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Why I don’t know how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum – Toronto Star

The Independent
Why I don’t know how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum
Toronto Star
So when I moved to Scotland four years ago, I was comfortable with the independence movement.

Source: www.thestar.com

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  1. Previous comment was directed to Tern 🙂

    • Tern notices, as readers notice too, that you are not refuting the content of anything I wrote. If it’s a distortion, itemise how.

      I have to correct the date of the phone-in, Aug 29. But how clearer can you get than Salmond himself on the radio twice avoiding saying unrefusability? It is a fact sourced from your side.

  2. I spy with my little eye something beginning with D.I.P.

    [Drug Induced Paranoia]

    Puh-lease. Obsess much? Can’t hold down a job? No friends? Why not have a crazy online outburst for the world to see. A problem shared and all that 🙂

    Note: it’s a vote for independence, not for the SNP.

  3. Will Mcewan says:

    What utter rubbish based on a complete distortion.

  4. Commenting on the article site iself is now closed -before we can tell him he’s wrong to call yes pro-immigration. “Civic nationalism” is a line that the whole cause only matters for the folks who chance to already live here, it has a very narrow citizenship policy applying several prejudices at once,. preexisting British descent (incredibly for nationalism) as well as preexisting residence or birth. because of the racist situation in Britain the No side has disastrously persisted in not focussing on, not making voters aware of, the most enormous moral shocker in Yes’s plans – I have a parliamentary petition to the EU in place against accepting a new state’s mandate as valid and fair if voters were unaware that it plans, against ECHR article 8 on family life, to make inheritance of citizenship from a parent refusable and not a fixed entitlement. As recently as Jul 29 Salmond himself on the phone-in would not say to be that this elementary humanitarian form of citizenship will be unrefusable.

    That means they want a power to reject Scots from Scotland – the Scots who were born in exile to expat parents and who are not reisdent here on indy day – a new clearances that would scar our history, and to divide families by it, cutting off families from each other into different countries preventing them coming together to support each other against poverty or in medical need. Jim Sillars and the Radical Indy Trots even propose to filter for skills for this form of citizenship, so that Scottish children of exile who do not have high value skills because by no fault of their own they suffered from bad education systems or institutional child abuse will be punished further, for being victims, by their own country rejecting them. Sillars actually told a Yes audience “We must not be afraid of this”. He also told George Galloway his exile-born son might not get citizenship.

    Also they have threatened to take residency away from the EU citizens who already live here, throwing them out of the country, if we get trouble rejoining the EU. Also, Yes street campaingers are now giving out, as a source of answers, the Wee Blue Book written by famously English-based blog Wings Over Scotland, and on p61, on negotiations post as Yes vote, if we can’t join the EU it says this will happen:
    “it would cause bureaucratic chaos the likes of which has never been seen on these islands, as 400 000 English, Welsh, and Northern Irish people suddenly lost the automatic right to live in Scotland and a similar number of Scots risked expulsion from the rest of the UK. It is barely an exaggeration to say that the whole of Britain would grind to a halt. People wouldn’t know who they could do business with and who might be deported the next day.”

    THIS IS A THREAT TO CARRY OUT A MASS DEPORTATION! A RACIST ATROCITY! IT IS IN THE CASE YES ACTIVISTS ARE NOW MAKING TO THE PUBLIC IN THE STREET! THERE IS NO THREAT ON THE BRITISH SIDE TO THROW ANYONE OUT, THIS COMES ENTIRELY FROM THE YES SIDE. DO WHAT WE WANT OR WE THREATEN TO OVERTURN THE LIVES AND TAKE AWAY THE LIVELIHOODS OF, AND DEPORT, THEY ACTUALLY SAY THEMSELVES DEPORT, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE! WHO AT PRESENT LIVE PEACEFULLY IN A UNITED COUNTRY! And remember these so-called English Welsh and Northern Irish people being deported may include Scots too, under the citizenship plan described above. It would be unforgivable to let Yes win without exposing the above, so let’s see if anyone with a national voice does.

    So this referendum is a humanitarian emergency, the status is challengeable of voting on racist plans like these against international humanitarian principles, and the state of voter unawareness of them.

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