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    Scotland are to hold a ballot on whether they should become independent from the rest of the UK. This website: http://www.borderagencyscotland.com/?ind2014 shows what a typical citizenship test might look like - would you qualify?

    Ian
    All of the gear, no idea...

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    15/16, not too bad for a half-Irish English heathen.

    Tim

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    • #3
      Tim,

      I did better - I only got 9

      Ian
      All of the gear, no idea...

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      • #4
        6/11. And I don't know **** from shineola about scotland.

        "In 2006 new trams were announced for Edinburgh. Work started on the 13km line in 2008 with the scheduled trams due to enter service in 2011. When did the first tram enter service?"
        "Correct awnser: not yet"
        That was an easy one that anyone familar with any governments work would know.
        Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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        • #5
          9 was it for me.

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          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            Goes to show what I know --- I thought they were independent...

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            • #7
              11, not very good considering my ancestors left Olde Reekie only 150 years ago.

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              • #8
                I was born about as far south as you can get on mainland Britain. When I went to school in Scotland, they called me a sassenach. When I later went to school in England they called me a Jock.

                I feel I earned the right to have a significant say in how these two squabbling countries organise themselves. I feel at home in the cultural warmth of Scotland, while I live in the cultural capital of England. As for the quiz, I feel proud to have no clue about most of the questions.

                I am fervently in favour of the union, if it is defined as freedom of movement and residence around Britain. But the way Salmond has just U-turned on Trident does tend to suggest that even if Scotland did gain independence, the victory would be pretty hollow when it comes to deciding affairs of state. All that would happen is a few areas of government would permit more divergent policies, something that could readily be agreed without independence per se.

                I think we'd all do better trying to woo the Irish to come back into the fold, perhaps with more of a federal organisation, rather than the London-centric government we have now.
                Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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                • #9
                  11/16 and I was born in Alaska and now live in the middle of the USA...

                  John
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                  • #10
                    1/16

                    Which proves they should be independent - then piss off.............
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                    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rohart View Post
                      I think we'd all do better trying to woo the Irish to come back into the fold, perhaps with more of a federal organisation, rather than the London-centric government we have now.
                      Ah, don't bring that up...... Irish do, or should, dislike both "England" and "Scotland"..... It would be better not to bring that into this..... it's far worse than US politics. In the US they haven't really gotten serious about bombings and assassinations yet.

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                      • #12
                        The voting age for the Scottish independence ballot has been lowered to sixteen. I don't know how this might affect the results, but I'd guess it would make independence more likely.
                        Allan Ostling

                        Phoenix, Arizona

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                        • #13
                          All that has to be done is rebuild Harian's wall for the same reason orignally built : "to separate Romans [south] from Barbarians [north]". Oh... and cut the power cables

                          For those of you who are geographically challenged, Sir John is to the south
                          Last edited by lakeside53; 11-05-2012, 11:08 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by aostling View Post
                            The voting age for the Scottish independence ballot has been lowered to sixteen. I don't know how this might affect the results, but I'd guess it would make independence more likely.
                            However if they restricted the vote to single parent families then the vote would be an overwhelming success.
                            .

                            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rohart View Post
                              I was born about as far south as you can get on mainland Britain. When I went to school in Scotland, they called me a sassenach. When I later went to school in England they called me a Jock.

                              I feel I earned the right to have a significant say in how these two squabbling countries organise themselves. I feel at home in the cultural warmth of Scotland, while I live in the cultural capital of England. As for the quiz, I feel proud to have no clue about most of the questions.

                              I am fervently in favour of the union, if it is defined as freedom of movement and residence around Britain. But the way Salmond has just U-turned on Trident does tend to suggest that even if Scotland did gain independence, the victory would be pretty hollow when it comes to deciding affairs of state. All that would happen is a few areas of government would permit more divergent policies, something that could readily be agreed without independence per se.

                              I think we'd all do better trying to woo the Irish to come back into the fold, perhaps with more of a federal organisation, rather than the London-centric government we have now.
                              I think what Salmond really wanted was the two-question vote, which would almost certainly show a lot of support for 'devo-max' which even he probably realises would be much better for everyone than independence - even though he'd never be likely to admit it publicly.

                              Tim

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