Post by catsaregood on Sept 18, 2014 8:21:30 GMT -5
I think it'll be very close, and consequently a lot of people will be unhappy. I'm thankful I didn't have to take sides on this, I think both options have very strong positives and negatives to them. Good luck to the people voting, this is a big moment for Scots, and for all of Britain.
Princess Fiona Jasmin Diana Catherine Windsor III (or Kevin, for the privileged few)
As discussed elsewhere, I have no personal preference, but I suspect they'll vote yes - and there's a danger they'll be worse off than they think, with speculation about the Shetlands going solo and such.
Still. G'luck. I'm excited to see the results tomorrow(?).
Well, we won't know for sure till tomorrow morning. I still think it's too close to call, but if you twisted my arm I'd call it for a narrow Yes.
What would piss me off would be more devolved powers to Scotland in the event of a No. Theoretically it's not something that can be done without it being passed through parliament, whatever the big three party leaders say. I kind of resent the idea of Scots being able to vote for their own parliament and in the national general elections (A privilege I don't get in the thoroughly ignored post-industrial West Midlands). From my perspective then, a Yes vote would mean a fairer Britain
It's a pretty large risk that the scots are taking. They would have to reform their economy (including the currency), their government, military, and other stuff. I think the result would be "yes", but they might regret it in the long term.
Some of them, yes. I think some of the issues haven't really been resolved - the Yes campaign has had a habit of simply ignoring things it doesn't want to hear, or accusing counter-arguments as being some sort of Tory plot. In fairness, some potential problems, such as the economy, can't be accurately predicted with the best will in the world
Still, it is a first for history. A sensible, democratic independence campaign? I don't think that's ever happened, and I'm quite proud that it's happening in the UK. I have to give the Scots their due - there hasn't been much of the silly ideological rhetoric (Given that Scotland joined the Union after a failed attempt at building a Scottish Empire).
I reckon that an independent Scotland would probably end up in a currency union with the UK. It would likely be the best economic option for all concerned. Hopefully in that event George Osborne will prove himself good for something and force Scotland to take a nice chunk of the national debt as part of the deal
firewallflower: The irony is that I wouldn't actually be on AVEN now if the site were functioning, but since it's down, I feel compelled to keep checking for any change. I should, however, go to bed—and will do so.
Feb 20, 2019 0:37:04 GMT -5
firewallflower: Keep calm and carry on and send good thoughts towards whatever tech people are working on this, I guess? And in the meantime, cake.
Feb 20, 2019 0:37:27 GMT -5
blomdor: Cake and good thoughts to you as well!
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