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Will Scotland Vote Itself Independent?
 
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# 1 : Monday 16-6-2014 @ 23:49
 
 
On Thursday 18th September 2014, more than 4 million Scots go to the polls to decide on whether Scotland becomes an independent country. Do you think Scotland will vote itself independent?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_independence_referendum,_ etc ...
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# 2 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 00:02
 
 
Yes, I think they will.
The no side have run a negative campaign and I think the voters will embrace the positive yes campaign.
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# 3 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 00:10
 
 
I was thinking it was a definite NO until I saw how negative, fearful, stupid and untrue the no campaign became. If I was a Unionist Scot I would definitely be on the fence after the fearful Tory rhetoric so far.
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# 4 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 00:36
 
 
I've been reading some of the Labour for indy stuff and tbh it seems like the "better together" is not working at all. I think it will be tight but probably in favour. What happens then is another fascinating question.
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# 5 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 00:42
 
 
Apparently Norway is all come talk to us when ye get Independent and don't be worrying about the EU too much, ie become like us and we'll look after ye.
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# 6 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 00:50
 
 
I think it will be a no for several reasons:

- the UK govt has gotten the EU and probably Hillary Clinton to criticise the idea. Barroso's statement it would almost impossible for an independent Scotland to join the EU is obviously questionable but will frighten businessmen. Polls show support for EU membership higher in Scotland than England or Wales.

- Declining yields from North Sea oil undermine the economic case for independence. UK oil production has fallen by 50% since 2001 and is expected to decline to 1/3rd of peak levels by 2020. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_oil#1964.E2.80.93present

- There just isn't the same resentment of the Union in Scotland that there was in Ireland. It is a Protestant country like the rest of the UK, so religious persecution wasn't as much of an issue.

- Latest polls show a 43-36% no vote. It isn't insurmountable but there hasn't been a majority yes in a poll since last August.

- the British army is a big employer in Scotland. While Salmond says it would continue, it isn't clear Westminister would accept this.

- Polls show the 500,000 English people in Scotland will vote no mayb by 74%.
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# 7 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 01:23
 
 
A very selective arguement. Most of those have an equal debate against what you've just stated.
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# 8 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 02:09
 
 
Someone said :
A very selective arguement. Most of those have an equal debate against what you've just stated.

Well declining North Sea oil yields dont lie (there is link above). I have had another look at the polls and admittedly the most recent ones have less than a 10% lead for the no side. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_Scottish_ind etc ...

Even so the same data shows that in the last 3 years, only 2 polls have shown a yes lead and the last one of those 2 was August 2013. So it's difficult to dispute the no side are winning the argument so far.

My prediction is a 55-60% no vote.
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# 9 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 03:39
 
 
Someone said :
I've been reading some of the Labour for indy stuff and tbh it seems like the "better together" is not working at all. I think it will be tight but probably in favour. What happens then is another fascinating question.

What does the labour for Indy stuff mean?
The SNP is for independence and labour the conservatives and the liberals are against,
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# 10 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 07:55
 
 
I've been watching the campaign with great interest, of course the no side is using scare tactics. Personally I would vote against independence, mainly because the SNP have not produced a convincing argument as to the economic future after independence, it is very inspirational and short on reality.

For many Scots I believe that Yes will be in their hearts, but No will be in their vote.
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# 11 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 09:20
 
 
William Wallace will be smiling from his grave if they vote yes.
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# 12 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 10:02
 
 
Someone said :

What does the labour for Indy stuff mean?
The SNP is for independence and labour the conservatives and the liberals are against,

Labour for independence. A lot of Scottish Labour members are in favour.

http://www.labourforindy.com/
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# 13 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 15:28
 
 
JK Rowling donated one million pounds to the No campaign.

There will not be an Expeleramus! spell.
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# 14 : Wednesday 18-6-2014 @ 14:05
 
 
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# 15 : Wednesday 18-6-2014 @ 14:07
 
 
Hard to say - our own Celtic Tiger economy was often cited by Scots as something to aspire to. Before 2008 that is.
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