Scotland votes in referendum on independence!

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Surely there is a very dramatic, exciting and all around entertaining "everyone else is ignorant and is missing the huge and perfectly orchestrated conspiracy" angle that you can work into this story? I'm looking forward to reading what you come up with.
 

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I found it odd and vaguely threatening as Queen Elizabeth said voters should consider very carefully casting a ballot. Being Irish Catholic and Welsh, (in addition to German) I do NOT like the English Monarchy, at all.
 
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Originally Posted By: babbittd
Surely there is a very dramatic, exciting and all around entertaining "everyone else is ignorant and is missing the huge and perfectly orchestrated conspiracy" angle that you can work into this story? I'm looking forward to reading what you come up with.
There is definitely potential there especially as it looks like a no.
 
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Reuters just reported that polls showed Unionist "No (leaving the UK)" voters were winning by a narrow margin 52% to 48% via survey, the first Scottish town to call it said "No" voters won by only 86 votes. It should be fairly interesting and I'm shocked it's that close...
 
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Here's something for antiqueshell to get his teeth into. Kind of like WTC7 & the BBC. CNN returning the favor?
 
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<span style="font-family: 'Verdana'">What was the whole reason behind the independence vote in the first place?</span>
 
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Doesn't Great Britain already own a bunch of countries? They own Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and some other places I can't think of right now.
 
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Doesn't Great Britain already own a bunch of countries? They own Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and some other places I can't think of right now.
They 'own' Ireland. Australia and South Africa left in 1931. Great Britain doesn't own much any more. Trivia... Who was the first country to leave the British Empire?
 
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They own Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland belongs to the Euro and is independant They don't own Australia or any other country but Australia and New Zealand are still in the Commonwealth as is Canada They do have small overseas territories though such as the Falklands
 
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Originally Posted By: antiqueshell
I found it odd and vaguely threatening as Queen Elizabeth said voters should consider very carefully casting a ballot. Being Irish Catholic and Welsh, (in addition to German) I do NOT like the English Monarchy, at all.
The English Royal family are German.
 
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Think of the UK like the USA, just with 4 'states' (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland). Each state has some local power, but not quite as much as US states do, and is governed by a national government which happens to be based in London (England). A consequence of the "no" vote is that Scotland have been promised more local powers, whilst remaining part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (to give it its full title). An analogy might be if, say, Alaska decided it wanted to become an independent nation.
 
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Originally Posted By: weasley
...An analogy might be if, say, Alaska decided it wanted to become an independent nation.
Texas would be more likely. wink (They always did have a bit of a different spirit down there.)
 
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
What was the whole reason behind the independence vote in the first place?
The creation of another socialist welfare state.
 
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UNITED KINGDOM STILL UNITED Scotland votes 'No' to independence UK PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON promises a 'balanced settlement' of powers for Scotland after voters choose to stay in the United Kingdom in a historic referendum on independence. VIDEO: Voters reject independence | VIDEO: First Minister of Scotland concedes defeat | Markets relieved at vote VIDEO: A look at what makes Scotland unique | PHOTOS: Scotland votes on independence referendum
 
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