Henry 007 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

A question about matters of UK

Do you think that its time for Scotland to leave the UK for getting into

an independent nation?

Would this be a good thing or a bad thing for all British people?

and by the way that Scots says only England and Wales moves

into recession.

Update:

Oh my God but Thank anyway for that, mate

Update 2:

002 wow very well done you, fantastic, it seems to be a whole history of the UK, Where did you get that from? or just your own opinions..

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  • Grant
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Three hundred years to the day after the Scottish parliament signed the Act of Union, the issue of what form the UK state should take is high on the current political agenda.

    Both Labour and the Tories are rattled by the prospect of the Scottish National Party emerging as the largest party in the Holyrood elections later this year. If it is victorious, the SNP is promising a referendum on independence.

    And an independent Scotland would be a disaster for the labour movement in England and Wales. The majority of electorate here in England votes Tory, remember.

    Until the fifties, that was true of Scotland as well. Not any more. In a poll in 2001, 45% of Scots describe themselves as 'to the left of Labour', up from 32% in 1997. It's hardly surprising that, prior to its implosion, the Scottish Socialist Party was able to build a genuine base of working class support.

    In Scotland, there is both a class dimension to the national question and a national dimension to class politics. Workers and youth tend to be the most in favour of independence.

    Pro-independence parties including the SNP, SSP and the Scottish Greens have the firm support of half the electorate, while substantial numbers of Labour and Lib Dem supporters also attracted to the idea.

    Take away the Scottish MPs from Westminster – and there are more of them than the electoral arithmetic strictly justifies - and we in England may be faced with the prospect of never seeing a government to the left of a Tory-Lib Dem coalition, ever again. Not good.

    Gordon Brown has played the Britishness card in several speeches and articles in recent months. He has many reasons to do so.

    In addition to Labour's absolute dependence on Scottish representation, Brown's very Scottishness is seen as detrimental in terms of New Labour's pitch to Middle England.

    2009-02-04 21:28:51 補充:

    Some of his rhetoric is borderline loopy. A few days ago, the chancellor warned of the dangers of ‘a drift towards Balkanisation'. Surely nobody really thinks we could face a re-run of Srebrenice on the streets of Stranraer?

    2009-02-04 21:29:06 補充:

    And following Cameron's flirtation with English nationalism, Brown has also accused the Tories of playing ‘fast and loose’ with the unity of England and Scotland.

    2009-02-04 21:29:14 補充:

    In a move probably partially designed to refute the charges, Thursday will see the entire Tory front bench head north of the border for a shadow cabinet meeting in Edinburgh. Cameron speaks of the need to make a ‘positive case’ for the two nations to stay together.

    2009-02-04 21:30:06 補充:

    Leftwing opinion on the ideal relationship between England and Scotland is divided. Most leftist currents take a de facto left unionist stance, arguing that it vital to preserve the unity of the British working class.

    2009-02-04 21:30:13 補充:

    That strikes me as a cop out, designed to excuse the terminal inability of the English left to raise its game.

    2009-02-04 21:30:23 補充:

    Others, most notably Tom Nairn, argue that the break-up of Britain will decisively weaken the UK state, and maintain that alone is reason enough to positively advocate Scottish independence

    2009-02-04 21:30:42 補充:

    I'm in the latter camp. An independent Scotland has every possibility of emerging as a successful social democracy within a federal Europe, and probably a rather attractive country in which to live.

    2009-02-04 21:30:45 補充:

    Ultimately, Scottish independence is a matter for the Scots themselves. Let the SNP have the referendum. If a majority votes in favour of the split, so be it. It's not for the London-centric left to try to hold them back.

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you think that its time for Scotland to leave the UK for getting into

    an independent nation?

    你認為現在是蘇格蘭離開大英國協成為一個獨立國家的時候了嗎?

    Would this be a good thing or a bad thing for all British people?

    對所有的英國人民來說, 這將是件好事或壞事?

    British 也可翻成 "大不列顛" 比較正式.

    and by the way that Scots says only England and Wales moves into recession.

    順便提一下, 蘇格蘭人說只有英格蘭和威爾斯步入衰退.

    Source(s): myself
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