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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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bluesbrother

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Answers to a few of the questions posed here can be found at

Answering your questions about an independent Scotland

If anyone has a question not covered, there is an "ask us" section at the bottom of the page.

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morddwyd

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Ah! Sorry, wrong "most"!

"(note to fm - I didn't say all, or even most!)."

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bluesbrother

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fourm member

I said "Answers to a few of the questions posed here".

As to "propaganda statements", do you mean you doubt the truth of these statements? If you do then I suggest you contact them via the "ask us" section and ask where they sourced their facts from.

I am sure they will happily tell you.

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Forum Editor

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"As to "propaganda statements", do you mean you doubt the truth of these statements?"

Propaganda is defined as:-

"Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicise a particular political cause or point of view."

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spider9

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fourm member "..he's run away in the face of drinks' industry lawyers."

What else could Salmond do? It's hardly "running away", surely, to wait for justice to take it's course, or are you possibly advocating he ignores the legal challenges by big business?

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morddwyd

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"As far as I know if Scotland did join the EU they would also have to accept the Monetary system that goes with it."

But you don't know.

That's the point.

Nobody does because the question, like so many others, has not been answered.

Opinions have been given, and many of them, but no definitive answer to this, or many other, questions has yet been forthcoming.

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spider9

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Perhaps, during the two years of 'campaigning' there may be some definitive answers to a lot of questions.

That's one reason I said I thought the next two years could be interesting, although fourm member, surprisingly(!), disagreed. Without the chance to ask questions and get answers, the referendum would be a nonsense.

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Aitchbee

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spider9 - the 'bulk' of votes in Scotland will come from the Glasgow population involving about 1 million people...though not all of voting age.

As a citizen of Glasgow [for the past 57 years] I know that the tidal-wave [Tsunami...yes I managed to get that word at Scrabble...but that's a different story], for independence for Scotland is definitely on the cards.

7/4 looks good.

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morddwyd

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Aitchbee's comment about Glasgow is interesting, as I live in a rural coastal area, and I don't think I've seen a great deal of change from the generally quoted figure of 70% against, and I would think, from his general comments, and dredging out his personal views, that fourm member is the same.

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Jock1e

"I think the majority will go for it."

For that to happen an awful lot of them will need to change their minds, because if people vote as they've said they will in recent opinion polls the majority will not go for it.

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