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Offline Bludy L

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Scottish Independence Vote
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:03:16 pm »
We have many British members from both north and south of the border.
Does anyone care to voice your opinions about the vote yesterday?

I've spent a great deal of time there, lived there for an extended time on two different occasions. I've also visited 4 times in the past 7 years. In fact today my wife broke a nosing glass that I purchased at the Glenmorangie distillery so I'll just have to go back to get another one.

I think the vote was a wise one for the Scots, but I can see both sides of the argument.
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Re: Scottish Independence Vote
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 09:52:25 pm »
I wouldn't trust the SNP. There has always been something fishy about Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmon    :745:

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Re: Scottish Independence Vote
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 10:55:10 pm »
Having lived in Scotland and with 2 daughters who live in Scotland I am very pleased with the result. It is by far and away the best outcome for Scotland and the United Kingdom.
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Re: Scottish Independence Vote
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 11:09:11 pm »
Interestingly I have a few Scottish friends and several English friends.  To the person everyone of them believed the vote should and would turn out as it did.  I thought it would be much closer.  My wife (a Hungarian national) on the other hand hoped for a Yes victory believing it would inspire other nationalities (most notably the very large Hungarian population in Transylvania (Romania) to emulate the Scots. 
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Re: Scottish Independence Vote
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2014, 03:11:53 am »
My limited observations on the entire process suggested to me that the heart said one thing and the brain another!
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Re: Scottish Independence Vote
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2014, 08:19:15 am »
That was the view I got from Australia too Bludy L.  While I have no right to an opinion, I can trace my heritage back to the MacGregor clan and my heart was definitely supporting the yes case.  My economist's head however, definitely supported the no case.  Pretty tough decision for the Scotts.  I do hope they can come together and move forward now though.

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Re: Scottish Independence Vote
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2014, 12:49:20 pm »
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it would inspire other nationalities (most notably the very large Hungarian population in Transylvania (Romania) to emulate the Scots.

don't want to sound too pessimistic.... but for us continental Europeans that could bring back very sad memories such as the Sudeten supposedly wiling to join Germany...
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Re: Scottish Independence Vote
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2014, 03:25:23 pm »
Verdun. You and I agree on so many things but this won't be one.  Remember that France and Hungary were on opposite sides in World War One.  After WWI Hungary had 2/3 of her territory unjustly taken from her.  More than three million ethnic Hungarians were suddenly forced to become part of Romania, Hungary's long time foe.  More than one million ethnic Hungarians were forced to become part of the newly created Czechoslovakia.  Nearly one million still live in Slovakia where their ability to speak and learn in hungarian are restricted.  I've been to Romania many times and the Hungarians there still feel oppressed, still prefer to speak Hungarian, still prefer to be paid in Hungarian currency and still retain their Hungarian citizenship.  The fact is that for many they  believe that 100 years on they are still suffering the injustices of WWI   
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