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View Poll Results: Would you favour Scotland opting for indepence from UK
YES........ go for it 31 50.00%
NO.......... hang on for dear life 31 50.00%
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Old 01.10.2014, 12:08
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I really don't want to go back to the island
I understand that. An island of cannibals is a terrifying prospect.
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Yeah, but did you include the bit about eating the Welsh? Without that, the plan would be madness!
Never met a Welsh (at least who actually told me they are Welsh).
So I have no idea if they're tasty.
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Old 01.10.2014, 12:30
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Never met a Welsh (at least who actually told me they are Welsh).
So I have no idea if they're tasty.
They're delicious. A little less fatty than most Scots, but with more flavour. The Irish are tasty, too, but try to avoid the orange ones as they can be a bit sour.

Of course, the Cornish are the most delicious of all, but a real one is hard to find these days.
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Old 01.10.2014, 12:30
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Never met a Welsh (at least who actually told me they are Welsh).
So I have no idea if they're tasty.
I've sampled a couple of very tasty Welsh females.
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Old 01.10.2014, 12:46
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The suggestion you are making is whatany scots want whereas fb suggests canabalism. As a Scot who doesn't want to live in the uk independence may have been my best option as if the uk leaves the eu I could have become Scottish and kept on living in Europe, providing of course that Indy scot was made part of the eu

Now I'm concerned about my future, I really don't want to go back to the island
Considering the Swiss just voted to abolish the free movement agreement with the EU, it won't make any difference if the UK were in the EU or not. Anyway, as has been stated over and over again, this recent vote will have absolutely no bearing on those EU nationals, cannibals or not, already living in Switzerland.
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Old 01.10.2014, 14:03
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I don't live in ch
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Old 01.10.2014, 14:23
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I change country every few years never got round to changing my location on here
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Old 01.10.2014, 15:39
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I've sampled a couple of very tasty Welsh females.
. . . a couple of rarebits?
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Old 01.10.2014, 17:02
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Of course, the Cornish are the most delicious of all, but a real one is hard to find these days.
Hence Ye Olde Englishe expression, Cornish tastie.

This has of course been bowdlerized into the Modern English Cornish pastie.
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It will be a big mistake if they vote yes! But it's up to them, it's their mistake to make.

If they do vote yes, then re-build Hadrian's wall I say!
Saw the below announcement wonder why it wasnt announced before the vote could have changed the outcome ?

Oil firms BP and GDF Suez have announced the discovery of a new field in the UK Central North Sea.
The find, which spans adjacent blocks operated separately by the two companies, has been flow-tested at a maximum rate of 5,350 barrels per day.
The discovery has been called Marconi by GDF Suez subsidiary GDF Suez E&P UK, while BP has named it Vorlich.
GDF Suez E&P UK managing director Ruud Zoon described the discovery as "encouraging".
He said: "The discovery is our third successful well this year and demonstrates a continuing commitment by GDF Suez to an active exploration and appraisal drilling programme on the UK Continental Shelf."
'Great example' GDF Suez has already built up more than 50 licences in the Central and Southern North Sea and West of Shetland. The company employs more than 300 staff and contractors in offices in London and Aberdeen.
BP, along with co-venturers, is undertaking a £10bn investment programme in the North Sea. It has undertaken to spend more than £7bn of that sum in the next five years.
Trevor Garlick, regional president of BP North Sea, said: "As BP marks its 50th year in the North Sea and as the industry looks to maximise economic recovery from the basin, increasing exploration activity and finding new ways to collaborate will be critical to realising remaining potential.
"This discovery is a great example of both."
Industry body Oil & Gas UK welcomed the new discovery.
Operations director Oonagh Werngren said: "At a time when exploration in the UKCS (UK Continental Shelf) is facing severe investment and cost pressures, it is heartening to see two UK explorers apply their expertise to understand the risks of the CNS (Central North Sea) and demonstrate that there are still significant economic plays to be developed within the basin.
"Going forward, the UKCS needs to secure substantial investment and increase exploration, and this will come both through an improved fiscal regime and better technical understanding of the basin."
'Serious questions' The UK government's Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said: "We are determined to have set the right fiscal and regulatory regimes to make sure we can get the maximum possible economic extraction of oil and gas from the North Sea.
"This discovery shows exactly what can be achieved in the North Sea if companies work together to maximise the considerable potential of remaining oil and gas reserves."
The SNP said the discovery raised "serious questions" over the "scaremongering on oil revenues" by pro-Union politicians ahead of last month's independence referendum.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: "This discovery is another great example of the huge potential the future holds for the North Sea.
"With more effective collaboration, increased exploration activity and a commitment to maximising economic recovery, the overall value that the industry continues to generate for the wider economy can also be maximised.
"It is critical that current reforms to the regulatory and fiscal regimes applying in the North Sea are expedited and prioritised with a view to ensuring the economic viability of projects such as these, and to realising the opportunities for development of the vast remaining resources in the North Sea."
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Re: Voting for Scottish Independence?

Hi everyone!

I'm writing a paper on the Scottish referendum and its aftermath. It would be great if I could have the point of view of a few Scottish expats. Thanx!

Iona
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I'm writing a paper on the Scottish referendum and its aftermath. It would be great if I could have the point of view of a few Scottish expats. Thanx!

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What do you want to know?
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Post a link if you have and we can participate. But before that, please post all names involved, University and professor.
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I'm writing a paper on the Scottish referendum and its aftermath. It would be great if I could have the point of view of a few Scottish expats. Thanx!

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Och aye, you're from 'The Local', aren't you ?
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Post a link if you have and we can participate. But before that, please post all names involved, University and professor.
Actually a link and a university name/department are fine. Please do not post other people's personal information (such as names) - privacy reasons, you know. Folks are free to participate if they wish, and if you think it's dodgy then you don't need to participate.
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Re: Voting for Scottish Independence?

Given that the arse has fallen out of the price of oil I think it would have been quite hilarious had Scotland won independence. Granted they wouldn't have been independent yet, but the SNP were predicting a base price of something like $110 per barrel.
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Given that the arse has fallen out of the price of oil I think it would have been quite hilarious had Scotland won independence. Granted they wouldn't have been independent yet, but the SNP were predicting a base price of something like $110 per barrel.
Indeed, assuming they were sensible and needing money up front to finance the setup of a new country, they would have no doubt sold oil futures at something near that price and now be laughing all the way to the bank since the real price has dropped to half.
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Indeed, assuming they were sensible and needing money up front to finance the setup of a new country, they would have no doubt sold oil futures at something near that price and now be laughing all the way to the bank since the real price has dropped to half.
You honestly think they would have done that? On the one side I don't think they would have had the authority whilst still part of the UK, and on the other side they, like everyone else, couldn't have predicted the collapse in the price. Besides, in the time after the referendum, the price was still around the $80 mark, some way off their prediction.
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You honestly think they would have done that? On the one side I don't think they would have had the authority whilst still part of the UK, and on the other side they, like everyone else, couldn't have predicted the collapse in the price. Besides, in the time after the referendum, the price was still around the $80 mark, some way off their prediction.
In which case, let's leaving the gloating until the time that Scotland actually would have become indepedent and check the oil price then, it is currently irrelevant.
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