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    Default If Scotland secedes...

    ...should Northern Ireland go with it?

    Both sides can claim a greater historical and cultural affinity with Scotland than with England or Wales. NI would have 1/4 the population of the new state, as opposed to its tininess in the current UK.

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    I like to think so but the unionist would probably start digging deeper trenches.If scotland prospered it would put more pressure on NI to grow up and stand on its own feet and it would give the english another excuse to erase that troublesome place froms its responsibility.

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    Default Re: If Scotland secedes...

    Quote Originally Posted by florin
    ...should Northern Ireland go with it?

    Both sides can claim a greater historical and cultural affinity with Scotland than with England or Wales. NI would have 1/4 the population of the new state, as opposed to its tininess in the current UK.
    What makes you think the Scotch would want that dump aka black hole in their midst?
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    Default Re: If Scotland secedes...

    Quote Originally Posted by LTGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by florin
    ...should Northern Ireland go with it?

    Both sides can claim a greater historical and cultural affinity with Scotland than with England or Wales. NI would have 1/4 the population of the new state, as opposed to its tininess in the current UK.
    What makes you think the Scotch would want that dump aka black hole in their midst?
    Scotch is a drink. You mean Scots.
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    Default Re: If Scotland secedes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu
    Quote Originally Posted by LTGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by florin
    ...should Northern Ireland go with it?

    Both sides can claim a greater historical and cultural affinity with Scotland than with England or Wales. NI would have 1/4 the population of the new state, as opposed to its tininess in the current UK.
    What makes you think the Scotch would want that dump aka black hole in their midst?
    Scotch is a drink. You mean Scots.
    Scotch is also an adjective, thus by employing the article ("the Scotch") you can substantivize it. The Scotch = the Scots
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    Default Re: If Scotland secedes...

    He's been reading Centurian's posts.

    That muppet keeps doing it.

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    Default Re: If Scotland secedes...

    Quote Originally Posted by florin
    ...should Northern Ireland go with it?

    Both sides can claim a greater historical and cultural affinity with Scotland than with England or Wales. NI would have 1/4 the population of the new state, as opposed to its tininess in the current UK.
    No.

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    There might be some desire for a NI-Scottish Union among some sections of the Protestant
    community,but I doubt any independent Scottish government would want to take on the
    financial headache of running NI.

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    Well it would probably put the Exchequer in the black permanently.
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    Default Re: If Scotland secedes...

    this thread really puts the the yarn through the eye of the needle.

    Wasn't that the idea all along? Divide and Conquer.

    Only thing enthusiastic Irish people might miss is, that the Scottish and any of those of Ulster who played with them, would spawn, rear and raise a better Celtic Tiger than the Dublin government ever dreamed of. They already have the best celtic branding. Put it this way - I can find 25 Irish pubs in walking distance of my home, but the moment I say "celtic" or "whisk*y" people say Scottish.

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