Discussion in 'Community Polls' started by Dictator Vastare., Sep 18, 2014.
I say yes
No. It really won't have much benefit to them at all.
It's nothing like Braveheart so I'm not really interested
I do apologize for replying late, but even after the election has been held, it never hurts to give my opinion! I have a somewhat split view on Scotland leaving, yet I generally support it staying with the United Kingdom. If Scotland were to secede, it could be disastrous not only to the UK, but to all of Western Europe. Scotland leaving would pretty much disarm the UK, since many military bases and nuclear missile stations are located in Scotland. Though that may please some of the farther left leaning, anti-war Scots, it could put the rest of the UK in serious danger, especially with the threats they are receiving from ISIS. Although, if Scotland had successfully seceded, it would no longer be part of the European Union or NATO, meaning it would have to reapply for both of them, without guarantee of acceptance. On the plus side, it would allow the generally more conservative England to withdraw from the European Union, which many of the English support. Also, the separation would have made sense politically. Scotland is very far left. As a matter of fact, a large amount of British welfare recipients are in Scotland, and the Scots on welfare receive far more than those in the rest of the UK. If they were to split, Scotland would essentially be a socialist country, and England, along with the rest of the UK, would be able to have a much less regulated, free market economy, much like it was in America during the 1980's. Without Scotland, the British Conservative Party would have a super-majority, which would allow Britian's economy to be much stronger, and healthcare would be more efficient because it would no longer be run by the government.
Well, I guess it has its pros and cons, but it doesn't matter anymore. Looks like nothing will change for a while!