Skip to comments.Shetland may reconsider its place in Scotland after yes vote, says minister
Posted on 09/18/2014 11:28:21 AM PDT by C19fan
Oil-rich Shetland may consider becoming a self-governing territory like the Isle of Man rather than stay part of an independent Scotland in the event of a yes vote, the Scotland secretary, Alistair Carmichael, has said.
In an interview with the Guardian, Carmichael said if Shetland were to vote strongly against independence but the Scottish national vote was narrowly in favour, then a "conversation about Shetland's position and the options that might be open to it" would begin.
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But what will happen to the wee ponies and doggies?
Perhaps some angry Highlanders will make haggis out of them...
Wow, interesting that could happen. So Scotland may see a key resource rich part of Scotland decide to leave a newly independent Scotland. Wonder if this would upset the applecart, so to speak, as Scotland has been expecting to control the oil fields if they become independent.
Saw this in The Shetland News this morning and had to laugh.
AFAIK Shetland is even more socialist than Scotland. The Vote would try to transform Scotland to a neo-european, socialist welfare state, much as Scandinavia. Shetland would be even more so.
But it would be financed by Shetland oil so Shetland could tell the rest of Scotland to bugger off.
Socialist bickering, so it’s popcorn time in my home.
FWIW From The Shetland News - “Great Is The Truth And It Shall Prevail”
TODAY Shetland and the rest of Scotland decides on the nation’s future. Voting began at 7am and continues until 10pm when the counting will commence.
Shetland News will bring you live updates as the evening progresses towards the final count, which is expected around 1.30am.
5.45pm - Shetland counting officer Jan Riise has said that around 50 per cent of Shetland’s electorate has already cast its vote, almost twice as many as the final turnout in the European elections in May.
Turnout at the 28 polling stations varies from 32 per cent in Unst South, 46 per cent in Lerwick and 57 per cent in Bressay, while 92 percent of postal votes have been returned.
Supposedly if Quebec goes independent the natives who control vast amounts of territory in northern Quebec have threatened their own succession from Quebec.
pinging Scotland the Brave, this is much more interesting sins and I thought you would be interested in it. The law of unintended consequences strikes again...
If the Yes side wins, then every part of Scotland that wants to remain part of the U.K. should be allowed to do so.
Don’t like being part of the U.K. because of some over exaggerated “oppression” you think you are suffering from? Then dont force others to be part of an independent country against their will either.
Look for Russian to invade......
This is the problem with these independence movements. Where do you draw the line? Why is it OK for Scotland but not Shetland? Given that this is Scotland, we probably could break it up into 30 or 40 countries for each clan.
IBPOPRAP (In Before Pictures of Putin Riding a Pony).
It’s interesting that the same Scottish Parliament that pushed and pushed for independence has said that the Hebridies and the Orkney and the Shetland islands don’t need a referendum on their own future.
That’s like if Texas seceded, the southern part would vote to join Mexico.
Yep...it their bailiwick!
>> Thats like if Texas seceded, the southern part would vote to join Mexico.
Works for me!
That’s true but the Scots HATE the English...so it’s prolly gonna happen sooner or later!
Oppression?...London funds their welfare state...which is why I hope they succeed to secede!
“Supposedly if Quebec goes independent the natives who control vast amounts of territory in northern Quebec have threatened their own succession from Quebec.”
Back in ‘95 (the last independence referendum), a number of these First Nations tribes indicated as such.
Quebec and Scotland are much alike in that they depend on a lot of financial assistance from Ottawa and London respectively. They’re culturally alike in that they both like to complain extensively about how they’re being “ignored” by Ottawa and London when in fact, both capital bend over backwards to accomodate them.
When push came to shove, Quebec wouldn’t leave (albeit narrowly) and Scotland won’t leave either. It’s too much fund to complain and demand things and not have to concern themselves about how they’re gonna pay for it.
The final sentence should have read: Its too much FUN to complain and demand things and not have to concern themselves about how theyre gonna pay for it.
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