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This is a discussion on Scottish Independence within the Geo-strategic Issues forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by taskforce88 Polls are meaningless but can you show me a poll that shows SNP at over 50%? ...


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Old March 21st, 2017   #136
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Polls are meaningless but can you show me a poll that shows SNP at over 50%?
True depending on how the questions are asked. Also, as recent elections have shown, people may often reverse their choice once in the privacy of a voting booth. Until Scotland has a firm offer to join the EU, nothing should happen until then. The UK may also make an offer to stay. IMHO voting for independence and then joining the EU and having Brussels mandate your newly formed state kind of sucks the big one!
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Looks like that one is on the back burner, the SNP ditched 21 seats and Nicola Sturgeon has admitted that the IndyRef2 push may have driven voters away from the party.

Hilariously, Alex Salmond, the former leader of the SNP lost his seat as well.

Whatever other upheaval we've to deal with in the coming years, Scottish independence is off the table for at least a couple of year, if not for the life of the current parliament.
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For the time being I agree. If the current government collapses in 1-2 years and Labour gets in, any major cuts to the RN will remove an important reason for Scotland to remain in the U.K. Then there is the Brexit negotiations. I can't see the EU wanting another really small member with a questionable economy.
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