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scooterscot
8th February 2017, 10:06
Nothing like a Tory telling Scotland what to do to provoke a reaction. Same poll one month before put support for independence on 45.5%, now it has increased to 49%.

2017 is going to be anything but boring.


Support for Scottish independence rose last month after British Prime Minister Theresa May came out in favour of Britain making a clean break with the European Union, a BMG survey for Herald Scotland showed on Wednesday.

It indicated 49 percent of Scots now support independence - a 3 point rise from a previous poll - with 51 percent opposing it, after "don't know" votes are removed.

However, a majority - 56 percent to 44 percent - still oppose holding another independence vote before Britain leaves the EU.

In 2014, Scots voted roughly 55 percent to 45 percent to remain in the United Kingdom. But last year's Britain-wide vote to leave the EU changed the landscape.

Scotland's devolved parliament rejected May's plans for how to exit the EU in a symbolic, non-binding vote on Tuesday, a demonstration of the divisions between London and Scotland when it comes to Brexit.

A majority of Scots backed staying in the EU, and the Scottish National Party (SNP), the biggest party in Scotland's parliament, has said that there should be another independence vote if its views on Brexit are rejected.

Scottish Greens lawmaker Ross Greer, who backs the devolved nationalist government on independence, told Reuters on Monday that Scotland was almost certainly headed to a new independence referendum after the UK triggers the process to leave the European Union.

A report by Dundee-based newspaper the Courier said that May believes Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is two weeks away from demanding a second referendum on independence.

It said May is privately working a strategy to deal with this.

Source: Brexit boosts support for Scottish independence - BMG poll | Reuters (http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-scotland-idUKKBN15N05V)

The_Equalizer
8th February 2017, 10:15
More SNP/IRA click bait from Scooterscot.

scooterscot
8th February 2017, 10:17
IRA?! WTS?!

The_Equalizer
8th February 2017, 10:19
IRA?! WTS?!

I've long thought that the SNP are heavily supported by 'one side' of the Scottish community. Anyway, for your perusal as you're not that well informed:

SNP's Mason sorry for IRA 'freedom fighters' comments - Belfast Telegraph (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/snps-mason-sorry-for-ira-freedom-fighters-comments-35432703.html)

The_Equalizer
8th February 2017, 10:25
And just for good measure here's a more favourable one for the Unionists amongst us - last polled on the 26th January:

How would you vote in a Scottish independence referendum if held now? (asked after the EU referendum) - What Scotland Thinks (http://whatscotlandthinks.org/questions/how-would-you-vote-in-the-in-a-scottish-independence-referendum-if-held-now-ask#line)

Mordac
8th February 2017, 10:31
Nothing like a Tory telling Scotland what to do to provoke a reaction. Same poll one month before put support for independence on 45.5%, now it has increased to 49%.

2017 is going to be anything but boring.



Source: Brexit boosts support for Scottish independence - BMG poll | Reuters (http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-scotland-idUKKBN15N05V)

Splendid. Should solve a whole raft of problems, assuming the EU let you join (which isn't a foregone conclusion, they'll be a bit wary of letting a nation which required subsidising for centuries join their perfect little clique).

You won't be able to blame the bastard English for your problems any more, and if the worst happens we won't have to bail you out. I will laugh like a drain when wee Jimmie Krankie has to go cap in hand to the ECB because they've run out of porridge.

It's a win-win for us, maybe we can even ban haggis. :puke:

scooterscot
8th February 2017, 10:33
I've long thought that the SNP are heavily supported by 'one side' of the Scottish community. Anyway, for your perusal as you're not that well informed:

SNP's Mason sorry for IRA 'freedom fighters' comments - Belfast Telegraph (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/snps-mason-sorry-for-ira-freedom-fighters-comments-35432703.html)


The intelligence of a small hen in its late 40's presents itself.

vetran
8th February 2017, 10:36
Splendid. Should solve a whole raft of problems, assuming the EU let you join (which isn't a foregone conclusion, they'll be a bit wary of letting a nation which required subsidising for centuries join their perfect little clique).

You won't be able to blame the bastard English for your problems any more, and if the worst happens we won't have to bail you out. I will laugh like a drain when wee Jimmie Krankie has to go cap in hand to the ECB because they've run out of porridge.

It's a win-win for us, maybe we can even ban haggis. :puke:

<Meatloaf> You took the words right out of my mouth </Meatloaf>

I think the intelligent Scots will realise even the EU won't continue to subsidise it.

You are wrong though, Haggis is lovely.

MrMarkyMark
8th February 2017, 10:41
Splendid. Should solve a whole raft of problems, assuming the EU let you join (which isn't a foregone conclusion, they'll be a bit wary of letting a nation which required subsidising for centuries join their perfect little clique).

You won't be able to blame the bastard English for your problems any more, and if the worst happens we won't have to bail you out. I will laugh like a drain when wee Jimmie Krankie has to go cap in hand to the ECB because they've run out of porridge.

It's a win-win for us, maybe we can even ban haggis. :puke:


Don't forget about all that lovely oil :eek:


Oh.....

Hang....

On

:D

The_Equalizer
8th February 2017, 10:42
Thought the Scots were supposed to be canny. Then again that probably doesn't include expats who have no real connection anymore.

The_Equalizer
8th February 2017, 10:45
Don't forget about all that lovely oil :eek:


Oh.....

Hang....

On

:D

Indeed. And so it begins:

Shell begins huge task of decommissioning Brent oil rigs - The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/06/shell-decommissioning-brent-oil-rigs)

jamesbrown
8th February 2017, 10:46
What's the margin of error in this poll? Three points, perhaps? :laugh

Mordac
8th February 2017, 11:05
<Meatloaf> You took the words right out of my mouth </Meatloaf>

I think the intelligent Scots will realise even the EU won't continue to subsidise it.

You are wrong though, Haggis is lovely.

Oxymoron?

(You'll probably still be able to get smuggled haggis, fear not. )

Chuck
8th February 2017, 11:51
But last year's Britain-wide vote to leave the EU changed the landscape.

It was a UK-wide poll. If they can't get that simple fact correct...

MrMarkyMark
8th February 2017, 11:56
Anyway lets not forget the real reason, scooter does not GAS about Scottish independence, or the eventual fate of Scotland.

All he is worried about is his cushty little life in Germany and the continuation of that.

Very simple really :laugh