People can disagree without falling out can't they?
These issues need discussing, they're a bit important aren't they
Exactly what I thought BBH! It would be such a shame to close this interesting thread! Surely we can disagree without carrying it over onto other threads.......We are adults after all......at least most of us are!
It seems some people can't disagree without falling out, but this issue has such huge implications not only for Scotland but for the whole of the UK that it merits serious discussion, even if folk do get a bit heated at times - and let's face it, at least passion shows that we care, and care very much.
That's 72% that don't
28% feel that way. Hardly a majority.
I was really having a bit of a dig at MT here.
It is undeniable though that there are some English people who resent the fact that 'their' money is subsidising Scotland whilst apparently over-looking the fact these pro rata subsidies are also paid to Wales and N Ireland, together with the fact that England itself gets the lion's share of this public funding, which again is divided into regions on a pro rata basis. Also if recent polls are to be believed, then only 33% of Scots are in favour of independence - and that's hardly a majority either!
However it occurs to me that these blinkered individuals, who would probably vote Yes were England to have a say in the matter, should have a long hard think about the impact independence would have on the rest of the UK before so glibly wishing to say goodbye to Scotland.
I'd like to discuss them, even though I'm an outsider. There are things that I can't find that remain unanswered.
I'm trying to find out about students for a start. It was something both my student son and I were actually discussing tonight at home.
Bev I think you've raised more questions than anyone else has done on here. You've certainly had me hunting for answers on more than one occasion!
As for myself, I want to know how the State Pension would work in an independent Scotland. Would we get the same as we get now, or would we be better off? As far as I know nothing has been said on this matter, but given that a good proportion of the electorate are pensioners, I think it's time we were given an idea of what the plans are for this.