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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

I suppose it is a question of what happens first:

An independence referendum in Scotland, or an Irish Border referendum in Northern Ireland.

It could be either in my view. The May 2021 Scottish Parliament election will probably decide which, if there is another SNP + Greens majority or an outright SNP majority. The Scottish Tories ran on a strongly 'No to Indyref2' platform this month, and got hammered. They lost 7 seats to the SNP, leaving them with 6 only now. In all of them, the Tory majority was heavily slashed...... This does not bode well for them in 2021 I feel. And Boris Johnson is no asset to them, as he is very unpopular in Scotland.
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

Despite Boris Johnson's threat to return Nicola Sturgeon's letter unopened, marked 'Return to Sender'
requesting the granting of a Section 30, in order for the Scottish Parliament to have the power to hold
a 2nd Referendum on Scottish Independence.

The Prime Minister will give it careful consideration over the New Year before replying.

BBC - Scottish Independence - Boris will consider IndyRef2 request
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Old 24.12.2019, 13:16
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

Don't underestimate the Scottish People's willpower and strong sense of identity. Edinburgh is rather "tame" and many of the older relatives were not for Scottish Independence last time. All sense of caution has gone since and it is quite a sight to see and hear 80+ folks ready to take up arms (at least verbally!) for Scottish independence, such is the revulsion at Boris Johnson's election.


There are still strong religious values of Truth, Honesty and Decency in Scotland, that seem to have gone lost in many parts of England.
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

I'm looking forward to the day when Scotland not only wants to break free from the rest of the UK
and Tory England but also breaks free from QE2 and the House of Windsor.
Could the SNP seek out the King over the Water and return the Stuarts to Scotland ?
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I'm looking forward to the day when Scotland not only wants to break free from the rest of the UK
and Tory England but also breaks free from QE2 and the House of Windsor.
Could the SNP seek out the King over the Water and return the Stuarts to Scotland ?


With direct links to William Wallace, I'll volunteer if Royalty is what is expected!
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With direct links to William Wallace, I'll volunteer if Royalty is what is expected!
I think mathematically we are all related to Wallace
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

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Not all of us can prove it, though!


Anyway, better prepare for this wave of English immigrants!


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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

Will the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh keep the EU flag flying alongside the Scottish Saltire after Brexit day ?

BBC News - Scottish MSP's to vote on keeping the European Union flag flying at Holyrood
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

I‘ve got the crackers to prove it.

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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

Scottish Independence - Is Nicola Sturgeon caught in a constitutional trap, as she responds to a favourable
opinion poll that suggests that 51 per cent of Scottish voters would vote for Independence now.

BBC News Scotland - IndyRef2, Is Sturgeon trapped in a constitutional stalemate ?
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

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Independence is now Scotland's only route back into the EU, Nicola Sturgeon has told supporters.
How will that work as far as the border is concerned? Using the same arrangement that is in place for the Irish border?
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

The European Union would be enthusiastic for an independent Scotland to join the EU says Donald Tusk.

BBC News - Empathy for an independent Scotland to join the EU says Tusk
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The European Union would be enthusiastic for an independent Scotland to join the EU says Donald Tusk.

BBC News - Empathy for an independent Scotland to join the EU says Tusk
Seems like they are more lucky than the Catalans.
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Seems like they are more lucky than the Catalans.
Catalans don‘t have much to bring to the table.
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

In one Dutch city it's a case of Bye, Bye Britain ( England ) and Hello Scotland over the weekend
after Brexit.

Following Brexit day on the 31st January the Dutch city of Leeuwarden has replaced the Union Jack
of the United Kingdom with the Blue Saltire of Scotland in it street parade of EU member state flags.

Leeuwarden, the capital of the Friesland region of the Netherlands also has a number of cultural
ties with Edinburgh.

BBC News - Dutch city now flies the Scottish Saltire in place of Union Jack
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Re: SCOTEXIT - The SNP takes Scotland down the road to IndyRef2

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In one Dutch city it's a case of Bye, Bye Britain ( England ) and Hello Scotland over the weekend
after Brexit.

Following Brexit day on the 31st January the Dutch city of Leeuwarden has replaced the Union Jack
of the United Kingdom with the Blue Saltire of Scotland in it street parade of EU member state flags.

Leeuwarden, the capital of the Friesland region of the Netherlands also has a number of cultural
ties with Edinburgh.

BBC News - Dutch city now flies the Scottish Saltire in place of Union Jack
Apart from this being incorrect (at the moment, anyway) I pondered if this is not interference with politics of a foreign country (GB).
The last sentence <<Mr Feitsma said: "This isn't an official area so we can decide for ourselves which flags we hang here.">> I guess shows they considered this.

Considering I had a NL on my Swiss cars for at least 10 years for sympathy reasons, I'd take it as such.
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