Lord’s ‘no’ to Scotland

Lord’s ‘no’ to Scotland

Lord’s ‘no’ to Scotland

First published in News

A SUSSEX lord has headed north to fight for the retention of the union.

Steve Bassam spent yesterday morning campaigning for the ‘no’ vote with Labour MP for Edinburgh East Sheila Gilmore in the lead up to the Scottish independence referendum on September 18.

Lord Bassam of Brighton said on his Twitter page that he enjoyed terrific doorstep debates with residents.

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8:02am Wed 20 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

It's a shame that the whole of the UK aren't being asked their views on Scottish bring a independent state.

I recall Alex Sammond saying that Scotland was a bit like England having a 'neighbour from hell'. IMHO we would be better off without them!

In the South of England we are so much closer to France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark then we are to Scotland and perhaps we should encourage more closer relationships with our Continental cousins?
It's a shame that the whole of the UK aren't being asked their views on Scottish bring a independent state. I recall Alex Sammond saying that Scotland was a bit like England having a 'neighbour from hell'. IMHO we would be better off without them! In the South of England we are so much closer to France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark then we are to Scotland and perhaps we should encourage more closer relationships with our Continental cousins? G Wiley
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10:27am Wed 20 Aug 14

greeg3 says...

G Wiley wrote:
It's a shame that the whole of the UK aren't being asked their views on Scottish bring a independent state.

I recall Alex Sammond saying that Scotland was a bit like England having a 'neighbour from hell'. IMHO we would be better off without them!

In the South of England we are so much closer to France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark then we are to Scotland and perhaps we should encourage more closer relationships with our Continental cousins?
I think you'll find you're just as close to the border with Scotland as you are to the German border.So maybe you ,"should encourage more closer relationships" with the Germans.
[quote][p][bold]G Wiley[/bold] wrote: It's a shame that the whole of the UK aren't being asked their views on Scottish bring a independent state. I recall Alex Sammond saying that Scotland was a bit like England having a 'neighbour from hell'. IMHO we would be better off without them! In the South of England we are so much closer to France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark then we are to Scotland and perhaps we should encourage more closer relationships with our Continental cousins?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find you're just as close to the border with Scotland as you are to the German border.So maybe you ,"should encourage more closer relationships" with the Germans. greeg3
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1:12pm Wed 20 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

G Wiley wrote:
It's a shame that the whole of the UK aren't being asked their views on Scottish bring a independent state.

I recall Alex Sammond saying that Scotland was a bit like England having a 'neighbour from hell'. IMHO we would be better off without them!

In the South of England we are so much closer to France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark then we are to Scotland and perhaps we should encourage more closer relationships with our Continental cousins?
You mean like we have via the EU, in which our 'cousins' pass laws over which we have no say?

No thanks.
[quote][p][bold]G Wiley[/bold] wrote: It's a shame that the whole of the UK aren't being asked their views on Scottish bring a independent state. I recall Alex Sammond saying that Scotland was a bit like England having a 'neighbour from hell'. IMHO we would be better off without them! In the South of England we are so much closer to France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark then we are to Scotland and perhaps we should encourage more closer relationships with our Continental cousins?[/p][/quote]You mean like we have via the EU, in which our 'cousins' pass laws over which we have no say? No thanks. notslimjim
  • Score: -1
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