Salmond - Scotland would take ships from the RN

#1
Just been on telly that WHEN a yes votes comes, there WILL be a safe withdrawl of all nuclear weapons from scotland, HMNB Clyde will belong to them and negotiations on all defence assets will take place. That WILL include how many major surface units are handed over to scotland

Im sure I just heard that as I woke up.....:blob6:
 

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He's like the anchor man on Jackanory. I love the way he ignores the facts, ie,. having to renegotiate entry into the EU and not actually having reached any agreement on what the Scots currency will be allied too. Not to forget who is going to pay for all of the freebies once the UK handouts finish and they kick the RN out of Faslav (one of the biggest employers)
 
#5
Just been on telly that WHEN a yes votes comes, there WILL be a safe withdrawl of all nuclear weapons from scotland, HMNB Clyde will belong to them and negotiations on all defence assets will take place. That WILL include how many major surface units are handed over to scotland

Im sure I just heard that as I woke up.....:blob6:
He was saying what would happen post the yes vote if the SNP are elected
 

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Just been on telly that WHEN a yes votes comes, there WILL be a safe withdrawl of all nuclear weapons from scotland, HMNB Clyde will belong to them and negotiations on all defence assets will take place. That WILL include how many major surface units are handed over to scotland

Im sure I just heard that as I woke up.....:blob6:
As that has been SNP policy for years I don't see why you are getting all upset you poor thing. Maybe you should go and have a lie down.

As to taking over ships, why not? They have been paid for by tax payers' money including taxes from Scotland and a per centage will be worked out for handover. Maybe it is time that people not in Scotland start looking at what the referendum on 18/9/2014 is all about.

If you want to lose about two weeks of your life, there is a rather large thread on ARRSE covering this very subject.
 
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As that has been SNP policy for years I don't see why you are getting all upset you poor thing. Maybe you should go and have a lie down.

As to taking over ships, why not? They have been paid for by tax payers' money including taxes from Scotland and a per centage will be worked out for handover. Maybe it is time that people not in Scotland start looking at what the referendum on 18/9/2014 is all about.

If you want to lose about two weeks of your life, there is a rather large thread on ARRSE covering this very subject.
Two weeks? Two years more like. That's how long that thread can put you to sleep for.
 
#8
He's also on record as saying that the primary reason for a Scottish navy will be defence of North Sea oil rigs, which is handy for faslane, as it's so close. :)
 

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Did he say North Sea oil rigs or just oil rigs? As there are a lot ofnew fields opening to the West of Scotland.

Rosyth would do for the North Sea, keep those pesky RumpUK pirate's away ;)
 

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I,d love for us to stay united. But, you know what? I,m bored shitless with it all. Roll on the vote, then we can settle down. **** off or stay, get it done.
 

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One thing he did say on Andrew Marr was that Scotland only had one naval port, which is technically correct, whereas England has twice as many and Wales & N Ireland each have one less. Andrew Marr asked him if Scotland would take possession of HMS Glasgow & Edinburgh to which Alex Salmond seemed to think it a good idea.

Wonder if he has thought that one through properly?
 
#16
One thing he did say on Andrew Marr was that Scotland only had one naval port, which is technically correct, whereas England has twice as many and Wales & N Ireland each have one less. Andrew Marr asked him if Scotland would take possession of HMS Glasgow & Edinburgh to which Alex Salmond seemed to think it a good idea.

Wonder if he has thought that one through properly?
He can have HMS Campbeltown too but don't let him get his hands on HMS Montrose or HMS Inverness. They're still in service.

Just for the record, I hate the idea of the UK becoming Balkanised.
 
#17
First ship of their fleet to be His Majesty's [self-proclaimed 'His Most Egoistical King of Scots Salmond'] Scottish Ship Darien?

(That's right Scots, just remember why you joined the Union, England bailed out a Scottish Bank after an ill fated 'adventure'!)
 
#19
This is all going to happen if there is a yes vote, if there is, then there will have to be an election to see who forms a government, are there any others apart from the SNP who'll chuck their hat in the ring
 
#20
Perhaps they can employ all those threaders Engineers who think that the sole purpose of a warship is to provide them with spanner wanking opportunities. Because those ships aren't going to be doing much else than generate UMMS tasks.
 
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