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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 23:21
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Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
Hopefully more and more Scots realise that this...

Hopefully more and more Scots realise that this is the one opportunity to be in charge of the destiny of Scotland. It really is now or never, given the economic case will be harder to make in another...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 23:12
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Ovalteenie
Hong Kong & Singapore consistently top the...

Hong Kong & Singapore consistently top the rankings of the most free economies in the world.

http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

Interestingly neither are democracies, but practise the most free...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 23:03
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Ovalteenie
The point of the pro-independence argument is...

The point of the pro-independence argument is that Scotland could be more successful if it was a sovereign nation in charge of its own resources and political destiny.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 20:37
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Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
I'm actually in favour of a Scottish pound...

I'm actually in favour of a Scottish pound ultimately but it would be sensible to have a transitional period.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:58
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Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
Er, that wasn't what the Tories & the CBI were...

Er, that wasn't what the Tories & the CBI were saying in 1997. They were predicting devolution would be a disaster.

And up until only a few years ago the Scottish Tories said they were drawing a...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:33
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Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
Let's cast out minds back to the late...

Let's cast out minds back to the late 1990s...

The Tories & the CBI were also against a Scottish parliament, with all sorts of doom-laden warnings such as business investment fleeing Scotland, with...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:23
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Ovalteenie
Not negative - simply realistic, based on the...

Not negative - simply realistic, based on the track record.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 18:43
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Ovalteenie
Westminster will renege on devo-max promises...

Westminster will renege on devo-max promises (just as it reneged in 1979), the Barnett formula will be scrapped, the Scottish block grant will be cut... Scotland will be condemned to continued slow...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:00
Replies: 3,881
Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
You're the one implying that, in seeking to...

You're the one implying that, in seeking to 'leave', there existed a UK that Scotland had joined in the first place. I'm not the one with the fantasy history ;)
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:40
Replies: 3,881
Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
Either both Scotland & England/rump-UK are...

Either both Scotland & England/rump-UK are retained, or neither are. Given the Eurosceptic sentiment south of the border, they may not wish to reapply, in which case I'm sure the EU will welcome...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:34
Replies: 314
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ovalteenie
The thing is that defections like this help to...

The thing is that defections like this help to legitimise UKIP as not a loony fringe party, could encourage traditional Tory voters to defect too.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:30
Replies: 314
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ovalteenie
I think LostFool is talking about Carswell as a...

I think LostFool is talking about Carswell as a possible future challenger to Farage for UKIP leadership?
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:27
Replies: 314
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ovalteenie
There'll be more pressure on Cameron to seek an...

There'll be more pressure on Cameron to seek an election pact with UKIP. The trouble is it would be an embarrassing u-turn after he dismissed them as fruitcakes.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:24
Replies: 314
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ovalteenie
If he is re-elected for UKIP, a lot of Tory MPs...

If he is re-elected for UKIP, a lot of Tory MPs could be worried about their own seats. Could trigger more defections.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:22
Replies: 314
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ovalteenie
What's Carswell's chances of regaining his seat...

What's Carswell's chances of regaining his seat for UKIP? I imagine he thinks he's in with a chance and if he does, then Cameron won't be too happy.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:17
Replies: 314
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ovalteenie
He didn't even tell David Cameron in advance......

He didn't even tell David Cameron in advance... who must be furious.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:15
Replies: 314
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ovalteenie
Most of the UKIP are right wing...

Most of the UKIP are right wing ex-Tories.

Carswell announces he is to resign his seat and stand for UKIP in the resulting byelection.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 11:12
Replies: 3,881
Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
Scotland created the UK with England, with the...

Scotland created the UK with England, with the Union of the Crowns in 1603, then politically cemented in 1707. It won't be 'leaving' as there wasn't a UK to join in the first place.

To rephrase...
Forum: Politics 26-08-2014, 15:36
Replies: 764
Views: 18,383
Posted By Ovalteenie
I agree. Also I think Scotland is probably...

I agree.

Also I think Scotland is probably more politically sympathetic with the North of England and Scottish independence could be a game changer to the dynamics of rUK politics too. A...
Forum: Politics 26-08-2014, 15:20
Replies: 3,881
Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
The distinction is because Scotland is a country,...

The distinction is because Scotland is a country, not a region of England.
Forum: Politics 26-08-2014, 15:16
Replies: 194
Views: 5,018
Posted By Ovalteenie
So presumably the Czechs & Slovakians are...

So presumably the Czechs & Slovakians are regretting it and are clamouring to be better together...?
Forum: Politics 26-08-2014, 15:10
Replies: 3,881
Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
So why does Scotland have some of the most...

So why does Scotland have some of the most deprived constituencies in the whole of the UK eg East Glasgow?
Forum: Politics 26-08-2014, 10:50
Replies: 194
Views: 5,018
Posted By Ovalteenie
Bad analogy. May I remind you that the Union was...

Bad analogy. May I remind you that the Union was a merger not a takeover. :kitty:

To correct your analogy, the house was bought by two partners. One partner is now threatening divorce and wants a...
Forum: Politics 26-08-2014, 10:43
Replies: 194
Views: 5,018
Posted By Ovalteenie
So if Scotland is being subsidised by England as...

So if Scotland is being subsidised by England as claimed, surely rUK would be glad to let Scotland go and save 8.6 bn :confused:
Forum: Politics 26-08-2014, 08:47
Replies: 3,881
Views: 109,568
Posted By Ovalteenie
He is an independent adviser to the Scottish...

He is an independent adviser to the Scottish government, not a SNP employee. The whole point of having best expert advice is that the advice is given without partiality. He is also in demand by many...
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