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Disappointment by one Scottish descendant

I could wish for a modern day Wallace !!!

Support for Independence at Ten Year Low?

 It is surprising that with the Scottish National Party in government in the Scottish Parliament and its leader, Alex Salmond, riding high in the popularity stakes, research published this week claimed that support for an independent Scotland "has fallen to its lowest point in 10 years." The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey has been carried out annually over the past 10 years. It has measured support for an independent Scotland between 2004 and 2006 at between 30% and 35%. But this year, of 1,300 people selected at random and interviewed between May and August, only 23% registered support for independence. Organised by academics at the Scottish Centre for Social Research, it is claimed to give far more depth than commercial polls. In the same survey, First Minister Alex Salmond's approval rating, however, reached 44% of all the respondents, up 9% from a year ago. According to Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University, the May elections for Holyrood were determined more than before by how much people felt politicians were willing to stand up for Scotland. He claims that the "SNP's victory in May was a success for the party rather than the cause of independence that it espouses. It had a popular leader and tapped a feeling that Holyrood should put Scotland, rather than partnership with London, first."


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G'Day Clyde, do not be disappointed at this survey, there is a lot of things to be discussed and put in place before independence can be put to the people as a referendum, Niall's estimate of 5 years would be realistic, I refer you to a Scottish Government site called...A National Conversation.... this is looking at and talking about Scotlands future, one important issue is how Scots see themselves in the World picture and also, how to give hope for a future for the youth of today. go to  and go to A national conversation, Rabbie


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Hi Clyde & Rabbie,

I have been a staunch advocate for Sottish Independence for many years but in my opinion there is a distinct apathy about this in Scotland in general.

I see this in my own family who are in the main Labour supporters. Scotland had a very strong socialist following for many years. I have also been told personally that as I having been living outside of Scotland for 40 years that I have no say in this subject!!

I am a Scot born and raised and no matter where I am in the world that is what I am. I get pretty angry when such statements are made to me and also to Scottish celebrities such as Sean Connery.


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