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Sean Connery says Scotland should vote for independence from Britain
CSMonitor/AP ^ | March 3, 2014

Posted on 03/03/2014 10:56:16 AM PST by kingattax

Film star Sean Connery is urging fellow Scots to vote for independence when a referendum is held in September.

The longtime independence advocate says in The Sun on Sunday newspaper that the opportunity to separate from the rest of Britain is too good an opportunity to miss.

He says independence would galvanize the film and creative industries, creating new jobs in Scotland.

Connery no longer lives there and said the decision should be made by the people who choose to live and work in Scotland.

He said a vote for independence would bring renewed focus on Scottish culture, heritage and creative excellence.

His view is not shared by rock star David Bowie, who has urged Scottish voters to remain part of the United Kingdom.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: davidbowie; independence; scotland; scottishindependence; seanconnery
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 10:56:16 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

hm... interesting...

I wonder if Scotland has been invaded by muslims like the rest of England has? And if not... I support them 100% in trying to break free and stop the muslim welcoming madness.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 10:58:37 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: kingattax

Gee...never really knew they were behold’n.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 10:58:48 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

I generally don’t agree with film stars on anything but in this case I do. Why should Scotland pay in part for the Royal family? Why should they be on the hook for a failed welfare state and a country overrun by Muzzies? If they can get out, then get out while the getting is good.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 11:00:49 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: kingattax

5 posted on 03/03/2014 11:02:38 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: kingattax

Mr. Connery is a very famous, very wealthy man, and has been such as long as I can remember, going back almost 50 years. His lifestyle and day to day needs are likely very different from the average Scot. I would be interested to know how the non-famous, non wealthy Scottish think about separating from Great Britian. What was an ingrained battle for independance last century may be different today, what with the British and EU economy so unpredictable.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 11:03:49 AM PST by lee martell
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To: kingattax; ConorMacNessa

thoughts?!


7 posted on 03/03/2014 11:05:33 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Why should Scotland pay in part for the Royal family?

I think it started the other way around when James VI of Scotland was declared King of England and Ireland.

8 posted on 03/03/2014 11:06:02 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: kingattax
sean connery photo: sean connery sissysean.jpg
9 posted on 03/03/2014 11:07:43 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: kingattax
Sean Connery says Scotland should vote for independence from Britain

Okay.

10 posted on 03/03/2014 11:08:36 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: kingattax

Take is back again and declare freedom

11 posted on 03/03/2014 11:09:05 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Snickering Hound

What the f....?


12 posted on 03/03/2014 11:09:20 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: bmwcyle

I thought that was returned to Scotland several years ago.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 11:10:48 AM PST by mware
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To: Snickering Hound; WayneS

OMG, I almost forgot about that movie “Zardoz”. I imagine Connery wants to forget it, too...


14 posted on 03/03/2014 11:11:16 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: kingattax

I like Sean Connery movies but he has been living in other countries most of his life. He should be living in Scotland.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 11:12:33 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: kingattax

But only if the EU nags let them.... /spit


16 posted on 03/03/2014 11:12:44 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: kingattax

Ukrainian Spring?


17 posted on 03/03/2014 11:14:45 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I think not so much muslims as leftist, environmentalist, socialist wackos.

At least that’s what I get from friends there and visiting Scotland based news and other websites. Shetland seems especially infected.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 11:15:42 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

This would be their best hope of controlling the flow of muslims and others into Scotland. It’s obvious Great Britain doesn’t give a tin shi!t about it’s history and culture.


19 posted on 03/03/2014 11:22:15 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: lee martell
To many Scots, the Battle of Culloden was only fought yesterday. When you come from a land with a rich history, memories can be very long.
20 posted on 03/03/2014 11:24:38 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: kingattax
Many English Conservatives would welcome an independent Scotland.

It would remove several Labour MPs from Westminster.

21 posted on 03/03/2014 11:25:28 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: kingattax

22 posted on 03/03/2014 11:26:59 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Why should Scotland pay in part for the Royal family? Why should they be on the hook for a failed welfare state and a country overrun by Muzzies?

I don't know how true it is, but I've seen a number of Englishman, when riled up concerning Scotland, claim that Scotland is mostly ghetto welfare leeches. Considering the rivalry, I'd take that with agrain of salt, but it would be interesting to see the number of Scots on the dole versus English.
23 posted on 03/03/2014 11:28:27 AM PST by fr_freak
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To: Old Sarge

“Zardoz”?

I never heard of it before today.

Unfortunately, that photo has injured me to the point where I may need to log off and go find an eyewash station...


24 posted on 03/03/2014 11:28:34 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: momtothree
I favor self-determination for Scotland as I do for Ireland.



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O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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25 posted on 03/03/2014 11:29:22 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: thackney

And as the wags of the day said, “went from having a King to a Queen...”


