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    Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

    This is a discussion on Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; Originally Posted by Isitme I hope everyone realises that if Scotland leaves the UK, the UK as such will cease ...

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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I hope everyone realises that if Scotland leaves the UK, the UK as such will cease to exist. I wonder what you will call what's left.
      K?



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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      K?



      K.
      I was thinking UUK - Ununited United Kingdom

      I am sure I feel the same way as you do Scubbie. I don't trust any of them. One thing that is counting against a yes vote is the present Tory led government. Conservative MPs are very scare in Scotland, in fact there are twice as many pandas in Scotland as there is Tory MPs. With the Torys backing a No vote it will possibly turn many the other way. I must admit one of my biggest fears is the fact that young teenagers who wouldn't have a vote in a general or local election will have a big say in this Poll. Sixteen year olds deciding the fate of this country is a scary thought.

      I don't know if Salmon and his ilk fully realize the position they are in. If its a Yes vote, and Scotland gain full independence, their party can serve no further purpose so will be disbanded. Are they going to convert to Labs, Cons and Libs overnight? On the other hand if the proposal is rejected and the No vote carries, they will be in much the same position, as the reason for their being is Scottish independence, it being rejected would make them redundant.

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      UUK LOL.

      I still think K would work best though.
      We could then have mr mackey on our banknotes instead of the queen.


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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      Who???????

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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Just wondering if Scotland won their vote for independence, how it would effect Sky subscribers. Currently it is not possible to do a home move from the UK to the Republic of Ireland or vice versa.
      With a devolved Scotland would home moves between England and Scotland no longer be allowed?
      Well that would depend on the answer to the currency question.
      If we keep using the pound then home moves wouldn't change but if we went for a different currency option (unlikely in the short term) then they would be the same situation as moving to Ireland.

      It's the billing systems cannot cope with a change in currency.

      We might then see people setting up English/Scottish accounts to get different channel choices.

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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      I did suggest Dis-united Kingdom in post #7 which could probably be shortened to DK.
      As for the effect of including 16 & 17 year olds I just wonder how many will bother to vote.

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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      Whatever the majority of the Scots want, I wish them well.

      A Welsh man in exile in England!
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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      I did suggest Dis-united Kingdom in post #7 which could probably be shortened to DK.
      I think DUK would be much better.

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      With regards to the currency issues and how this will affect Sky, I am sure that all this would have been considered.

      With many of Sky's call centres based in Scotland, things could become 'fun'.

      If Scotland go independent and get their own currency, it could become unstable. This could have huge implications for everyone in Scotland and affect lots of products, not just from Sky. In turn this could have a huge kick on employment.

      With an unstable currency, would this mean that Salmond would come back to Cameroon (or who ever is the next PM) and ask to be let back in? What about employment in a place with an unstable currency?

      Basically this whole thing is a huge gamble with the lives of everyone in the UK, not just those living in Scotland today or those who have left Scotland and the British Isles to go and live/work elsewhere.

      I'm sure much of this has already been thought about and discussed heavily between the politicians, with their respective minions doing all the paperwork and spending everyone's taxes on this whole issue.

      BTW: If Slamond doesn't want the Royal Navy to be based in Scotland, who is going to protect Scottish waters from the onslaught of fishermen from Spain? If I were Cameroon I'd turn around and say "not my problem".
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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post

      BTW: If Slamond doesn't want the Royal Navy to be based in Scotland, who is going to protect Scottish waters from the onslaught of fishermen from Spain? If I were Cameroon I'd turn around and say "not my problem".
      Irrespective of the currency I'm sure that Scotland could afford a fishery patrol boat, perhaps a re-purposed oil rig support vessel. After all fishing boats are not very manoeuvrable with their nets out. Even South Georgia has its own fishery protection vessel: South Georgia Fisheries.

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      Re: Say Yes/No to breaking up the UK

      I don't think it is so much the Royal Navy, but the nuclear submarines Salmon, and probably the majority of Scotland don't want. Faslane submarine base would be the number 1 target in the event of a nuclear attack and it would also take out most of Scotland's biggest city. I think most would have the same 'not in my backyard' outlook.

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