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    Scotland's 300-year itch

    ON A winter’s day in 1707, this old, stone town saw the Scottish Parliament sign itself and the independence of Scotland out of existence by voting for a treaty of union with England that created Great Britain. Today, 300 years later, polls suggest that Scots who would undo all that seem poised for a significant victory in a restored Scottish Parliament during elections in May.

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    Re: Scotland's 300-year itch

    A higher proportion of English people (about 80%) are in favour of devolution for Scotland, than Scottish people (about 50%).

    Seems as though the union is more popular in Scotland than England!

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    Re: Scotland's 300-year itch

    Being in a Union with England doesn't mean Scotland isn't free.
    Again, it's up to the Scots to decide and no one else.
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    As a Scot myself, I believe that the political Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1707 was entirely legitimate in that the peoples of England and Scotland were already bound by a shared set of beliefs and values (caused by a series of events including the Reformation, the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the Glorious Revolution), and were already theoretically joined as Kingdoms, as over a century earlier - naturally, by blood - the thrones of England and Scotland passed to the same person (and so always would).

    I believe that the British are a nation. A nation with many regional local cultural variations, but a single nation nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil View Post
    Being in a Union with England doesn't mean Scotland isn't free.
    Again, it's up to the Scots to decide and no one else.
    Shouldn't the English have a say in the matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Æmeric View Post
    Shouldn't the English have a say in the matter?
    Yes they should. Especially when the Scottish Nationalists wish to take away oil which belongs to Britain.
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