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    I'd be more conservative than that...59% yes.

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    And that ignorant, offensive, rant sums up exactly why the YES campaign failed  

    Good god. What a load of boarish spiteful bile from bad losers has been posted during the night. I actually dread to think how Scotland would be run if this is representative of how the yes vote behav

    I'm disappointed in the lack of grace shown by some across the net in accepting this No vote. A complete lack of any empathy and understanding as to why fellow Scots didn't vote Yes.   I personally

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    My point was, if not entering into a currency union was the best option for Ruk, why are the currency markets selling Sterling with the gap between Yes and No closing?

     

    Surely, if the RuK politicians are to be believed, that  a currency union is not on the table as its bad for the RuK, with the subsequent loss of Scotland's vast assets to the Balance of Payments, then Sterling should be strenghtening, not weakening.

     

    You can fool the publlc but not the markets.

     

    Would be good to get an FX trader viewpoint on the above. Some folks in New York piling in with Tweets about Sterling being crushed.

     

    Would this require an intervention from UK Gov in the interim, if so would that intervention need to happen prior to polling day.

     

    With govt formally again positioning against currency union today, is this part of the sterling slide. Would the UK gov reverse this position if Sterling continues to move.

     

    Any of the above answered would be of help...

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
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    Momentum is with "Yes" and my 60/40 in favour of a "No" vote is looking dead in the water!

     

     

    Fair play to you that you're owning up to what is looking a little unlikely now. It'd need some swing back to No for that result to come off. Still time to go though :)

    Would be good to get an FX trader viewpoint on the above. Some folks in New York piling in with Tweets about Sterling being crushed.

     

    Would this require an intervention from UK Gov in the interim, if so would that intervention need to happen prior to polling day.

     

    With govt formally again positioning against currency union today, is this part of the sterling slide. Would the UK gov reverse this position if Sterling continues to move.

     

    Any of the above answered would be of help...

     

    Boom time for exporters?

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  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl

    Another Yougov in the field.

     

    I gave up on these in early 2012 after I stopped being asked political ones (which makes me possibly guilty of being one of those Scots who haven't been responding).

     

    Anyway, on the back of recent results I clicked the link and off we went with VI and iref etc.

     

    Looked like a newspaper one as similar format to those released without too many pro-union leading questions.

     

    Probably for release later this week.

     

    One quirk was at the end it asked me a few personal details to make sure mine were up to date.

     

    One of these was 'Which country are you currently living in?'

     

    Out of alphabetical order and at the top was 'United Kingdom'.

     

    I scrolled down anyway and to my pleasure found 'Scotland' which I duly selected. That would be a nice benefit of indy - simply having your country exist in drop-down lists.

     

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    Anyway, if the next yougov shows a 0.1% lead for Yes, you can thank me.

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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    lets just hope sturgeon and company do the business in the televised debate tonight and keeps the YES momentum moving forward

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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl

    Future Prime Minister of Scotland Nichola Sturgeon debating alongside leader of Scottish Greens against Ruth Davidson and Douglas Alexander tonight.

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
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    Future Prime Minister of Scotland Nichola Sturgeon debating alongside leader of Scottish Greens against Ruth Davidson and Douglas Alexander tonight.

     

    Could be interesting...Patrick Harvie should shine in this one, fingers crossed for a good'un :)

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
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    SS will be spitting feathers at the nonsense getting spouted about oil!

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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    Blimey, not been here since page 410... refreshingly, it looks like YES is really in the ascendency now, yous are going to do it!

     

     

    here hoping and come the 18th i'll have every finger and toe crossed and have to admit no matter which way the vote goes theres going to be a little crying going on.

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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    its mental that people actually listen to all that drivel coming out of Alexander mouth when we get independence we really need to get rid of these idiots spouting there pish.

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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    well done mary doll - sly wee dig at patronisingbtlady there :rofl:

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  • Location: Carryduff, County Down 420ft ASL
  • Location: Carryduff, County Down 420ft ASL

    great quote from Mary Doll. "Vote Labour, then sit at the back of the bus and shut up"

    Elaine C Smith for FM. Brilliant stuff.

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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
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    Well I think we can all agree that she nailed it. 


    And Kezia Dugdale will do very well as a politician in an independent Scotland. Hopefully we can get rid off that Neo-liberal wifey Lamont and get her in. 

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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    whats with this guy always cutting off the YES side when there talking.

     

    there lying on Shettleston I used to have my own shop in that area and have a lot of friends from there and when I was there under labour rule the life expectancy was 58 like the yes side are saying and not 71 that the no side are trying to say it is and it mght have changed slightly in that time but it sure wouldn't have went to 71 more likely to go the other way.

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
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    Well I think we can all agree that she nailed it. 

    And Kezia Dugdale will do very well as a politician in an independent Scotland. Hopefully we can get rid off that Neo-liberal wifey Lamont and get her in. 

     

    Wasn't Dugdale the one who was shown up to be really awful recently? Didn't have a clue?

     

    Edit: It was on Wings: http://wingsoverscotland.com/?s=%22is+a+liar%22

     

    In fairness, there's far worse been done by a lot of them.

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    Project Fear knows no bounds....

     

    Tell Gordon the Russians are coming...

     

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level

    that's it I have finally found out whats wrong with that Ruth Davidson, Buckhaven haha its full of junkies down there :rofl:

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    I think that if the super duper kicks off in the crimea putin will be looking to the west to put the boot in and since Scotland will have gone independent it will be very easy for him to take Scotland for himself,maybe he might enjoy fishing with the queen and prince Charles at balmoral in his bare chest 'brokeback 'look !!!

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    Project Fear knows no bounds....

     

    Tell Gordon the Russians are coming...

     

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    We could always rent Faslane to the Russians...that would really wind the unionists up plus bring in some much needed income to our basket case country.

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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    seriously don't know how that Ruth Davidson can be part of the conservative party being from the Buckhaven area its joined on to Methil and theres a well known saying in fife that you always know when a wean from Methil comes into the world because they have a dole book attached to them.

     

    blitzen has probably heard that saying being from fife.

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  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl

    We could always rent Faslane to the Russians...that would really wind the unionists up plus bring in some much needed income to our basket case country.

     

    I think there's a good argument for Scotland joining the Russian federation.

     

    After all, the pro-union campaign has told us bigger is better, safer, stronger etc.

     

    Russia is really big - far bigger than the UK - so maybe a better option?

     

    Personally, I like Russians; at least those I've met and worked with. 

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  • Location: falkirk, scotland, 16.505m, 54.151ft above sea level
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    I think that if the onions kicks off in the crimea putin will be looking to the west to put the boot in and since Scotland will have gone independent it will be very easy for him to take Scotland for himself,maybe he might enjoy fishing with the queen and prince Charles at balmoral in his bare chest 'brokeback 'look !!!

     

     

    you don't half talk a load of rubbish all that is going on with Russia is putin wanting to take back control of the sea of Azov nothing more he isn't wanting to invade Europe or Scotland or anything and even at that what good is trident to us when it is a first strike weapon it is only there to protect the US so they can strike against Russia without them getting a missile off Russia would never invade Scotland and you need to stop you scaremongering are you another person on here with an affiliation to a Westminster party.

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