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    Tens of thousands march for independence in Scottish capital

    Tens of thousands of Scottish independence supporters marched in Edinburgh on Saturday, as calls grow for a fresh vote on Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom with Brexit scheduled for within weeks.The demonstrators, many carrying Scottish flags, some wearings kilts and a few playing musical instruments -- including bagpipes -- set off from Holyrood Park in the heart of the Scottish capital.
    Some chanted "What do we want? Independence" as the throng of people made its way up the city's famous Royal Mile.
    "Scotland is second class in this union," said Peter Johnston, 22, one of the organisers of the march.
    "As an independent nation it will be world leading in many ways. In the United Kingdom we don't reach our full potential."
    Among those present was lawyer and Scottish Nationalist (SNP) lawmaker Joanna Cherry, who was behind one of the successful legal challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament.
    She was also one of the main backers of a law passed last month forcing Johnson to ask the European Union for more time to avoid crashing out of the EU without a deal.
    "I'm sick of the Tory rule," said attendee Donna Barkley, 47, a bus driver. "I'm sick of being told what to do... We need independence today."
    The group organising Saturday's march, All Under One Banner, claimed more than 200,000 people turned out for the rally -- far exceeding their predictions.


    Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55 percent.
    But nationalists argue that the 2016 British referendum in favour of Brexit means another independence referendum is necessary -- because Scotland voted by 62 percent to stay in the European Union.

    Nationalists also argue that some people voted against independence thinking it would guarantee their place inside the EU.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/thousands-mar...160923027.html


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    Independence from Britain, but driven by a desire to stay in the E.U.

    What a waste.
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    This is getting silly.
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    It started silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody's_hero View Post
    Independence from Britain, but driven by a desire to stay in the E.U.

    What a waste.
    Quite ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody's_hero View Post
    Independence from Britain, but driven by a desire to stay in the E.U.

    What a waste.
    Guess this demonstrates that E.U. rules and regulations are better (by their interpretation) than British rules and regulations. Guess they align more closely to those? But if this helps push Brexit through than all the better. That, imo will set the ground work for other to follow if they wish to eventually do the same. Perhaps Scotland will follow Britain's lead out of the E.U.. They may not have the political clout to go alone entirely yet.
    Last edited by Pauls' Revere; 10-06-2019 at 10:03 AM.
    Where is John Galt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody's_hero View Post
    Independence from Britain, but driven by a desire to stay in the E.U.

    What a waste.
    They are idiots.

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    On 1 May 1707, the united Kingdom of Great Britain came into being, the result of Acts of Union being passed by the parliaments of England and Scotland to ratify the 1706 Treaty of Union and so unite the two kingdoms.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom

    http://www.historyofparliamentonline...-union-1706-08
    Last edited by Pauls' Revere; 10-06-2019 at 04:04 PM.
    Where is John Galt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody's_hero View Post
    Independence from Britain, but driven by a desire to stay in the E.U.

    What a waste.
    Yeah the Scottish Nationalists (SNP) argument doesn't make sense. They want independence but also want EU membership which means they have to give up sovereignty over trade and other areas.



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