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Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
My part is done. I voted No, so hopefully i'll avoid everyone at work asking me "oh have you voted yet?". Probably not, but still. I may end up staying up for a good portion of the evening following the coverage, but we'll see what kind of shifts i have to work tomorrow too. Should cover most of it though.
 

st_owly (witch)

Time-Traveller
I have also done my part. I just hope that whatever the result, Westminster and the establishment get the big kick up the **** they're long overdue. Even if Yes doesn't win, they've done a remarkable job when you consider that at the start of the campaigns their support level was around 30%, and all of the mainstream media have been against them.
 

PandoraHane

Vampire Ninja
Is it weird that at this point I still haven't made up my mind? I don't know what to do honestly :( I'm definitely going to be watching coverage most of the night. It all makes me quite anxious :?
 

-Danielle-

Death Scythe
Comments by people on my FB about how Scotland would have to apply to be a part of the EU after what 18 months or something I think have made me more confused and more likely to think a lot of people might change to No if they knew this.

I can't see Scotland not wanting to sign up for the EU but by doing that, they legally have to have the EUR so George was ultimately right. Also stuff about how people would therefore need visas to go to Scotland (would if be the other way around too?) and postage costs changing. I duno, it seems like this has all been revealed far too late. Independance sounds ace as Wesminster is BULL but I do not believe it will be like how Salmond states.

Plus if No wins and Scotland get even more power/control, England isn't going to be so thrilled, something like an extra £1600 per person up in Scotland that we down here would be paying for??? If Scotland get more power when they already have better health and education stances than us, it's going to make people down South hate Parliament. I know I will hate them, I just feel that some may mistakenly blame Scotland.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
I think my biggest problem with Alex Salmond, is that whenever he's challenged with something he cannot answer, he resorts to trying to gain the upper hand by coyly insulting the other side.

Yes, we get it, Westminster politicians are dumb. But what will an independent Scotland's currency be if Cameron/Clegg/Miliband AREN'T bluffing about there being no currency union?
 

-Danielle-

Death Scythe
Thanks Owly! Was literally giong off what people are chatting about on my FB.

I just wish we got what you guys do is all. Scotland definitely has the smarts whilst the north west (me) is having the damn South dictate to us how they decide we're all going to live.

If there was a way that Manchester and other counties could vote to remove Westminster from how we are governed, I'd do it. I'm pretty sure a lot of us want exactly what you guys want. I just hope that separation won't ultimately prove to be the only way for it. We all stay and boot them out! Free prescriptions and education for those who wish to grasp it! :)
 

MaxonTreik

Chuunibyou
I voted for "No" this morning.

When I was around the polling station I was quite disgusted by what I saw; some people having their kids wear "Yes" campaign attire. A child isn't going to understand the political ramifications of what their parents vote for, so to indoctrinate them or use them as campaigning tools is awful behaviour.
 

Animefreak17

Godhand
It's a form of brainwashing.......parent's decide for there kids what they want them to do for them...instead of what there kids want.............It's just disgusting...........

I mean come on.......

Those nationalist pigs
 

mangaman74

Akatsuki
MaxonTreik said:
I voted for "No" this morning.

When I was around the polling station I was quite disgusted by what I saw; some people having their kids wear "Yes" campaign attire. A child isn't going to understand the political ramifications of what their parents vote for, so to indoctrinate them or use them as campaigning tools is awful behaviour.
I think the whole "Yes" campaign has been poor to be honest. It just seems to be a case of shouting down anyone who has an opinion that is different to theirs or in some cases threats of violence.
 

Animefreak17

Godhand
st_owly said:
It's happening on both sides, AF.

I get that..... but at the very least the unionists are voting for what is best for not just Scotland.....but for the rest of us in the UK........


I believe we should stick together as one instead of looking at whats diffrent between US.

There IS A bunch of yes voters who-

Hate the torys...........which I can totally understand.

Hate anyone who isn't Scottish........BNP...racists...SNP....do I even need to say it.......

Watching braveheart ....which IS A good movie......but is fictional........based on a real person but almost everything in it is historically wrong......but there is a minority of people who thinks it's fact

Thinking they can rely on oil to help them.........how long will that last

Still USE the pound even tho they don't want to be part of the UK........sounds hypocritical

Joining the eu.......... which has problems trying to get in

Alex is giving empty promises and dodging tricky questions........he is no better then the torys....he is just after a nice pension when he retires.

If I'm wrong then please chat with me.....

Cause I like this sort of debate

I might not be Scottish.. ....And this debate might not have nothing to do with me......but as a brit I believe again we should stick together
.....



.....If it's not broke dont fix it.....If you tinker with it your going to brake it
 

mangaman74

Akatsuki
st_owly said:
The No campaign have been doing that too. There's been a lot of mudslinging on both sides.
Both sides have been doing it, but the "Yes" campaign has been much worse from what I have heard/read/seen in the media (I don't live in Scotland so it's not like I have first hand experience in what is going on) after all threats of violence is not the same as mudslinging nor is vandalism - there was an article in one the papers today which mentioned someone who had been putting "Yes" signs in their garden but they were being vandalised or stolen on a regular basis (in some cases within an hour or two of being put up).
 

MaxonTreik

Chuunibyou
st_owly said:
The mainstream media is heavily biased towards the No campaign. There are meatheads on both sides, but overall, there has not been that much violence from either side.
Folk nearly kicked off in George Square last night apparently. Don't know why though.
 

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