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Scotland and independence

Looks like the final vote will be much closer than predicted.
If the yes group win then to use a quote from someone who was a regular on this forum at one time, " All hell will be let loose "
Perhaps he predicted the outcome years ago without knowing it !
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Re: Scotland and independence

If they're not too careful the fairy might grant their wishes.
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I certainly hope that they stay, I like the union and I'd hate to see both countries taking a disliking to each other in the future.
We are better off together. If any scots are reading this, I'll miss you if you go so please stay  Wink
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I'll miss you if you go so please stay  Wink
I've already cast my vote by post.
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Well i hope you thought of me when voting Wink
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lol well the thing that really has infuriated me is former prime minister Gordon Brown setting out a timetable for boosting the Scottish Parliament's powers in the event of a vote against independence. Pity they never thought of that before all of us who voted by post eh!
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Well I think Gordon Brown is a bigotted idiot myself Grin
No seriously, why is he now getting involved so late into it all? What power does he have to promise scotland anything? - Same with Alastair Darling, opposition member who can't promise the scots anything.
I personally think the tories seem happy to let scotland go. They are in power and hardly fighting to keep scotland. I can't help but feel that this has already been signed off as a done deal by some draconian little secret group who secretly run the country.
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Re: Scotland and independence

Just a thought - in the event of an independent Scotland, will Plusnet still be entitled to offer internet access to the Scots?
For that matter, will the Scots be entitled to use a .co.uk site?
Will phone charges to UK increase as it will then be a foreign country?
Likewise for postal charges - it costs a lot more currently to post to Irish Republic than to NI.
I love Scotland and had many marvellous holidays throughout this wonderful country, but am I really expected to have to buy FIVE passports for my family if I ever want to go there again?
Those who vote Yes must really return to the real world where it will be the Scotland as it exists in 2 years time that will become independent......NOT the Scotland as it exists now!!!
There will be very few who still support the idea of independence when the time arrives.
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Just a thought - in the event of an independent Scotland, will Plusnet still be entitled to offer internet access to the Scots?
Why not, if they set up a business there under whatever regulatory regime is created?
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For that matter, will the Scots be entitled to use a .co.uk site?
Presumably not, they'll get their own domain suffix.
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Will phone charges to UK increase as it will then be a foreign country?
Seems likely, I'm sure the carriers will find a reason.
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Likewise for postal charges - it costs a lot more currently to post to Irish Republic than to NI.
Ditto
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Presumably not, they'll get their own domain suffix.

.scot domain is already on offer.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-28300195
There is also .london but as far as I am aware there are no plans for London to leave the UK.
http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/london-domain-names-go-up-for-grabs-in-the-ci...
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There will be very few who still support the idea of independence when the time arrives.
But that time 'has ' arrived for postal voters  Crazy
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.scot domain is already on offer.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-28300195
Yes but that doesn't fit in with the 2-letter country code convention. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains#Country_code_top-level_domains
Almost all of the .s* domains are in use, they might get one based on ALBA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba as only a few of the a*'s are used.
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I personally think the tories seem happy to let scotland go.
' Our ' PM hasn't even bothered to get into any of the televised debates and to be honest I have not heard much from ' our ' PM the whole of the campaign. Not that he had much to offer anyway still as UK PM it's a poor show or in his case a no show!!
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I wonder if there will be customs/border posts  and road tolls at:
Near Gretna where the M6 turns into the A74(M) road;
At Longtown on the A7 road;
Chesters on the A68 road;
At the Tweed on the A698 road;
Near Berwick on the A1 road.
Ditto east/west coast railways.
As a non-EU country, there no agreement on free passage from Scotland to the rest of the UK, similarly for customs tariffs to a non-EU country
Edit: discovered the inevitable DM article.
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Good point!
I wonder what will happen re Gretna Green? - Will UK nationals still be allowed to jump the wall and get hitched there?
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