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Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
27-May-14 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Whither now England?
Subject: RE: BS: Whither now England?
If you actually follow the referendum debate within Scotland itself then there is very little blaming the English etc. In fact the SNP generally go out of their way not to go down that line and they probably know the media would jump on them immediately. Yes there are all kinds of idiots posting on websites etc (from both sides from within scotland and elsewhere) but surely you are wise enough to know that that doesn't actually mirror the real world? Trolls etc give people the completely wrong impression.

And of course the vote is not being held on the actual anniversary of Bannockburn. It is in the same year yes. The timescale has been down to the SNP first obtaining the mandate in an election; then seeing through the Scotland Bill first which prior to the election the SNP said would be the case; then the agreement had to be reached with Westminster first then the referendum bill itself needed to be passed through Holyrood and given assent which only happened in the Autumn of 2013. Are you suggesting that they should then have rushed everything through prior to Christmas without a reasonable time for debate, campaigning etc just so that it didn't happen to fall on the same year as the anniversary?