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What will happen if Scotland votes Yes?
Answers to important questions as we wait for Referendum day to dawn.
amusing  Scotland  Scottish-independence 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cameron, Clegg and Miliband to make emergency visit to Scotland
It deeply irritates me that Miliband feels the need to tell people that he's not *travelling* with Cameron. All three are going up to Scotland, agreeing to miss PMQs, and all are working to the same aim there.

But gods forbid anyone worry they might be liftsharing.
Scottish-independence  politics  people-suck  Westminster  Scotland  WTF 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Better Together gets mauled for its #PatronisingBTLady ad
I've previously been saying "From a self-interest PoV, I'd probably benefit from Scotland staying, but if I lived there, I'd vote Yes in a shot" But after the sheer level of talking down to people in that ad, fuck it, run free Scotland, and I'll just blame the idiots who made this.
fail  Scotland  Scottish-independence  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  TV  advertising  people-suck  politics  independence 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Edinburgh trams ‘worth 400 year wait’
'Original plans for the Edinburgh tram system were drawn up shortly after King James VI united Scotland and England into the Union of the Crowns in 1603'
amusing  transport  silly  history  Scotland  Edinburgh  The-Daily-Mash  parody 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
25 True Facts About Scottish Independence
'All our dreams will come true. Yes, all of them. Including the slightly unsavory one involving Kylie Minogue, a talking parrot called Steve and two pounds of warm lard.'
politics  silly  Scotland  Scottish-independence  amusing 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Aye, robot: Scotland's rise of the machines
'Robots are to be placed into the homes of people with dementia as part of a pilot on the Western Isles, but it is just one of many uses machines are being put to in Scotland amid a wider debate on robotics.'
Scotland  robots  posttofacebook  living-in-the-future  interesting  old-people  culture  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scotland's tough call: stay in the UK, or stay in the EU? | Angus Roxburgh | Comment is free | The Guardian
'It's the bad luck of the Scots. You wait a lifetime for a referendum, and then two of the damned things come along at once, each profoundly influencing the other.'
Scotland  politics  posttofacebook  europe  Scottish-independence  news  EU  interesting 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scotland's top judge summoned to appear before MSPs after trying to block register of interests - Daily Record
'A Holyrood committee want the law chief to explain why he tried to halt a register which would reveal judges' business, professional and financial links.'
information  Scotland  posttofacebook  lobbying  Freedom-of-Information  corruption  influence 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Former SNP council leader compares Scotland to 'slave' state - Telegraph
Also argued that 'North Sea oil and gas revenue flowing to the Treasury was akin to domestic abuse.'
wtf  fail  politics  Scotland  Scottish  independence  people  saying  stupid  things  posttofacebook 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Alex Salmond 'should allow business leaders to speak out against independence' - Telegraph
'Labour and the Tories described as “significant” accusations by the chief executive of one of the country’s largest firms that the SNP pour “rains of bile and ire” on businessmen who publicly oppose separation.'
posttofacebook  image  business  Scottish-independence  Scotland  politics  news  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Stonewall unapologetic over Scottish cardinal's 'bigot of the year' award | World news | The Guardian
And I'm glad they are. It's not that the cardinal in question is against gay marriage, it's the level of vitriol he's directed towards it and towards gay people.
posttofacebook  marriage  culture  Stonewall  LGBT  Scotland  news  bigotry 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Alex Salmond refers himself under ministerial code over EU legal advice | Politics | guardian.co.uk
'First minister tries to defuse crisis over allegations he lied about having formal legal advice about Scotland's EU membership'
posttofacebook  who's-a-naughty-boy-then  whoops  law  image  lies  Scottish-independence  Scotland  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scottish independence: Funding fees for EU students would cost £150m, Mike Russell reveals - Education - Scotsman.com
'The Scottish Government says talks are under way to find some means of charging EU students.'

So, going against that whole EU equal access thing whilst saying "Of course we'll be let in!"
tuition-fees  money  posttofacebook  university  education  Scottish-independence  Scotland  politics 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
May be months to stop North Sea gas cloud - Total | Reuters
'A cloud of explosive natural gas boiling out of the North Sea from a leak at Total's abandoned Elgin platform forced wider evacuations off the Scottish coast'
news  disaster  Scotland  UK  North-Sea  natural-gas  energy  oil 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mandarins 'freeze out' Alex Salmond' s civil servant from independence talks - Telegraph
'permanent secretaries from all the Whitehall departments no longer discuss Scotland if Sir Peter Housden, the Scottish Executive’s permanent secretary, is present.'
posttofacebook  news  democracy  fairness  politics  Scottish-independence  Scotland  UK  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
No Devo-Max says Cameron - even if Scots vote for it
'UK Prime Minister David Cameron has flatly ruled out any extension to tax raising [or benefits system] powers for Scotland beyond the proposals contained in the Scotland Bill which is currently going through the Westminster Parliament.'
David-Cameron  news  democracy  independence  SNP  Scottish-independence  Scotland  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Loch Ness is giant 'spirit level'
Does that mean if we bash it on the ground a few times it'll work better?
water  science  UK  Scotland  twitter  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scotland and England: what future for the Union? | Culture | The Observer
"The future of the 200-year link between England and Scotland has never been more hotly debated. We asked some of Scotland's best known writers for their opinions on the state of this marriage is and what independence might mean for their home country"
interesting  britain  government  politics  scotland  comment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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