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Post  cyfrifia on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:15 pm

What has an independent Scotland got to do with the north of England? If Scotland goes independent and develops much better hospitals, schools, and care of the elderly, will some of the population of England want to move there? Southerners may stay put, being economically 'trapped'. Those in the north of England, being used to cold weather, and without much in the way of job prospects etc, might be more motivated to move north. Would Scotland let them in?

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Post  johnb on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:27 pm

Since the Scottish parliament already cuts the cake differently to England, this is already a concern.

Roll on Northern independence!
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Re: Independent Scotland Border Control

Post  cyfrifia on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:01 pm

For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive .........


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Post  Atlas on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:53 am

What border controls? Where in the EU are there such things? According to many on here they don't exist.
If the people of Scotland decide to go for 'Independence' ( a misnomer because such would be impossible) then they are far more stupid than I give them credit for.
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Post  cyfrifia on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:09 am

There have been emotive arguments about Scottish Independence for a long time. Perhaps a certain "stupidity" or disregard for the consequences is a usual part of an independence movement? These things were sorted out in the past with battles, treachery, and massacres.

It may not be automatic that an independent Scotland would be a full member of the EU straight away. Even within the EU, countries can and do take different attitudes to what rules they enforce and how they do that.

Great Britain would become 'The Remains of the UK'


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Post  teamplayer2 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Why all the worry! It will never happen. Get a bottle of the old malt and stop worrying. drunken
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Re: Independent Scotland Border Control

Post  cyfrifia on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:17 pm


Who is worrying? Why should having a conversation be called worrying?

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Post  Atlas on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:28 am

Looking at the 'standards' in the above depiction it is safe to assume that both opposing forces are of Sottish origins and thus are induging in a spot of population reduction due to a recent famine or similar catastrophe.
Nowt to worry about there then - Wink
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Post  cyfrifia on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:40 am

Yes, historically, the Scots have fought amongst themselves, so, establishing a clear leader with a mandate to rule was a problem. Then there was the highland clearances and more recently, trainspotting. It's a country with it's own identity and history, whether it will take the chance to, belatedly, become independent, we can wait and see. The UK without Scotland would look rather bitty.

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Post  teamplayer2 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:05 pm

As long as it does not stop the flow of bottles of the old malt I will be happy either way. Also that nice beer they keep bringing from Scotland at the Manchester Christmas market every year. drunken king queen cheers
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