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    If the SNP are so keen on independence being offered via a referendum to Scotland, are they equally in favour of independence being offered to the Orkney and Shetland Islands? If offerrend independence opinion polls suggest that these voters would choose to disconnect themselves from Scotland along with all the oil revenue that would fall within their territorial waters. Somehow I think Salmond would somehow rediscover his colonial aspirations to include Shetlands and Orkney within his Scottish colonial grasp.

    Shetland asks if independence vote is chance to break away from Scotland | UK news | The Observer
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    Pity North dublin did not ask for independence around 1980.....CJH and Da Bert could have their ownly little empire, complete with hoorism and rampant vote buying, and thereby cutting themselves off from the rest of us.

    And yes, Sturgeon is shown up to be a dunce in that clip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanner Island View Post

    On her own however, Scotland would be in deep sh!t if she had to fully fund RBS...

    oh yeah

    Key facts as at 30 June 2012
    Strong balance sheet metrics

    Customer deposits £435bn
    Group loan to deposit ratio: 104% (92% in Core divisions)
    Liquidity portfolio: £156bn
    Group Core tier 1 capital ratio: 11.1%
    Total funded assets £929bn.
    Key facts about RBS
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Wow great, RBS spin machine says RBS is in great shape, theres a surprise. How about looking around from a source other than RBS on how great a state RBS is in?
    I've only googled for 2 seconds to get the following link so theres probably better links out there than this article from 5 months ago..

    BBC News - RBS confirms £163bn emergency loan repayment

    RBS is still a hugely long way from being in a position where taxpayers could realistically hope to avoid a massive loss on the £45.5bn of equity capital they injected into RBS during the crisis”
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewexfordinn View Post
    wow great, rbs spin machine says rbs is in great shape, theres a surprise. How about looking around from a source other than rbs on how great a state rbs is in?
    I've only googled for 2 seconds to get the following link so theres probably better links out there than this article from 5 months ago..

    bbc news - rbs confirms £163bn emergency loan repayment
    r.b.s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex celt View Post
    Independence for Scotland is a non-runner and the SNP now knows it.
    It is interesting that the SNP never thought to link up with Jarry and the rest of the IRA/SF gang bearing in mind that both parties are running independence campaigns on these islands.Clearly,like the rest of the civilized world,the SNP is repelled by the IRA/SF toxicity.Only on both parts of this island do people doff their hats to IRA/SF in the hope that they will not resume the murder campaign etc.Says a lot about us.
    Wouldnt it be nice for once to have an informed debate on Scottish Independence/the SNP without someone feeling the need to link it to the North? Whilst Scottish Independence could potentially have some impact on Northern Unionist mindsets, the same could not be said that Irish Independence would have any bearing on Scotland's bid for self governance. It is therefore irrelevent to talk about the SNP linking up with Sinn Fein. If you want to have a swipe at the Shinners at least do it on a Sinn Fein thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    r.b.s.
    The courts of Nevada yesterday added another 26 million pounds worth of RBS B.S. to the losses inflicted on its taxpayer owners.

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £26million in the US for selling thousands of toxic home loans which helped trigger the global financial crisis.
    The news comes as a blow for taxpayers who already face a spiralling bill for the past sins of RBS under disgraced former boss Fred Goodwin.
    Royal Bank of Scotland fined £26m by Nevada over toxic home loans which helped trigger global financial crisis | This is Money
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWexfordInn View Post
    Wow great, RBS spin machine says RBS is in great shape, theres a surprise. How about looking around from a source other than RBS on how great a state RBS is in?
    I've only googled for 2 seconds to get the following link so theres probably better links out there than this article from 5 months ago..

    BBC News - RBS confirms £163bn emergency loan repayment
    I was not implying that RBS is in great shape.

    I was signifying the massive risk the bank is to an Independent Scotland, agreeing with the previous poster, judged by the enormous size of their balance sheet.

    It is Anglo times 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    I was not implying that RBS is in great shape.

    I was signifying the massive risk the bank is to an Independent Scotland, agreeing with the previous poster, judged by the enormous size of their balance sheet.

    It is Anglo times 10
    Oops sorry, thought you were a RBS cheerleader, kind of like a 2008 vintage Alex Salmond..

    In 2008, Alex Salmond hailed RBS as the pride of the "Celtic Lion" economy
    Wheras now I reckon you are probably as cynical about RBS as a 2012 vintage Alex Salmond

    Salmond rules out sharing exposure to RBS
    Salmond is here attempting to distance Scotland from RBS on the basis that its troubles can be blamed on light touch regulation imposed by London. However an interesting quote from that same article is that in 2007 Salmond professed his own enthusiasm for light touch regulation..

    In 2007 he also promised “a light-touch regulation suitable to a Scottish financial sector”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWexfordInn View Post
    However an interesting quote from that same article is that in 2007 Salmond professed his own enthusiasm for light touch regulation..
    An EFSC would put the scares on our lot.

    Imagine if Scotland wanted to become the "best small country to do business in"

    they might not even tear up the existing train lines when they get independence
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