Aug 20, 2014 -- 7:42AM, Schalke 04 wrote:
It's gonna be a over whelming YES in my opinion ... Glasgow seems to be the only place where the NO voters are in unmbers, the rest of Scotland is all for YES
What a load of bollocks. I live in the south of Scotland and there will be at least 70% no down here. SNP don't get a look in here in any election.
Aug 20, 2014 -- 7:58AM, Alias wrote:
BoozleBoozle 20 Aug 14 13:36 Joined: 05 May 07 | Topic/replies: 1,731 | Blogger: Boozle's blogThe world is getting smaller and smaller, why wall yourself off in your back garden and have 0 influence on the rest of the world?Dunno. Ask Croatians, Kosovans, all/any citizens of former Soviet Republics etc etc. Go on, I'll wait.
I dunno. I'll ask my girlfriend who is from Bosnia. She lived through the war. She pines for the days of Yugoslavia where the country was richer and they could travel across Europe visa-free.
Aug 20, 2014 -- 8:00AM, Alias wrote:
Boozle 20 Aug 14 13:45 Joined: 05 May 07 | Topic/replies: 1,731 | Blogger: Boozle's blogMy local MSP is a Conservative.Ask him what it feels like to be an endangered species. Or what it's like to be outnumbered 2/1 in your own country by PANDAS.BTW, you don't have to be SNP to vote YES.
I only see 1 political party of any size supporting a YES vote though.
Aug 20, 2014 -- 8:27AM, hippie wrote:
And lets not forget, at the European Elections in Scotland this year, the Conservatives and UKIP only received 27.6% combined of a derisory 33.5% turnout.
And the people of Scotland who I am told are so keen that their future is with the EU rather than Westminister, can't even be bothered to turn up to vote in the election.
Aug 20, 2014 -- 8:30AM, Alias wrote:
Boozle 20 Aug 14 14:19 Joined: 05 May 07 | Topic/replies: 1,735 | Blogger: Boozle's blogAnd lets not forget, at the European Elections in Scotland this year, the SNP only received 20,000 more votes than Conservatives and UKIP combined. Nationalists make a lot of noise in public, but when it gets to the private ballot box, its a much different story.Desperation. No one seems to care about Euro elections ANYWHERE. Remind us of the turnout please? Despite the Holyrood electoral system being deliberately designed to prevent domination by any single party, the "Nationalists" (as you put it) won a landslide at the last election.Tories have ONE Westminster MP from 59 seats in Scotland. Before boundary changes and after the '92 election, they had NONE from 72. The Tories under J Major won that election, thus the obvious: there is no democracy for Scotland in the present setup.
And the SNP only has a grand total of 6 MPs out of that 59
Aug 20, 2014 -- 8:39AM, Alias wrote:
Boozle 20 Aug 14 14:32 Joined: 05 May 07 | Topic/replies: 1,740 | Blogger: Boozle's blogAnd you seem to forget about the 3 out of last 4 UK Governments were Labour majorities,NO, I never considered Blair to be Labour.Alias has conveniently forgot about that as there's a coalition in place at the momentYou mean the LibDem puppets keeping the Tories in power?
If you still think of Labour as being in the same part of the spectrum as it was in the 60's or 70's you are very deluded. They changed to follow what the people wanted.
Aug 20, 2014 -- 10:15AM, akabula wrote:
The question repeatedly asked is why do the Tories want to keep the Union?The clue is in the campaign slogan of the NO camp. Better Together. What don't you get about that? It couldn't be clearer. And it isn't just the Tories, Labour want us to keep the union as well. Now remember that. Better Together. Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are Better Together. Get it now?
as opposed to the Yes votes Better in the EU