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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scotland to vote on independence

Will the United Kingdom Break Up in 2014?
  • Many new nations were created out of the collapsed empires of the Ottomans, the Austrians, the French, the British and the Russians.
  • Why not an independent Scotland and Wales?

As an American Patriot I am proud that we kicked our last King in the ass and shot his redcoated mercenaries in the back from behind trees.  Fuck monarchists and imperialism.

So along those lines, go Scotland!

It begins!  A two-year campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Scottish people before they vote on whether to leave the United Kingdom began after the Scottish and UK governments signed an historic agreement on an independence referendum.

American Patriots pulled down George III's
statue and melted it to make bullets
to kill Englishmen and their mercenaries.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who approved the deal in Edinburgh with Alex Salmond, the SNP First Minister, immediately dangled the prospect of further devolution if the country votes No to breaking its 305-year link with England since the 1707 Act of Union.

I don't know what kind of voluntary "union" that was when the English spent centuries killing Scots and trying to conquer the nation.

The Prime Minister made a clear attempt to stop the SNP pushing supporters of more devolution into the Yes camp after Mr Salmond dropped his idea of having such a “devo max” option on the ballot paper.

The Coalition Government insisted on a single question. In return, Mr Salmond achieved his goals of delaying the referendum until 2014 and for 16 and 17 year-olds to be allowed to vote.

Denying that the UK Government had made more concessions in the negotiations than the SNP administration in Edinburgh, Cameron said: “What we have is what I always wanted, which is one single question, not two questions, not devo max, a very simple single question that has to be put before the end of 2014 so we end the uncertainty, we put beyond doubt Scotland's position either within the UK, as I hope, or separating itself from the UK.”

Mr Salmond insisted the Yes campaign could turn round opinion polls putting the No camp ahead by “winning the argument” over the next two years. “I believe we'll win it by setting out a positive vision for a better future for our country economically and also, crucially, socially,” he said.

The First Minister said today’s agreement paved the way for the most important decision Scotland has made in several hundred years. “It is, in that sense, an historic day for Scotland and a major step forward in Scotland's home rule journey.”

(UK Independent)

If Scotland becomes independent here is a new UK flag that incorporates the colors of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Europe in 1600.
Why not an independent Scotland?  National borders are not written in stone.  Since World War II there have been many new independent nations such as Armenia, Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Nigeria, Algeria, Pakistan, Israel and the Ukraine. 

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