Salmond pledges independence poll

May 6, 2011 Full story: Romsey Advertiser 51

Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has promised a referendum on Scottish independence after his party pulled off an unprecedented victory in the Scottish Parliament elections.

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scotsnat

UK

#23 May 13, 2011
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
The question is, can Scotland make it alone?
That's should be the only concern really.
It would become a tiny nation like Finland or Norway, but does it have the resources to thrive once independent?
Obviously!Alex Salmond is no Stupid man!!{Get it?}We might have enough rescources left after the english have taken their loot!! But Alex {as I said is no loon!!}I live here,have every trust in my leader,I would never leave my homeland,I love it and even with Scottish Independence going wrong{which I doubt} I would remain here to fight my cause and rights! The biggest lie from england is We Cant Afford To Go Alone??????? Well,I know why they say this,I know why they are boiling to keep the union together and I know lots more, believe you me..water,energy,dumping grounds,nuclear bases,forestry,fishing, and loads more{note I never mentioned Oil!!!}Thats irrelevant,but still in tha agenda ofcourse!!
scotsnat

UK

#24 May 13, 2011
jodi_e wrote:
<quoted text> Try historical terms instead then!
YOU want to learn your history then??? And I will have all clear to "KNOCK YOUR HEED OFF"
nae more handoots

London, UK

#25 May 13, 2011
if you READ the article, it says that a large percentage of the English WANT you jocks to be independent. But all the beggars from Kings cross would be sent back, and all the drunks and dossers on Shepherds Bush Green as well.
ronan

UK

#26 May 13, 2011
scotsnat wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously!Alex Salmond is no Stupid man!!{Get it?}We might have enough rescources left after the english have taken their loot!! But Alex {as I said is no loon!!}I live here,have every trust in my leader,I would never leave my homeland,I love it and even with Scottish Independence going wrong{which I doubt} I would remain here to fight my cause and rights! The biggest lie from england is We Cant Afford To Go Alone??????? Well,I know why they say this,I know why they are boiling to keep the union together and I know lots more, believe you me..water,energy,dumping grounds,nuclear bases,forestry,fishing, and loads more{note I never mentioned Oil!!!}Thats irrelevant,but still in tha agenda ofcourse!!
Well, if you have all the answers, OK then.

I can't see why Scotland shouldn't have its independence if it wishes it. It should be a peaceful process.
Mohamed Al-Riley

London, UK

#27 May 13, 2011
scotsnat wrote:
<quoted text>YOU want to learn your history then??? And I will have all clear to "KNOCK YOUR HEED OFF"
all wind and sheep's bladders as usual.
scotsnat

UK

#28 May 13, 2011
jodi_e wrote:
<quoted text> Howabout we knock it off the loan we all had to pay to rescue the RB of Scotland?
For your info,,There was NO LOAN! as all UK banks worked under same scheme and we would never of been in this mess if we were independent,and before you start to gob off you can thank a SCOTSMAN for your bank of england!!{dont know to this day what he was thinking about but probably had his croft burned and looted!!} So dont dare spout off about my country or its past!You are probably part SCOTTISH yourself,as your country were great at robbing,looting,pillaging,burn ing,,and RAPING!!The IDEA was.. to rape Highland women so as their children would not be true Gaelic and eventually your english govt of the day thought or hoped we would bw wiped out!SAD!! And Im still here,with my GAELIC heritage proven to the last link possible!!Know what? Im so PROUD!Never would I ever want to be anything else!!! EVER!!!!
scotsnat

UK

#29 May 13, 2011
GO ON WEE ECK!!!
scotsnat

UK

#30 May 13, 2011
Mohamed Al-Riley wrote:
<quoted text>all wind and sheep's bladders as usual.
AYE RIGHT GOBSHITE!!!!The only bladder youd know is one pissing doon yer leg on a horny nite???
AL-ec Guinness

Stanmore, UK

#31 May 13, 2011
scotsnat wrote:
The IDEA was.. to rape Highland women so as their children would not be true Gaelic
Well, at least you got some much-needed fresh genes in to your tribes.

Every cloud n' all that.
scotsnat

UK

#32 May 13, 2011
nae more handoots wrote:
if you READ the article, it says that a large percentage of the English WANT you jocks to be independent. But all the beggars from Kings cross would be sent back, and all the drunks and dossers on Shepherds Bush Green as well.
That would be BRILLIANT coz then we would be able to rehome them{SEE??} And my only concern would be what we do with all your english PENSIONERS!..at present put here by their FAMILIES...For our FREE home care???What do you suggest????
scotsnat

UK

#33 May 13, 2011
AL-ec Guinness wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, at least you got some much-needed fresh genes in to your tribes.
Every cloud n' all that.
Thats so funny!! Know your ancestry??? Then make jokes!!!Funny though!!
AL-ec Guinness

Stanmore, UK

#34 May 13, 2011
scotsnat wrote:
Thats so funny!! Know your ancestry??? Then make jokes!!!Funny though!!
Funnily enough, I'm half English, half Scottish.

