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    New Scottish Map - Economist cover

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    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has warned an influential magazine would 'rue the day' it depicted Scotland as 'Skintland' in an article which trashed the case for breaking away from the UK.
    Mr Salmond accused The Economist of 'sneering condescension' after it published an inflammatory front page with the headline: 'It'll cost you. The price of Scottish Independence'.

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    ^ Yeah I think when it sinks in the old sweatys will be back pedalling as fast as they can ,, all you will hear from the trossachs is the loose change rattling in their sporrans

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    Salmond attacks magazine that called Scotland 'Skintland' - Telegraph


    The latest edition uses a map of the country, renamed ''Skintland'', with puns instead of place names such as ''Glasgone'', ''Edinborrow'' and the ''Highinterestlands''.

    It is followed by an article concluding that independence would come at a high price and could leave Scotland as ''one of Europe's vulnerable, marginal economies''.

    Mr Salmond wants to hold a referendum on independence in autumn 2014.

    The Scottish National Party leader said the front cover displays a sort of ''Bullingdon Club humour'' of ''sneering condescensions''.

    ''It just insults every single community in Scotland,'' he told Radio Clyde.

    ''This is how they really regard Scotland. This is Unionism boiled down to its essence and stuck on a front page for every community in Scotland to see their sneering condescensions.

    ''They shall rue the day they thought they'd have a joke at Scotland's expense.''
    Mr Salmond added: ''This doesn't represent England. Goodness' sake, I wouldn't insult the people of England the way the Economist believes it should insult the communities of Scotland.

    ''This is a particular strata of London society. It's not a very attractive strata. They're not even funny, let's face it. If it was a decent joke we'd have a laugh at it. This is just plain insults.''

    Nicola Sturgeon, the Deputy First Minister, tweeted: ''I'm pretty sure that Scots who don't support independence will find this week's @TheEconomist cover every bit as offensive as those who do.''

    The magazine article states: ''If Scots really want independence for political and cultural reasons, they should go for it. But if they vote for independence they should do so in the knowledge that their country could end up as one of Europe's vulnerable, marginal economies.

    ''In the 18th century, Edinburgh's fine architecture and its Enlightenment role earned it the nickname 'Athens of the North'. It would be a shame if that name became apt again for less positive reasons.''

    Westminster SNP group leader Angus Robertson said the front cover is "patronising, metropolitan claptrap". He added: "For a pro-Union, London-based magazine to portray Scotland and our communities in this patronising way is a disaster for the anti-independence parties. "I trust that they too will disassociate themselves from it.

    But Scottish Conservative constitution spokesman David McLetchie said: "The SNP would be better advised to answer the important points made in the article about Scotland's future. Instead, they are manufacturing outrage aimed at anyone who dares to question their perspective that a separate Scotland would be a land of milk and honey, a line they are constantly pedalling about our future.

    "If this is the level of debate we are going to get from the SNP while we wait 1,000 days for their referendum, then it is no wonder that they are more interested in trying to avoid the big questions on issues such as currency and welfare."

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    Some good new names there on the map though: (for those of you that might not know the original Scottish place names)...

    Inverness renamed as Inamess
    Islay - Islay offs
    Arran - Barren
    Aviemore - Avienomore
    Mull - Null
    Stonehaven - Stonehaven't
    Ayr - Err?
    Edinborrow (twinned with Athens)

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    Fuck Scotland and Scottish people.

    I say rebuild Hadrians wall and cut the most HIV ridden, smack injecting, haggis and deep fried marsbar eating, irn-bru drinking, sporran sporting, caber tossing, embittered bunch of dour ginger colonised McWankers to ever shit on British soil loose to get on with it.

    Better yet, sail the miserabilist sickly palloured fucks off into the North Sea on fucking coracles.

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    Hear Hear, every place I have worked at had a Miserable sweaty in charge of finance, while fiscally acute what a bunch of humorless dour, personality null cvnts they all were.

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    Love it how this kiddy game of "You're skint, haha' <point> is being played in what is looking more and more like the New Moronic West.

    Apart from Krautland, and the odd obscure Scandi country, you all look pretty skint to me. That includes the United States of Assholes.

    When you're sitting in the shitheap, playing 'who's the lowest' is a formula for ensuring your permanent residency.

    Disappointing. Maybe it's in the water after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen View Post
    Fuck Scotland and Scottish people.

    I say rebuild Hadrians wall and cut the most HIV ridden, smack injecting, haggis and deep fried marsbar eating, irn-bru drinking, sporran sporting, caber tossing, embittered bunch of dour ginger colonised McWankers to ever shit on British soil loose to get on with it.

