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    Should the Scotts go independent? Would we miss them? Any Scotts here? Living close to the Scottish Border I would be suprised if they went independent and most people from Scotland I speak to are dead against it. Would love to hear any opinions.

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    Do the English want independence?
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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    • #3
      If it will stop the artfullodger from posting with that fake Scots spelling then I'm all for it.
      I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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      • #4
        It's surely a matter for the Scots, not for the English. Most of the regulars on LLZ are not Scots.
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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        • #5
          I cannot vote as I live in the South East Of the Empire,so I am in good company with Sean Connery.

          Up to them really, as long as they don't take back Greggs. Or 20 year old Scotch.
          Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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          • #6
            Yeah but they can keep Billy Connely

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hech123 View Post
              Yeah but they can keep Billy Connely
              If you mean Billy Connolly, I must disagree. He's a legend!

              Perhaps they could keep nasty fast food instead. The sort on offer in roadside restaurants near Perth and Peebles.
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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              • #8
                Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                Do the English want independence?
                I'm not sure if it's what you meant Artful, but you raise an interesting question. Would it be possible for England to leave the UK?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                  I'm not sure if it's what you meant Artful, but you raise an interesting question. Would it be possible for England to leave the UK?
                  Just as possible as it is for any other constituent country to leave. In a sense all countries are equal. They just have the oddity that they are subject to the same government. It seems to many Scots, Welsh and Irish though that they are ruled by the English because the UK capital is in England and because the English are in the majority. They do sort of have a point.

                  A referendum is needed in Scotland to clear the air. The time is long overdue to let the Scots decide their future.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lawcruncher View Post
                    It seems to many Scots, Welsh and Irish though that they are ruled by the English because the UK capital is in England and because the English are in the majority. They do sort of have a point.
                    Not to mention the military conquests and annexions...

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                    • #11
                      Indeed: Bank of England, Queen of England, English language... Why, even I am English !! (or Engerlish as some, not I, pronounce it - apologies to any offended....)


                      I've been of the view for over 50 years (hardly original idea of course..) that we are living through the further decline of the English Empire, and that Gibraltar, Scotland, Northern Ireland, etc etc will one by one drop off, in some timescale, that great oxymoron "The United Kingdom". Others may hold alternative views..

                      English Empire?? Usage certainly during WW2 was to speak of "England" as meaning UK - a habit the merkins still use.. (like asking Nigel Farage if he's happy being German...).

                      Certainly as lawcruncher says an air-clean will be helpful I suspect/hope..

                      Bleedin' cold in the Highlands today: Paths & roads lethal with ice

                      Cheers!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hech123 View Post
                        Yeah but they can keep Billy Connely
                        Yeah he's a right ********
                        Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                        • #13
                          As to clearing the air, I suspect when it comes to being independent there will be cheers of "Aw Reet".

                          Then the sums get done, and people will have to "doneer oot tae vote" and I would guess it will be closer than we might think.

                          To quote the legendary Scot McGalshan

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaJPOVGlEPs

                          "We invented everything, even the English."
                          Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                          • #14
                            Aye, right.... (exemplar of two positives indicting a negative...)
                            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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