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August 14, 2007

Scottish Independence

Plans which could pave the way for the break-up of the 300-year-old union of England and Scotland will be unveiled in Edinburgh today.

Byeeee!

Don't let the door hit you on the arse on the way out.

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You Portugese are such wags.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 14, 2007 10:04:54 AM

Hurrah for the SNP! They're doing our work for us!

Posted by: Mark Wadsworth | Aug 14, 2007 10:11:13 AM

Tee hee.

I still don't understand why the frothy Telegraph Tories are all incensed about the "break up of the union". What is so sacred about "the union"? It's only been around 300 years. New Labour have tossed in the bin older and more important things (like the right to a jury trial) with hardly a complaint.

Posted by: Kay Tie | Aug 14, 2007 10:17:32 AM

I suppose that breaking the United Kingdom would destroy more than it creates, however if the Scots want to leave then they should. It is perhaps about time we resolved this, give them the choice -

"Do you wish to send your representatives to the great Parliament of Westminster or somewhere else?"

Westminster should not tolerate the Scottish parliament, the Scots cannot have it both ways, Westminster or whatever you want but not Westminster and a Scottish parliament.

Let them make their choice. I would advise that Westminster is far greater parliament than any other choice they have, but that is up to them as a sovereign people.

If they vote to leave then fair enough and we can get on with looking after our own affairs, if they vote to stay then we can abolish the Scottish parliament and get on with the future.

Posted by: johnnybonk | Aug 14, 2007 1:19:48 PM

"I suppose that breaking the United Kingdom would destroy more than it creates, however if the Scots want to leave then they should. It is perhaps about time we resolved this, give them the choice - "

Sod them, how about giving the English the choice! We can jettison Wales and Northern island too. (And maybe Devon, Cornwall, and North of Birmignham too).

Posted by: ChrisM | Aug 14, 2007 5:09:42 PM

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