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#1    spud the mackem

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:23 PM

Ref Yahoo News, If Scotland becomes independent from the U.K., Shetlanders are to hold a referendum to decide whether they want to stay with Scotland.They say that they have Viking origins and are closer to Norway.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:39 PM

This'll complicate things nicely. Shetland has Sullom Voe, the big oil terminal, doesn't it. Which Mr. Salmon was hoping would provide the backbone of Scotland's economy once they'd got their Freedom. :blush:

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

Ha ha, be careful what you start.

A link would have been nice to back up your claim.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:55 PM

Here's one --> http://www.ibtimes.c...cotland-1441632

Edited by Colonel Rhubarb, 25 March 2014 - 05:56 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:13 AM

i highlight this in a post in another thread, the representatives from the Islands have been to Westminster three times to discuss the possibility of staying within the UK. seeing how the vast majority of the oil fields would fall within their waters and by default the UK's (if they opt to remain) that puts a serious hole in the SNP's plans for public spending. a sector which will receive cuts regardless, but would face even deeper ones if the Shetlands Isles decided to remain part of the UK.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:43 PM

well, well... could this all be a Norwegian plot to become the oil sheiks of the North? :innocent:

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 05:14 PM

I for one support zee Shetlanders. They should be independent :)


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:54 PM

I hear they in desperate need of DEMOCRACY America, perhaps you should go and liberate them too. At least the insegency won't be so bad this time, just a bloke called Huw and a dog called Shep.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

I think they should go for it. I also support the idea.

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