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Oh flower of Scotland

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AMmayhem, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. AMmayhem

    AMmayhem Mayhem is everywhere

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    When will we see your like again?

    Discuss
     
  2. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    Where is Scotland, is that like in England or something?
























    :p
     
  3. hogsy

    hogsy New Member

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    I still don't see the benefits of breaking away from the UK... Especially in the current times we're in.
     
  4. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    I see plenty of benefits. English, Northern Irish and Welsh taxes not being used to pay for free Scottish university educations being one of them.
     
  5. hogsy

    hogsy New Member

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    I say take more of Scotland's power away in that regard :lol:
     
  6. tomcat ha

    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    ive actually heard(not confirmed) that scotland is seeing its tax money go to England and that they are actually rather self sufficient.
     
  7. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Scotland would be in the same financial position as Ireland or Iceland - we all know how well they are doing right now.

    Scotlands GDP is around £85 billion. If they'd been independant when the RBS collapsed they'd have lost over a full quarter of their GDP (£25 billion). The RBS is now 90% owned by the UK taxpayer - the majority stake at which no longer resides in Scotland for that reason.

    Let's not also include that the majority of Scotlands profitable industry actually comes almost directly from its ties in the wider UK; given that the bulk of European trading comes through that London->Zurich corridor, and Scotland would be pushed well out into the periphery.


    The Scots can do what they like though, I'm sat quite happy in the south of England right now, so it will have little effect on me.
     
  8. hogsy

    hogsy New Member

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    And the reason probably why the majority of tax money gets invested into England is because well... It makes up the majority of the UK (some people should try looking at a map) :rolleyes:
    If you take that into account I'm sure the overall amount that goes to Scotland would be on equal balance with their overall needs and the same goes for Wales and Northern Ireland.
     
  9. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    [m]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tl05qZqeQU[/m]
     
  10. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    It's because London and the surrounding area constitutes 35% of the UKs total GDP, and has a population density many times that of Scotland.

    I suspect the Scots do indeed get what they need (actually, they probably do not get enough and are under-developed by comparison to the south of England - but the north of England, as well as Wales suffer from the same problems). I do however suspect that if you remove the south of England from the tax payer equation, Scotland won't be looking too financially happy.
     
  11. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

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    I just want to watch the delegates argue while wearing their skirts.
     
  12. AMmayhem

    AMmayhem Mayhem is everywhere

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    I'm just curious to see what happens. The arguments for and against and how it all turns out. To see how they change or adjust things internally if there is independence; how they handle they're defense, etc.

    Also, the version I'm familiar with:

    [M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axGiXu_v1pM[/M]
     
  13. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    give em enough rope.
     
  14. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    [m]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1sYgknWGSA[/m]
     
  15. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    that's soo true. only they missed the bit where they took most of our tax with them.
     
  16. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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  17. Wulff

    Wulff Bola Gun fun anyone?

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    [M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es0t50H44IE[/M]
     

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