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A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns
by Alexander on Wed Jan 17th, 2007 at 03:08:32 PM EST
It's selfish, but I think that this would force the British Army out of Iraq.  And that I think would precipitate an American withdrawl. Chalk me up for the SNP for that, or at least a good scare to get the Brits out of Iraq.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Jan 17th, 2007 at 08:32:47 PM EST
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That angle hadn't occurred to me. I wonder how many other Scots think the way you do. Could the upcoming elections be a referendum on the war, the way the recent elections in the US were?

But what specifically do you think would force the Brits out of Iraq: the SNP winning, or a referendum on independence being voted through?

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns

by Alexander on Wed Jan 17th, 2007 at 08:55:04 PM EST
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I'm not a Scot.  My middle name's Andrew (patron saint), like my father and brother, and on my paternal grandmother's side, but I'm American.

I really do feel that the coming electon will be a referendum on the war.  I think that Labour knows this, and that Gordon Brown may pop a suprise as a result.  In the event of a SNP majority in the Scottish Parliament, I think that the UK would withdraw almost immediately.

Would PM Brown allow the Scots to hold a referendum?

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Jan 17th, 2007 at 09:28:14 PM EST
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would go down in history as the PM who destroyed the Union. The thought of that alone makes me want to send a contribution to the SNP.
by Matt in NYC on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 01:57:06 AM EST
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