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Scotland's Vote Independence or Union?


Bing.alau
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We have plenty of Scots who take part in this forum. I wonder how they intend to vote.

Will Scottish people in England, Northern Ireland or Wales etc., have a vote and if so how do you intend to vote? Will it depend on the address at the time of voting? As I have said before I have lots of Scottish friends but they all live on the south coast of England. (They show a tendency to get away from Scotland as far as possible).

Macscouse had better keep out of this or the LHO will hit him below the sporran.

Seriously though. Will English people living in Scotland on a permanent basis be entitled to vote?

What about all the Scottish people living abroad in such diverse places as Canada and South Africa?

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john bunyan

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A quote from the General Register Office for Scotland

"Examples of the results: nearly twice as many Scots-born lived in England as English-born in Scotland; difference even more marked for those aged 45 and over; nearly twice as many Northern Ireland-born people lived in Scotland as Scots-born in Northern Ireland; difference most marked for those aged 16-24; more English-born people moved to Scotland in the year before the Census than Scots-born moved to England; more English-born people moved back to England in the year before the Census than Scots-born came back to Scotland."

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john bunyan

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Also see:

Scots in England

About 800000 Scots born in Scotland living in England.....

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Jock1e

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I was actually surprised about how many English folk were actually moving to Scotland.

I suppose the cheaper house prices may help or maybe they just want to go somewhere where there are no Hosepipe bans.

Maybe even moved there to get free University education for their kids and who could blame them.

I am sure it will even itself out eventually.

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oresome

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It can't be that bad if you have 45.000 English men and women moving up there every year.

That figure includes several relations of mine in two family units.

Both families have settled in and show no signs of wanting to return. The downside is that they do not contribute significantly to the Scottish economy having retired prior to moving north.

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Bing.alau

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My pal Macscouse moved up there yonks ago and shows no sign of returning to dear old Liverpool (Left myself open to a quick quip by Brumas there haven't I?) But maybe it's because his lovely Scottish Lady the famous LHO will not allow him to move back here.

I am surprised at the amount of English people moving to Scotland too, but as mentioned maybe it is because of the University situation?

My then daughter-in-law moved up to Edinburgh to put an end to the chance of my son getting access to his daughter. I wonder if the laws in Scotland have anything to do with it?

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morddwyd

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I moved here because I was sent here in 1957.

I found I liked it, and they seemed to like me (even as a H&S Officer!) and settled.

No regrets (except maybe Rabbie, but even he is preferable to Shakespeare!).

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oresome

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I am surprised at the amount of English people moving to Scotland too, but as mentioned maybe it is because of the University situation?

I think it's a lot to do with property prices.

If you retire with a fairly meagre pension, but have a lot of capital tied up in a house, you can release some by moving to an area with cheaper housing.

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Jock1e

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Just wondering if they did get independence and the BBC lost all revenue from north of the border, whether indeed that would make everyone licence free in Scotland.

Now that would be a vote catcher maybe. Free that sounds good.

Just a thought would the BBC still be able to survive without that revenue or would they just spread the Prise on to the customers that they do have.

Now we all know that it will probably never happen,But what if it did.

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morddwyd

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Perhaps the most influential argument against independence will be that Sky is not able to show some of the soaps "abroad" because of copyright problems!

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Quickbeam

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Who would suffer most if a trade war was the result?

Say for instance, you kept all the Scotch to yourselves and England withdrew all the Mars bars from the Scottish export market in retaliation...

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