26 posted on 03/03/2014 11:29:37 AM PST by NVDave
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To: MuttTheHoople

“I’ll take ‘Easy as Sh1+’ for $500, Alex”


27 posted on 03/03/2014 11:30:04 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: bmwcyle

It was returned, I believe.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 11:31:06 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax

My question is, can they support themselves as their own country? Do they count as tourism and film making as their primary sources of income? What do they produce (besides scotch)?


30 posted on 03/03/2014 11:34:12 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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31 posted on 03/03/2014 11:35:12 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

From what I have read England would be the major benefactor if Scotland breaks away. The amount of welfare money poured into Scotland is gigantic.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 11:40:26 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: Snickering Hound

Good greif! Is that Barbarella’s brother?


33 posted on 03/03/2014 11:47:30 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: F15Eagle
Yes, and the king at the time of the Gunpowder plot.


34 posted on 03/03/2014 11:49:50 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

Thanks, you have answered my question. I forget, how relatively new our country is over here, where a ninety year old Redwood is considered ‘ancient’.


35 posted on 03/03/2014 11:52:26 AM PST by lee martell
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To: warsaw44

Frankly, who gives a rip if the whole b****y U.K. dissolves!!!? They’ve squandered their birthright & descended into utter moral chaos.

“What difference does it make now!!?”


36 posted on 03/03/2014 11:52:30 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: thefactor
What do they produce (besides scotch)?

Wool and haggis, which are equally edible.

37 posted on 03/03/2014 11:55:31 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: kingattax

It’s what I would do if I were scottish.


38 posted on 03/03/2014 11:55:39 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Snickering Hound

HAHA! After Zardoz it kind of makes it harder to take what he says seriously.


39 posted on 03/03/2014 12:02:46 PM PST by DarkSavant
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To: DarkSavant
Whenever Mr. Connery comes up in conversation I ask the following

What is worse than a Scotsman trying to play a Soviet submarine captain with a half Scottish, half Russian accent? A Scotsman, playing a Spaniard, with a samurai sword, mentoring a Frenchman playing a Scotsman.

40 posted on 03/03/2014 12:25:04 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bmwcyle

I agree! Not a drop of Scottish blood in me ( that I know) but I love all things Scottish,even bagpipes! The time of “Empires” is over. Scotland should be free! They need another William Wallace!


41 posted on 03/03/2014 12:27:30 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: USNBandit
What is worse than a Scotsman trying to play a Soviet submarine captain with a half Scottish, half Russian accent?

You mean half Scottish, half Lithuanian accent.

42 posted on 03/03/2014 12:30:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: elcid1970

Damn...you mean they’ve turned into California???


43 posted on 03/03/2014 1:01:16 PM PST by ontap
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To: kingattax

I’m not sure if Scotland wants to be independent from the UK. What will happen once the oil and natural gas from the North Sea runs out?


44 posted on 03/03/2014 1:04:06 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: thefactor

Its not scotch. Its whisky, given directly to the Scots by God.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 2:43:17 PM PST by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Why should Scotland pay in part for the Royal family?

Because it's their royal family. Has been ever since 1603, when a reigning Scottish king inherited the English throne (not the other way round). The manifesto of the 'yes' campaign for Scottish independence includes a commitment to keep the United Kingdom monarch as Head of State (in exactly the same way as she now is for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and others).

46 posted on 03/04/2014 1:13:09 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: RayChuang88
I’m not sure if Scotland wants to be independent from the UK

Judging by the polls, nor are the Scots.

47 posted on 03/04/2014 4:46:01 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Winniesboy

Thanks for reminding me that I am history challenged. I did not realize that the Royals were Scottish in the far mists of time. I thought the Royals were English to the core because they have no accent, and because they are dumb enough to believe in global warming. I thought they were more German then anything else.

So the Scots get more from the treasury then they put in and the Royals are Scottish, how about the point that the Muzzies are slowly taking over England and maybe the Scots don’t like it? This is what I get for hanging out with the smart kids, it shows the gaps in my education, I am thankful for that, that can be corrected and will be if I manage to live long enough. More than one poster has pointed out my ignorance and I am grateful to all of you.

I will say the Royals tend to pick out some good looking women.


48 posted on 03/04/2014 7:01:46 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Winniesboy
Because it's their royal family.

Not quite. The lineal ancestry of the *current* "royal line" of Great Britain stems from George I, who was German, and Elector of Hanover. The last attempt at putting a Stuart on the throne failed at the Battle of Culloden in 1745...

the infowarrior

49 posted on 03/04/2014 7:08:53 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: kingattax

Hmmm....Connery or Bowie? I will reserve judgement until Sheena Easton weighs in. She is an expat Scot living in Nevada.


50 posted on 03/04/2014 7:13:07 AM PST by xp38
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