get the oil/gas? There's not enough info coming out as to how Scotland would sustain itself. Fag and booze cheaper than the rest of Europe perhaps with very low tax so instead of going abroad, the English travel up the A1 for their vices?

#15 Distortio

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

can scotland afford to be dictated to by eton tories we didn't elect?

not a bad idea re. booze and fags. could probably sell rainwater come the next drought south of the border too. and wind/wave/tidal power are all ideal for scotland too. i'd say there's a damn sight better outlook with independence than being tied to tory austerity.

we'd probably keep the oil too, though shetland will have better negotiating power there too i'd have thought.





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