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    Default Trouble at SNP as two MSPs resign; Salmon's majority slashed to 1

    BBC News - MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart quit SNP over Nato policy

    Two SNP MSPs have resigned over SNP's policy of staying in nato WERE Scotland to go independent AND SNP were to form a government.

    A wierd thing to resign over, given that its a hypothetical government in a hypothetical independent state.

    The beleagured Alex Salmon has a majority of only one now.

    Comment: More trouble at SNP mill?

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    The SNP is fine as long as they only discuss achieving Independence. The poop hits the fan when they discuss the actuality of Independence. Much the same as the Unification issue for Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    The SNP is fine as long as they only discuss achieving Independence. The poop hits the fan when they discuss the actuality of Independence. Much the same as the Unification issue for Ireland.
    It isn't the same situation. A Dublin administration already exists. Thus people in the North know what Dublin is like and hence what a new Irish state would be like (basically its going to be the present Dublin administration with the North added on in one way or other) HOWEVER people find it harder to conceive what an independent Scotland would be like.

    Don't think an independent Scotland would be good for the left or for workers rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    ...basically its going to be the present Dublin administration with the North added on in one way or other...
    How appealing for them...
    "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

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    First "pole" - now "Salmon".
    Real News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    The SNP is fine as long as they only discuss achieving Independence. The poop hits the fan when they discuss the actuality of Independence. Much the same as the Unification issue for Ireland.
    True to an extent, rather like SF a while back.

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    Whats your problem with the SNP and Plaid Factual?

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    Factual if you don't start spell checking your titles they're going to get zooed from now on.
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    It isn't the same situation. A Dublin administration already exists. Thus people in the North know what Dublin is like and hence what a new Irish state would be like (basically its going to be the present Dublin administration with the North added on in one way or other) HOWEVER people find it harder to conceive what an independent Scotland would be like.
    Wishful thinking

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    It is right that the SNP numbskulls have ditched their anti-NATO policy and are saying that, in the extremely unlikely event that Scotland were to become independent, it would be a part of NATO.

    They have finally woken up and realised that it is NATO which has kept the peace in Europe for the last 60 years and being a part of NATO would be good for Scotland's security.

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