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  1. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to be watching the biggest historic event played out in the UK's history since the second world war.

    It's like watching a car crash from an aeroplane.
     
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    "If Scotland gains its independence in the forthcoming referendum, the remainder of the United Kingdom will be known as the "Former United Kingdom" ....or FUK.

    In a bid to discourage the Scots from voting 'yes' in the referendum, The Government have now begun to campaign with the slogan "Vote NO, for FUK's sake"
     
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    I was going to start a thread 'will independence affect the .UK namespace'

    ..or shall we use this one?
     
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    If they gain independence, how can all their businesses still use .uk domains as it does not look right.
     
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    If using a .UK domain (rather than .co.uk), would a Scottish company then need to have a valid English/Welsh/N.Irish address?
     
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    Scotland is 9% of the uk population , So 9% difference.
     
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    The fact that it's now being thought of as an incredibly tight vote ensures that voters will turn out in their numbers. The Yes voters were perhaps the more motivated to turn up at the ballot boxes, but now the opinion polls will motivate the No voters to turn up.
     
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    AcornDomains.sco

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    I would vote no simply because it's better the devil you know.
     
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    That bloke who bet £800k on a no vote must be shitting it.

    Don't kid yourself that Salmond is a socialist. Scotland is owned by aristocrats and oligarchs and that's not going to change.
     
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    I should be on that list and also Monkey I believe.

    Wow! Diablo, Monkey and ScottJ
    Probably 3 of the most successful internetters on this forum :D



     
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    I'm not Scottish, and never have had any interest in the vote. Won't change anything for me. Always thought they were a bit independent.

    The film 'You've been Trumped' is a very good tale of how Scotland has a very big chance of ending up, if they vote Yes. Then they'll all be heading south of the border within 5 years, with tales of woe and comparing it to the highland clearances.
     
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    Time to invest in concrete merchants ready for when they put up the big wall (that England will insist on if they want to play this game) ;)
     
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    It's certainly an interesting time, never more so has political engagement been evident as now at drunken parties across the country at 2am, dislike the divisiveness of it all, but the value effect on domains (.UK) isn't major seeing as that has been diluted for some time.
     
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    Sorry to be the one to tell you this, but Hardeep is actually from London despite the accent.

    I'm back in Scotland so will be voting next Thursday. Would have been gutted not to have been able to vote on such a huge occasion.

    I've just bought a house here in the Borders so that my kids have somewhere to call home here, but from September 2015 I personally will be splitting my time between here and Spain. Best of both worlds!
     
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    I'll see if I can arrange for his return ;)
     
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    Do you wear a kilt George?
     
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    From a selfish domainer perspective I think separation from the UK dilutes the .UK 'brand' in a holistic way.

    Scotland might only be 9% etc but long term, in the sense to those looking into the 'UK' we're now not quite as stable as we once were, more disjointed - any sort of uncertainty can't be good for markets.
     
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    Not being an expert on these things. I am wondering what the currency outcome would be for an independent Scotland.
    I don't think the UK could afford to see an Independent Scotland fail, no more than they wish the Republic of Ireland to suffer economic distress.
    Any ideas.
     
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