    Better yet, sail the miserabilist sickly palloured fucks off into the North Sea on fucking coracles.
    Yes, but how do you really feel about the Scots?

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    I hope Scotland and Wales go independant. Fuck Westminster and the toffs.

    It is already much nicer to live in Scotland or Wales over England, it will be even better independant.

    They will let us smoke herbs and live freely in the woods in roundhouses, organic and self sufficent. Fuck the economy and "growth". And fuck you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen View Post
    Fuck Scotland and Scottish people.

    I say rebuild Hadrians wall and cut the most HIV ridden, smack injecting, haggis and deep fried marsbar eating, irn-bru drinking, sporran sporting, caber tossing, embittered bunch of dour ginger colonised McWankers to ever shit on British soil loose to get on with it.

    Better yet, sail the miserabilist sickly palloured fucks off into the North Sea on fucking coracles.
    I thought you were better than that, pal.

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    ^Sorry, post-pub posting and got a bit carried away! I don't really hate the sweaty socks, just intensely dislike 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree
    Apart from Krautland, and the odd obscure Scandi country, you all look pretty skint to me. That includes the United States of Assholes.
    Exactly. Who the fuck are the whoevers agenda it is behind this magazine to play UK bagging Scotland for being skint. The poms aren't exactly having a golden age themselves. Though I did find it somewhat witty, even being a scottish-aussie

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    Poor old Scots.

    Everyone is always picking on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen View Post
    Fuck Scotland and Scottish people.

    I say rebuild Hadrians wall and cut the most HIV ridden, smack injecting, haggis and deep fried marsbar eating, irn-bru drinking, sporran sporting, caber tossing, embittered bunch of dour ginger colonised McWankers to ever shit on British soil loose to get on with it.

    Better yet, sail the miserabilist sickly palloured fucks off into the North Sea on fucking coracles.
    So you are not bitter and twisted then or unbiased ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    even being a scottish-aussie
    Good God. That reveals all.

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    ^^I'm not the one embittered by centuries of colonial and cultural oppression of my land, people and language! Just balancing out the miserably jealous Scottish wankers who constantly bemoan the evil Sassenachs!

    A while back there were two utter cunts from Dundee working on a job I was on, they regulary came out with "English wankers" "Fokkin English" etc. One day I was in a bad mood and one of them called me an English bastard.

    I said, "Look you Jock [at][at][at][at], you're in England, doing a job (carpentry) that an Englishman could do, earning your money in England, so if you don't like it why don't you shut the fuck up and fuck off back to Bonny Scotland, if it's so great, you pair of pricks."

    They tried to come the hardmen then, I just told them that in case they hadn't noticed they were surrounded by English blokes and they might want to watch their fucking mouths in future or they might get bust. Funnily enough, never heard 'em say it after that AND got a grovelling apology later in the day. Braveheart? Mah fokkin' baws.

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    And i bet you could have crushed a grape in front of your english mates, Looks like you were the lucky one with a mob behind you..

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    Whooosh!

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    ^^Heh, there were two of them vs me and they still backed down the big bloody kilt wearing poofters.

    Seriously though, not a smart move to visit another country, get in a room filled with potentially lethal weapons and start spieling off how much you hate all the locals around you. I definitely wouldn't do that anywhere, and if I did I'd expect a fully deserved kicking.

    Soft cunts, would have loved to see them try that in a pub.

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    they are all fcukin pommy cnuts in the smelly isles - couldn't give a fcuk about their little squabbles about being different.

    they are all english wankers

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    Fuck it actually, while I'm on a roll I may as well state that every single Scottish woman is hideously fucking ugly with a weirdly mannish mongol jaw, ever noticed that?








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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen View Post
    ^^Heh, there were two of them vs me and they still backed down the big bloody kilt wearing poofters.

    Seriously though, not a smart move to visit another country, get in a room filled with potentially lethal weapons and start spieling off how much you hate all the locals around you. I definitely wouldn't do that anywhere, and if I did I'd expect a fully deserved kicking.

    Soft cunts, would have loved to see them try that in a pub.
    What ? with another mob of your english mates behind you....

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    ^no, with my vastly superior army, just like Culloden.


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    Just stick to posting mate, It will be far more safer for you, incidently,scots were out-numbered three to one at Culloden ,in fact 17000 versus 5000 but if being mob-handed makes you cream your knickers........Be my guest.

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