In my view, an independent Scotland would definitely be detrimental to the majority of ordinary Scots.
So, you have no real evidence.I do indeed. It's called 'personal experience' of many years standing. And if you had the same kind of experience you would not describe my comments as 'outlandish'. They are seriously realistic
Exactly, you hear stories, take them as fact and use them to generalise on Scotland - quite wrongly as it turns out.Well, not really. I hear lots of similar stories which, added to my time-honoured personal experience of the same sorts of things
I have already given you the figures which show a very different situation to the one you are trying to portray.It all boils down to money, enough of which in Scotland there is not, and never will be, for the reasons I have already given
Good for him.In fact my brother does extraordinarily well in Scotland, and has done for over thirty years.
Apathy? More likely the recession.and general apathy
Your brother's experiences or that of his colleagues are not evidence, it is hearsay. Commission an opinion poll and get some hard evidence!Lots of his colleagues feel the same
Yes, most Scots would vote No at present. But, there are two years of campaigning before us. Two years to firm up the policies and present them to the Scottish people. Why do you think the referendum is bluff? Here's two relevant facts as to how things can quite easily turn around:So do let's be grateful that most Scots are sensible enough not to be taken in by the 'yes' campaign, which is long on bluff and short on detail
1 In 2011, the SNP came from 15% behind Labour to win the election handsomely.
2 In 1995, the Yes campaign in Quebec started from a worse position than the Scottish one is in at present. It eventually came very close to victory, losing by only 1.16%.
There is still everything to play for.
And you are entitled to your opinion. But, please make it an informed one by taking in the facts and not relying on the Daily Mail and your brother for your info.In my view, an independent Scotland would definitely be detrimental to the majority of ordinary Scots.
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Salmond has already dropped the greedy scots in the shiit. Independence will be denied in the upcoming Referendum vote. Just wait, and see.
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