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Scotland's In A Strange, Feverish State.

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Referendum Fever?

I'm on a couple of weeks' holiday staying with relatives in Scotland.

It's strange here. (Stranger than usual!)

Complete strangers stopping kids in the street and haranguing them for saying they'll be voting 'no'. It's scary! My family are all in the 'no' camp, not surprisingly. But it's the trolls and kids that are thinking with their saltires that'll vote 'yes'. It'll cause a big schism in the nation, whatever way the vote goes.

I can't help thinking it's all a govt plot to divide and conquer...

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Complete strangers stopping kids in the street and haranguing them for saying they'll be voting 'no'. It's scary!

I hate this attitude where people think they can abuse someone into voting differently, a free vote is a free vote

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Were I eligible to vote in the referendum I'd keep absolutely quiet about my intentions.

Some friends of mine have gone to Edinburgh for a holiday this week. They are quite excited about being there for the vote. Personally I think it could be bedlam, and that potentially you do not want to be English and on the streets of Scotland in the hours after the results are announced. The vast majority of Scots will, of course, be fine - but no doubt there'll be a few nutters roaming the streets.

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A good proportion of Scots are giving their friends and colleagues the impression that they are going to vote Yes, although once in the polling booth they will discreetly vote No but fake disbelief when the sudden swing to No is reported on Friday LOL

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A good proportion of Scots are giving their friends and colleagues the impression that they are going to vote Yes, although once in the polling booth they will discreetly vote No but fake disbelief when the sudden swing to No is reported on Friday LOL

This is the reason why I suspect the political betting (No) is a surer guide to what will happen on Thursday than the opinion polls.

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The Welsh language nats are a tiny minority in Wales bit they are very vocal, very well orgsnised and will harass anyone who even dares question Welsh language policy - so the nats have huge clout and no one dares question their agenda out of fear of physical attack.

Sounds like the Scottish nats are doing something similar.

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The Welsh language nats are a tiny minority in Wales bit they are very vocal, very well orgsnised and will harass anyone who even dares question Welsh language policy - so the nats have huge clout and no one dares question their agenda out of fear of physical attack.

Sounds like the Scottish nats are doing something similar.

And just what the Ukrainians nats are doing, albeit with mortars and machine guns.

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I don't think it makes much difference either way! If it's a YES, it will take a time to implement. If it's a NO, it's still a sign that the Scots want more autonomy! When is it coming here? I am fed up by being dictated to by "Public Schoolboys" in easy reach of the "Tube"! :blink:

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This is the reason why I suspect the political betting (No) is a surer guide to what will happen on Thursday than the opinion polls.

https://betting.betfair.com/politics/scottish-independence-referendum-betting/scottish-independence-betting-betfair-sportsbook-pays-out-early-on-no-160914-51.html?lskey=bannerClicked

I'm still not going to bother trying to scalp it mind...

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I don't think it makes much difference either way! If it's a YES, it will take a time to implement. If it's a NO, it's still a sign that the Scots want more autonomy! When is it coming here? I am fed up by being dictated to by "Public Schoolboys" in easy reach of the "Tube"! :blink:

Perhaps if we - well - they, vote no, you should start a new Independence campaign: independence for Westminster and it's public school, Oxbridge, graduate contents from the rest of the UK.

St Helena should be far enough. :)

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What does it all mean for Corby, where my dad lives?

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A good proportion of Scots are giving their friends and colleagues the impression that they are going to vote Yes, although once in the polling booth they will discreetly vote No but fake disbelief when the sudden swing to No is reported on Friday LOL

Is this just your gut feeling or has anyone eligible to vote told you this? Must say I have wondered the same - should think some of the Yes army could get a bit nasty if it goes against them. I have read of the word 'traitor' being used.

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When will the result be known/announced?

Is it going to be just like usual election time TV broadcasts with the results trickling in and the final result becoming definitively known in the wee hours of Friday morning,

or....is there some formal mechanism in place dictating that the official result will be kept under wraps until ALL votes are properly counted, etc - and then announced at some day/time a few days later?

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I've heard (not officially) that the result should be out by Friday evening but may be declared earlier. I don't think there's any keeping it under wraps until all votes have been counted. It's more likely to be later than earlier since Glasgow is one of the largest areas and one of the later ones expected, so with it looking close it's quite probably that it'll be needed to get a decisive result.

Hope the result, whatever it is, is reasonably clear so there aren't recounts and accusations and so on going back and forth for ages.

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I've heard (not officially) that the result should be out by Friday evening but may be declared earlier. I don't think there's any keeping it under wraps until all votes have been counted. It's more likely to be later than earlier since Glasgow is one of the largest areas and one of the later ones expected, so with it looking close it's quite probably that it'll be needed to get a decisive result.

Hope the result, whatever it is, is reasonably clear so there aren't recounts and accusations and so on going back and forth for ages.

Ta. Interesting about the Glasgow factor also.

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If Scotland did vote yes and their economy went to hell, how would emigration to England be handled? Would they be smuggling themselves across the border and working as 'illegals' would there be a limit on Scottish emigrants? would they have to perform those nationality tests to prove they can speak the language and have some 'understanding of the English culture' ?

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