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How will you vote in the 2019 UK General Election?

Conservative
1
6%
Labour
7
41%
Liberal Democrat
4
24%
SNP
0
No votes
Brexit
1
6%
Green
2
12%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
Won't Vote
2
12%
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:56 am

Killing_time wrote:Scottish people are unpredictable and savage so imagining them with any power is quite frightening! I really hope they never get let of their leashes and us English spend more time trying to tame them so the streets of the United Kingdom become safer.


Erm. The previous two UK Prime Ministers were Scottish. And don't forget that Cameron is of Scottish descent.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Bisset » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:08 pm

Killing_time wrote:Scottish people are unpredictable and savage so imagining them with any power is quite frightening! I really hope they never get let of their leashes and us English spend more time trying to tame them so the streets of the United Kingdom become safer.


It's cute that you still try.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:21 pm

Scotland is like a fat person politically. It has an idea of what it wants to be, and constantly complains about it's current situation, but it's never going to put in the effort to change.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:41 pm

Seems Gandalf was right about the 16 year olds :lol:

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That comment can be read very diffferently than what was meant. :lol:

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Jim » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:48 pm

Where did you see that?
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:55 pm

It's just that I remember what I was like when I was that age, wanting to rebel against everything. At 16 you think you know it all, then you look back and you realise you knew fuck all. :lol:

Also the changes that happen between the ages of 16, 18 and then 21 are astronomical. It only seems a few years but you don't half change. And possibly grow up, if you're unlucky.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Kanwulf » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:15 pm

Of course people are calling it rigged now because there is a video of a few bundles of ballot papers with yes marked on them on the no table.

I would bet my life that said papers were moved to the yes pile when they were seen. People seriously need to stop thinking we live in the Third Reich or something and get over the fact that Salmond lost this referendum.... although, it was inevitable.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:17 pm

Salmond's done the decent thing and resigned.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:23 pm

So I take it Nicola Sturgeon will be the new First Minister?
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Nichrome » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:31 pm

The internet independence warriors are being absolutely vile everywhere you look. Saying that people who voted no 'should be ashamed of themselves', are 'cowards who don't deserve to call themselves Scottish' and I even saw one person say 'only the older people voted no, they should be dead and leave Scotland to the young'. I mean wtf, every person was voting in what they thought was in the best interests of their country, and the SNPs case was pretty fucking weak on balance. Baffling.

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby house » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:59 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:It's just that I remember what I was like when I was that age, wanting to rebel against everything. At 16 you think you know it all, then you look back and you realise you knew fuck all. :lol:

Also the changes that happen between the ages of 16, 18 and then 21 are astronomical. It only seems a few years but you don't half change. And possibly grow up, if you're unlucky.


This is very true, wonder what makes us think we know so much when we are young? Especially seen as we've experienced so little.

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby ScrumpiesVeteran » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:44 pm

So called "Loyalists" and yes supporters are scrapping in George Square, Glasgow.
Sad that people cannot accept a democratic process without resorting to violence, however disappointed they may be with the result.

I suspect that certain people were just there looking for trouble.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Jim » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:56 pm

Heh, Culloden all over again.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:21 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:It's just that I remember what I was like when I was that age, wanting to rebel against everything. At 16 you think you know it all, then you look back and you realise you knew fuck all. :lol:
I think that's more true of the early 20s. Lots of people are so unjustifiably cocksure at that age. *cough*

I've always thought it a bit strange that you have to mark your choice on a ballot paper with a cross rather than a tick. It doesn't feel right.

Anyway, I feel relieved at the outcome but also a bit sorry for the heartbroken Yes voters. Ironically, it seems now that the whole thing will trigger a lot of change in England too.

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby malicious_bloke » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:55 pm

If that bufoniform first minister of yours had allowed the English to vote on the issue, Scotland would be an independent nation this morning.

Why can't you gingers follow through on one simple promise?

You were meant to lead your fellow slippery inbred celtic brethren into a new age of not being a drain on English finances ffs.

Now I have to put up with the fucking cornish forever.

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