Below are some of the comments appearing on the BBC News Website since Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement of wanting to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum. Why would any of us want to vote YES in the face of all of this love.
4436. Posted by U16641066
If the Scots decide to remain loyal to the union, great.
If not, let’s give them the independence from hell with a complete embargo and only able to access outside world via air and sea (and not allowed in our territorial waters or airspace). To include strict road tourism ban.
Back to the Stone Age for Scotland – let’s face it, with Irn Bru and deep fried mars bars, it’s not much of a stretch.
4426. Posted by thehartfactor
Artur Mas just sentenced to 2 years in jail for illegal referendum on independence for Catalonia! Can we guarantee the same for Nicola Sturgeon? We can only hope and pray!
4417. Posted by Jez a chill looking for a spine to crawl up
A tinpot dictator fuelled on bigotry and hate!
4401. Posted by Owain
Horrible fanatical extremist causing more problems.
4398. Posted by ray blake
I am fast approaching my 78th year and for as long as I can remember there has been a vociferous minority north of Hadrian’s Wall who have expressed a dislike of the English and little Nicola is another in a long line of English Bashers
I have no wish to see the dissolution of the Union, however I am sick of the whingeing of the allegedly poor Scots and frankly if they want to go so be it.
4392. Posted by Random Guy
Let them have the referendum.
No currency tie in.
No golden goodbye.
No referendums later down the line to region UK.
4390. Posted by Mr Lover Lover
If Scotland wants to leave, let them leave. They can build and fund their own schools, army, prisons, hospitals and economy. Or do they expect to hang onto that? If you leave don’t expect the number 999 to still work for you, it’s your country now. Build it.
4389. Posted by blagshaw
I think I can honestly say as an Englishman in the south east that none of us give two hoots what the scots decide to do.
We’d prefer they went, of course we do but if they don’t we won’t lose any sleep.
I’m sure we’d find another source of shortbread and tramps if they did go and no longer sending billions of pounds there every year would be a boon too.
4387. Posted by andydennis
I’m English but really want Scotland to be independent. I’m sick to the eye teeth of hearing about them being the poor neighbour bullied by the nasty English. They can stop being ruled from London and can be ruled from Brussels instead. Paint your faces , cry braveheart and get on with it.
4381. Posted by baldeagle4travel
So, You Jocks want to break away do you? Go for it. You would find that you won’t be in the Eu, you won’t be in the UK, and you wont have a currency worth a light to trade off your debts. Still you did say yopu wanted INDEPENDENCE AND it will still be very dark and very cold come winter…Great idea! We have already sent for Trumps plan to build our wall to keep you lot OUT!!
4370. Posted by Dark Knight 68
If Scotland Leave – we should demand their £10 billion per annum subsidy is given straight to the UK NHS and Social care.
Not ifs no buts-Its a net figure.
Add that to a reduction in Foreign aid and cease the £11 bn net to the EU and all of a sudden even the tory’s could run the UK economy.
We are £1.6 Trillion debt +£60 bn deficit.
I still want Scotland to stay but they need to lose the SNP.
4346. Posted by Peter Charles
The Scots benefit hugely from being part of the UK and if they vote for independence they will be alone, out of the EU. UK and NATO with no global voice. The Scots benefit hugely from being part of the UK, alone they will be a little nation with no status.