“People who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
Recount demands in Scotland on several movements have exceeded 100,000 signatures. Even on Change.ORG petitions are popping up for a recount. I seriously doubt the EU or Westminster would ever allow that to happen.
My OPINION, I was very much in favor if Scottish Independence for it would have shaken up Europe and led to political reforms in Westminster. That is a good thing. Now I fear they will not change direction and we will see government step on the accelerator and we will merely crash into the wall ahead harder than before.
This was my home in London. It has remained as the ONLY city I could live in. I spent much of my life in London and even saw Brave Heart in London when it came out. I believe Britain should step back away from EU. I did my part in helping to keep it out of the Euro. I also wish that Britain was more independent from the politics of the USA. I think Washington needs a slap in the face rather than just a yes friend asking how high should I jump sir?
I would live in London any day before New York or LA. I will forever remain attached to London. This was my office in Piccadilly Circus where I had the second floor. It was always my favorite office.
In terms of age, the 16-35 year-olds were divided, yet there was a pro union majority for the over 65 group counting on pensions.
- 16 and 17-year-olds voting 71% yes.
- 18-24-year-olds voted 52 to 48 against independence.
- 25-34-year-olds voted for Independence.
- 65s+ voted 73% to 27% to stay in the Union.
The results show that the No campaign won among men and women. Unsurprisingly, 95% of Conservative voters backed the Union. It is surprising that the religious card is being thrown around Social Media in heated debates when church attendance is a near record lows. Many people have drifted away from religion yet still define themselves as Protestant or Catholic. It seems that this is like the USA saying Russia is an enemy when the original issue was they were communists. It appears as though – once enemies – always enemies – even when views change and religion is not actively practiced by many these days yet it still seems to define people into groups.
This is illustrating the great disparity between generations. Not that they are hostile within the same household, but as groups – most definitely and this will only get worse as the economy turns down.
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Yes the International Precious Metals Report everyone has been waiting for will be going out Monday-Wednesday next week.
At the Berlin Conference we also stated that we would see the USA split as well along political-economic and religious grounds. Reuters has now published the result of polls asking should your state separate from the United States. Here are the results. On average, one in four (25%) of Americans feel they should separate from Washington, DC. We will see the same trend of separation emerge after the 2016 Presidential Election. Civil unrest is coming to America sooner than you think. This will ignite old feelings of discontent as well which are both religious and race in America.
The Scottish Vote really cannot be believed and it appears more-likely-than-not to have been rigged with at least EU influence. In Brussels, they are celebrating no doubt with drinks on the EU Commission after the great Scottish “NO” vote. The EU had “not even a plan A”, how to deal with an independent Scotland, Parliament President Martin Schulz told the press. Barroso, Van Rompuy, Rasmussen are reported as being very pleased with their victory in defeating Scottish Independence.
It appears that Scotland was presenting a risk to the entire European continent that there was just no way they could allow a “YES” vote to take place. This raised the stakes way too high for the EU not to be involved behind the scenes. As we reported, this was an uprising of the youth and now others are starting to confirm that was the driving force.
After all, Ephialtes of Trachis (Greek: Ἐφιάλτης, Ephialtēs; although Herodotus spelled it as Ἐπιάλτης, Epialtes) was the son of Eurydemus (Greek: Ευρυδήμος) of Malis. He betrayed his homeland to Xerxes the Persian King for money.He showed the Persian forces a path around the allied Greek position at the pass of Thermopylae, enabling them to win the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. There was Judas and Christ and let us not forget the English supporters during the American Revolution whose assets would be confiscated for selling out their countrymen.
Now there are riots in Glasgow as unionists have been chasing down Scottish Independent Supporters and beating them. This is by no means ending nice. We will see hatred and resentment continue. Some are saying this is quickly devolving into the feud between the Catholics and Protestants – the age-old religious battle that led to the English Civil War and the beheading of King Charles I because he was Catholic as starters.
The English Civil War was centered on religion. Those feelings remain in Britain and have never died. At parties when the guard was down, comments would still be made against Catholics at parties I would attend after a few drinks in London. So what we have seen in Ireland is at the core of everything still in Britain. This separatist movement, that was really the youth wanting a revolution, is rapidly igniting the old religious battle not in the newspapers but behind the press it is increasingly being said that the Catholics were YES and the Protestants were NO. And you thought religion was only the issue in the Middle East. Welcome to really behind the curtain of civilization. Social media are filled with religious arguments.
The saying the king is dead, long live the king is a reflection how nothing changes. When the Puritans beheaded the king and pretended to be against monarchy, Oliver Cromwell did not take the title of “king” but still styled himself as king. The coins of Charles I wore a laurel wreath as did those of Cromwell – the man who would be king without calling himself king.
Napoleon crowned himself symbolizing he would not bow to some priest. It was Napoleon who confiscated the property of the Catholic Church and imprisoned the Pope.Religion has always been a key issue in Britain.