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Is Team GB's performance a blow against Scottish indepe... - 13/8/2012 12:29:58 PM   
Fluke Skywalker


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Considering the fantastic performance of Team GB and how the UK celebrated our Olympic achievements as one, has this all made Alex Salmond's job a lot harder?
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RE: Is Team GB's performance a blow against Scottish in... - 13/8/2012 12:40:30 PM   
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I really do hope so. Although he will have a chance to stoke Scottish pride in the build up to Glasgow 's 2014 commonwealth games, I'm sure he will milk that for all it is worth.

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RE: Is Team GB's performance a blow against Scottish in... - 13/8/2012 1:03:59 PM   
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If people are willing to have their vote swayed on the basis of the achievements or otherwise of a group of sportsmen then I don't think they're ready for independence.

Had there been a victorious British Lions tour would the same questions be asked?

For me the independence referendum is about how best to govern Scotland. The form of that government doesn't affect any cultural affinity I have with others from these islands. I'd still want the Lions to win. Also, and not for nothing, a senior member of the IOC has said that even if Scots vote for independence the IOC will not accept a Scottish Team in Rio. So there'll be a Team GB for 1 more Olympics at least.

Has the Olympics allowed the expression of a dormant "Britishness" in Scotland, or in those Scots not already avowedly Unionist? I dunno. Not paying much attention. I've seen very little Team GB kit or Union flags round my way. Has there been kindled or re-awakened a "national" British pride of enough strength to determine the votes of Scots? Hope not. Be a bit sad if that was how a nation decided to be governed. A bit like the opposite of the "Freeeeeeeedom" drivel.

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RE: Is Team GB's performance a blow against Scottish in... - 13/8/2012 1:05:45 PM   
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Multiple windows open post fail.... sorry,

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RE: Is Team GB's performance a blow against Scottish in... - 13/8/2012 9:41:30 PM   
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I certainly hope so. Since Salmond seemingly has no intention of fighting this on substantive issues and only cares about shallow emotive ones, he's been unsurprisingly quiet. He'll be an even unhappier bunny when Chris Hoy is bussed around Edinburgh carrying Saltire and Union flag, happily co-existing.

Why else try to hold the vote so close to the Commonwealth? I'll have to pray we flop for that one.




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