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Where are all my No-mates?

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HamletsSister Mon 13-Mar-17 13:44:02

In despair. Absolutely in despair. Do we have to go through this again? And with such a long lead up to the referendum? Really? What happened to the settled will of the Scottish people?

@statisticallychallenged Will you help me get through this again? (Was Roseformeplease then).

OOAOML Mon 13-Mar-17 14:37:19

I was No, I'd say I was a Don't Know now. I didn't go through all that bloody effort canvassing for David Cameron and his pals to screw everything up royally.

Alwaysinahurrynow Mon 13-Mar-17 14:49:19

Here. Was a bit of a silent majority member last time, not this time!

peggyundercrackers Mon 13-Mar-17 15:48:27

I was a no previously and am still a no. the maths still don't add up for me. I also couldn't think the EU will survive very long so it all might be academic. I think if turkey get free visa travel within the EU then the EU will collapse.

BakewellTart2 Mon 13-Mar-17 16:54:50

In one way it's not a surprise but it is depressing.

Will support anyone here but don't think i will be engaging in any debates this time around.

Hobbitch Mon 13-Mar-17 17:02:14

I will vote no again if we have to go through this one more time. But I will avoid the news and prune my social media groups, pages and friends. I'm too skunnered with politics now.

Bejazzled Mon 13-Mar-17 17:06:50

I'm still here too. TBH I'm utterly gutted. Can't believe that despite the previous vote, the current economy, and the total mess of Scottish education, Scottish NHS, centralisation of the emergency services that they're still pushing through their single agenda.

Another two years of poison then. DH has already said if it goes Yes we will be off. They make me hate my own country and many of the people in it and that's not healthy.

HamletsSister Mon 13-Mar-17 17:16:11

I am a teacher and tool old to learn new tricks. But, I will just have to. Can't bear it. Makes me so angry, upset and despairing.

Bejazzled Mon 13-Mar-17 17:34:26

I know Hamlet it's a horrible feeling.
I have never signed a petition in my life but just did this one

It's not a political party thing, it's for everyone that doesn't want another referendum to happen.

Xoticdreamz Mon 13-Mar-17 17:38:48

My Facebook is awash with glee from the yes voters currently. Again going to have months of feeling like I have to keep my mouth shut and being the minority in various social circles.
Not a happy day for me at all.

HamletsSister Mon 13-Mar-17 17:39:29

I have donated money today - to the Union campaign. Because, yet again we will have to fight the 2 lottery winners who bankrolled the last one. It makes me so angry. I heard pupils discussing it aggressively today and remembered how divisive it all was and how long it took to heal.

Also, as I live in a Yes area I have to be quiet about my feelings. I have one or two friends I can talk to but DH is away (in England - for work) so I can't moan.

At least my 2 children will be able to vote this time but the Nats will have been breeding supporters too.

SantanaLopez Mon 13-Mar-17 18:18:26

Signing in.

I cannot believe we need to do this all over again.

StylishDuck Mon 13-Mar-17 18:21:34

I'm here too. I don't know if I have the strength to go through this again sad

I'm just so angry at Nicola Sturgeon and her complete disregard for the result of the last referendum. It's such a kick in the teeth angry

MintChocAddict Mon 13-Mar-17 18:22:19

I'm here!
Oh FFS! Not again. Can't be arsed with the impending madness.

At least though if it's a no vote again she'll have to go.

Damaging, divisive shite. angry

SantanaLopez Mon 13-Mar-17 18:29:46

The only hope is that the Quebec movement died after the second go. I am not so optimistic it will be another 'no'.

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Mon 13-Mar-17 18:33:26

Here- I'm devasted and was horrendously verbally abused in work by yes campaigners- including boss and union rep- so had nowhere to turn. Fuck sake the 'banter' dominated the office for too long- I don't think I could cope again!

FourKidsNotCrazyYet Mon 13-Mar-17 18:56:50

Firstly I think it's disgusting that she can completely ignore a democratic vote. They knew Brexit was looming. Scotland has been told that they will not get into the EU as a single country. We knew this before the referendum and before brexit. Scotland is a very, very tiny country with very little economic output or export worth. We are just not attractive enough financially to be accepted into the EU. The financial support from England is essential for things to remain as they are. I love Scotland very much but it is ridiculous to think we could financially support ourselves completely. We have a much lower population and a much lower employment rate. This is true of many countries were the population is so spread out due to the demographic lay of the land. Cumbria or Cornwall too, if that were to go 'independent' simply could not support themselves. The oil is finite. It is very low yells and will probably last another ten years if we're lucky.

HamletsSister Mon 13-Mar-17 19:10:05

So good to have the gang back together. But wish it was for cocktails and banter, not more of the same divisive shit.

LizzieMacQueen Mon 13-Mar-17 19:21:25

I'm here. I'm a no.

Better together. Is that tag line still current?

trixymalixy Mon 13-Mar-17 19:45:26

I'm here too. Still no and absolutely furious.

RJnomore1 Mon 13-Mar-17 19:46:58

I'm here. I'm gutted and furious. How DARE she make us go through this again.

Once in a generation my ducking arse.

Borntorunfast Mon 13-Mar-17 19:53:37

Hello. I'm not Scottish. I'd like you all to stay but I'm a remainer - I can totally see why you'd vote in order to remain in the EU. Is that just pie in the sky then- can Scotland really not get into the EU and is Brexit really just an excuse to split up the union? Or is there a chance An independent Scotland could be part of the EU? I am NOT being goady (I hope), I'd genuinely like to know as I know little about what separation would mean for Scotland.

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SantanaLopez Mon 13-Mar-17 20:36:55

Or is there a chance An independent Scotland could be part of the EU?

Of course there's a chance, but as we all said over and over again the last time, Scotland would not have any influence at all.

I cannot understand how people can complain about the lack of influence at WM and promote Scotland joining the EU as an independent nation. They'd really know what a lack of influence was then.

TinfoilHattie Mon 13-Mar-17 21:06:00

But I will avoid the news and prune my social media groups, pages and friends. I'm too skunnered with politics now.

Me too. I was a no last time. Definite no still. I voted "remain" in the EU referendum but when the chips are down I feel more loyalty to my next door neighbours in England, Wales and NI than I do to Germany or Belgium. Leaving the Uk would be nuts.

Try telling that to the cybernats who are positively wetting themselves in delight about being able to bleat on about Westmonster and how they hate the Tories.

So fed up with it all.

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