Are you in favour of Scotland leaving the UK?

(588 Posts)
LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 18:39:05

Lucky bastards! sad

SoleSource Mon 15-Oct-12 18:40:54

Yes.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 18:41:21

Why? If I can't leave, neither can they! envy

Tbh I don't really have an opinion on it one way or the other yet.

SoleSource Mon 15-Oct-12 18:42:44

If that is what they want. Good luck to them.

bureni Mon 15-Oct-12 18:42:44

I think the U.K is stronger if it remains united, I doubt if Scotland would be any better of going on its own but that is up to the Scottish people to decide.

Unlurked Mon 15-Oct-12 18:42:59

I don't know. I'm Scottish so luckily I've got a while to decide!

BitOfACyclePath Mon 15-Oct-12 18:43:50

No. I'm Scottish and don't want to leave.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 18:43:50

I like Scotland. I'll miss you if you go. sad

SoleSource Mon 15-Oct-12 18:43:51

I am English. Don't care, one iota.

CrystalQueen Mon 15-Oct-12 18:44:34

No. THeres's no way we have the infrastructure to go it alone.

prettybird Mon 15-Oct-12 18:46:44

Yes. Not because I think we're better off but because we have a different set of values.

TheCunningStunt Mon 15-Oct-12 18:47:02

It's nice when people don't care hmm. I don't want it. I am Scottish. It's not about a divide. We are one country. That's why I care. I want to keep it that way.

SoleSource Mon 15-Oct-12 18:48:37

If tney want to go who am,I to say tbey cannot. It is sad but Scottish seem to have a bad attitude toeards Englush. I am English. I lived ib Lumphinnans. Very racist. I done nothing to Scottish peopme personally.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 18:49:49

I care! My granny was Scottish, my mother has relatives...somewhere. The UK will no longer be the United Kingdom as we won't be United.

snooter Mon 15-Oct-12 18:49:51

Not sure they'll manage without us but either way I'll happily spend my tourist pounds on the north coast every year...

thegreylady Mon 15-Oct-12 18:50:15

Yes let them fund their own students,health care etc if they want to-but only if it is complete financial as well as political independence.
Actually I think the UK should be one nation all working together not fiddle faddling about with 'assemblies' which have the power to grant benefits to some at great expense to others.The present system isnt fair.

TidyGOLDDancer Mon 15-Oct-12 18:56:11

There are a lot of things that need to change about how the UK is run (for want of a better word), but I think we are on the whole better all together.

That said, I do also think that were the split to happen, Scotland would be far worse off without us than we would be without them. Which is quite bad considering it's the toad Alex Salmond who is pushing for the split....

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 19:04:30

There's great inequality across the UK. In Wales I can get free NHS prescriptions, in Scotland my doesn't have to pay tuition fees. This does make me quite angry. It's pretty shit living in England.

OwedToAutumn Mon 15-Oct-12 19:08:57

If Scotland becomes independent, English students will presumably qualify for free university tuition, like other EU students do. So, yes, I'm all for it.

I miss living in Wales, prescriptions are so prohibitively expensive in England!

Has anyone brought up the subject of the North Sea oil yet?

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 19:11:34

I don't think they've thought of that, Autumn.

North Sea oil? Good point!

I'm in Scotland and frankly i think Alex Salmon is a sodding lunatic and find his associations with Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch sickening. I have to warn you if you're down South that if we end up independent then i'm coming to live with you.

derekthehamster Mon 15-Oct-12 19:15:00

I'd miss Scotland (I'm half Scottish although I've never lived there). I don't know enough about the situation, to know whether Scotland would be better off without us.

I would vote to keep the Country united if England had the referendum.

musicmadness Mon 15-Oct-12 19:19:56

If they want to go then they can go. I used to want the UK to sty together but after living with a Scottish house mate who regularly says awful things about English people and insults me constantly due to me being English I really don't care any more. I know it's a bit sad that one utter bastard is colouring my view quite badly but that's how it is at the moment. At least he shut up for a while when I asked him why the hell he was in England if he hates everything about the country.

blush OK rant over now.

On a more practical level I think all of us would be better if the UK stays united but in the long run I think Scotland would end up far worse off than England if they split. I'm not sure what would happen with the Oil etc, I'm sure there are people behind the scenes trying to figure that out!

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