The 'reason' why I made that remark is that 'apparently' I'm not of 'real' Scottish descent, and the only 'true' Scot's are from the north.

To which my reply is normally 'oh, you're one of them inbreeding Scots, huh?'
scotsnat

UK

#35 May 13, 2011
AL-ec Guinness wrote:
<quoted text>
Funnily enough, I'm half English, half Scottish.
The 'reason' why I made that remark is that 'apparently' I'm not of 'real' Scottish descent, and the only 'true' Scot's are from the north.
To which my reply is normally 'oh, you're one of them inbreeding Scots, huh?'
Well what does that make me with Irish ancestry???? Going back to Dalriada?Take a view of the Scottish Nationals and you will find many people living here from many cultures!! Alex Salmond is no BIGOT!!We have ENGLISH people here in our highlands who are staunch Scottish Nationalists! And I speak the truth,We have Indian,Chinese and American all Scottish Nationalists! Thats something your english govt does not want you to delve into! I am lucky really for doing family research my family genes toes and froes from Scotland to Ireland to Scotland for as far back as I can get!And remember Scots are a mixture of races anyway,,Picts,{Celtic natives}Scots{from Ireland}Viking.and North britonnic tribes!!But Im SCOTTISH!!!!!
scotsnat

UK

#36 May 13, 2011
AND there is no REAL of any country,,everyone has mixed descent!There is no PURE race on this earth,its what you identify with and what your instincts tell you!!Scots and Irish and some English originated from the Celtic tribes from Europe!Picts were the native Scots{unknown origin}They intermarried{to be polite}with the invading Scotti tribe from Ireland{Hence giving Scotland its name!!}Remember their were vikings too{part of my ancestry on the western isles!!}Romans who didnt have too much influence on Scotland{hence the walls,to keep us out!!}Then the english have their saxon etc so tell me in all honest,people who have not done family genealogy ,DNA,etc,,Do they really know who they are?????
scotsnat

UK

#37 May 13, 2011
Oh and in the borders of Scotland you have a greater mixed blood!!Hence the negativity to an SNP Govt!!These people were border reivers from past!neither english or scottish to commands!!A no mans land wher the reivers on each side of the border ruled each part and their names carry on to this day!{many were transported to Ulster} By the English govt,,may I add , and that is part of the modern day problems in northern ireland today!!Because many Catholic Irish were pushed from their land to make way for these planters!In Scottish highlands they bribed the landlords and many people were evicted,hence the large number of Scots,Irish in USA and Canada today with our ancestry!There was also LOWLAND SCOTTISH clearances,not much mentioned!!But TRUE!!!!

“so like uhh! whats the deal?”

Since: May 09

planet earth.

#38 May 14, 2011
I,m tired of all this backward looking bullshit, i really am!
Have at it you fking childish retards.
fraoch

Methven, UK

#40 Dec 29, 2012
Then turn the page is what I would suggest! No offence! But thats what topix is for,, Peoples opinions etc, so surely we must expect "Everyone" to be involved? Not just who we want to hear??
rio

Beckenham, UK

#41 Dec 30, 2012
But what will happen to the SNP and Alex Salmon if the referendum shows that Scots want to stay part of the Union?

The nationalist cause will be damaged and may fade away...
fraoch

UK

#42 Mar 2, 2013
I find it hard to believe I am "Scottish" and still fighting for "Independence" for my "True Identity?? As far back in my family history my ancestors were dispossessed from their crofts in Cromarty, some ended up in Ireland, some scattered to america and england! I stand by "My Rights",,I have a say! I am Scottish not British, but "Forced to be" by legal document requirements?? Surely this is wrong?? The sooner I get claim to an INDEPENDENT IDENTITY then the Happier I will be" I have no hatred towards England and actually hope someday they get an INDEPENDENT Parliament as only then can us two NATIONS begin to understand each other and get along more' if not "Better"!

Since: Feb 13

Europe

#44 Mar 3, 2013
och the tories won't let independence happen! plus it's weird how a lot of english come up here to work, work that us scots canny seem to find &/or certain employers would rather recruit someone further afield rather than someone more local or home grown.

so if independence were to happen, does that mean that we could kick the english oot & gie us oor jobs back?

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