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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    How often can those things happened?
    What?

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

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    What?
    Referendums. Is there any legal constraints on this happening ten years from now?

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

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    Referendums. Is there any legal constraints on this happening ten years from now?
    I have no idea since I am not British, but in Quebec it is really based on which political party is in power and the public opinion.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

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    I have no idea since I am not British, but in Quebec it is really based on which political party is in power and the public opinion.
    So as far as Quebec is concerned, there is no statutory limit on how often they can have a referendum every year then?

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    So as far as Quebec is concerned, there is no statutory limit on how often they can have a referendum every year then?
    Technically I think so, but like I said we will not see one any time soon, the Liberals will be in power for probably 8 years or more, the PQ is in shambles, and public opinion is only rising against sovereignty as the supporters are literally dying out.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I think it's a shame the Scottish people didn't decide to ditch their British overlords, but I'm glad to see at least a few changes for the better are being made because of it. Some people just aren't ready to govern themselves.
    I'm not sure just how much of an overlord England is, been to Scotland and I didn't see Redcoats marching in the town squares.

    Scotland has it's own Parliament.

    When my wife and I did the train tour of Scotland I saw a land that looked and acted more like Appalachia than a prosperous nation state, Scotland would be like Maine leaving the Republic- too small a people and economy for true Independence (Scotland is 1/3rd the Land mass but only 1/8th of the population of the UK.) Practically they would still need England to maintain any sort of economy that didn't plunge the nation back into the 1800's without the industrial base of that time.

    I get the feeling it is more like Texas in the feeling of unique but not really wanting to be separate.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I think it's a shame the Scottish people didn't decide to ditch their British overlords, but I'm glad to see at least a few changes for the better are being made because of it. Some people just aren't ready to govern themselves.
    How could they 'ditch' their British overlords, when they themselves are British? Your lack of understanding of the UK is matched only by your hatred of it. But then you're a libertarian. You guys hate everything except Ayn Rand.
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