Church leader backs independence

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  1. The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has given his backing to independence north of the Border.

    More here

    Politics & Religion, a dangerous combination!"
  2. Vote SNP !!

    Get rid of these Third World hangers ons ! ;-)
  3. I can't see it happening. Independence for Scotland would be a disaster. It would lead to massive cuts in welfare and other public expenditure if Scotland had to live without English funding. The economy would go in to meltdown while an effectively communist government argued about what shade of blue the new flag should be.

    People north of the border may whine about independence but actually ticking the box in a referendum would be like turkeys voting for Christmas.
  4. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Independence is a bad idea not just from an economic point of view, but political too. The UK would cease to exist - of what importance would (what is currently) Britain be in the world then?
  5. And the bad points would be?
  6. For a start, a massive influx of refugees. Blairs policy of purging the UK's stocks of landmines means that the border could not be effectively controlled.

    Being unable to speak our language, they'd have no hope of getting jobs to support themselves. Towns as far south as Liverpool would be awash with destitute Jocks clad in shell suits and sprinting between job centres seeking disability living allowance.

    England's existing strategic stockpiles of Carlsberg special brew, fried food and heroin would be rapidly exhausted by this 'Tartan army'. We could even be faced with Tommy Sheridan and his Scottish Socialist Party mates buying up all the memberships for swingers clubs (allegedly - don't sue us Tommy).
  7. ROFLberries and LMAO! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Roll on Scottish independence. Remember, Jocks, don't let the door hit your arrse on your way out of the UK!
  8. Sixty

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    A bit harsh. We don't view the English as 'third world' just hangers on.
  9. My ball, crystal, gazing rather suggests the converse. Glug, glug, glug!
  10. Unless of course the Gulf Stream slows down or stops, in which case the reverse will become true, especially with rising energy costs and the transport problems the severe Winters would result in.
  11. We won't, but can you f*ckers stand out of the way and let us through first.
  12. By god Mangonel, you're right.

    There's only one possible solution. The weapons are already in place. We must destroy Scotland in a surprise nuclear attack.

    If Tony presses the button at around 10am on the day the giros are delivered, they should all be too p1ssed to defend themselved. By the time the melting ice caps start making our gardens too soggy to play croquet, the radioactive fallout should be down to manageable levels.

    With any luck the bodies of the dead will have been disposed of by the few remaining survivors - probably by coating them in batter and deep frying them first. All that would be left for us to do is recycle massive pile of empty bottles of Buckfast tonic wine.

    Total unilateral nuclear disarmarment would keep the SNP happy too. Some may argue that nuking Scotland would be appeasement of the ban the bomb brigade but I say that it could be a real act of humanity.

    After all, if Scotland was a horse, you'd have no hesitation in nuking it, would you?
  13. Ah, Ancient_Mariner, if it were only so easy?

    The fact is, however, that Holyrood would never stand for it. They would immediately pass a raft of legislation banning dying from such diverse maladies as total body disintigration, plutonium poisoning and Buckfast excess. Wee Jack (El Presidente for Life) would simply scrawl his signature, and it would be so.

    That is how it works at these latitudes.

    By such a simple expedient, your plan, I'm afraid, would come to nought.
  14. George Galloway for President of Scotland...

    That'll put the kybosh on devolution...