Scottish independence referendum set for 2014

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

David Cameron has handed over power to the Scottish Government to hold an independence referendum in 2014 as long as the question has only two options: Yes or No.

This is great news for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, it means that the Scots will finally get a vote on their independence and with a bit of luck will vote for it and secondly, the absence of a “renegotiate” option means that Alex Salmond won’t have a mandate to extract even more out of the British government at England’s expense.  It should be noted, though, that the British government have already conceded most of Alex Salmond’s demands on what has been called “devolution max”.

The Scots won’t vote for independence because they can’t survive without English taxes which is a real shame because there’s nothing worse than a loveless marriage and staying together for the kids never really works does it?


  1. I (1 comments) says:

    Dave has however said that if the Scots vote ‘no’, he will offer new talks on devolution. If that happens, there could well be changes for England too and we will have to try to make sure that England is not presented with a new version of regional devolution without any national recognition.

  2. Sandy (12 comments) says:

    £17 billion of oil and gas money going TO Englandshire, minus £9 billion so called Barnett formula ‘subsidy’ actually means Scottish people subsidise the English by £1600 per head.
    So every Scottish family of four loses out to the English to the tune of 6 and a half grand.
    Also , unemployment in Scotland 6.4%. England 7.1% (latest figures), so Scottish taxpayers are paying for English dole scroungers.

    • wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

      £7bn of north sea oil and gas revenue (some of which is raised in English waters) goes to the British treasury where it is divided unequally in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’s favour.

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