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The_Scottish_Debater
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Elmarkador
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Scottish Independence

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Elmarkador
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/24/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 745 times Debate No: 57085
Debate Rounds (3)
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The_Scottish_Debater

Pro

I am for the Scottish Independence Referendum and I am voting Yes for it.

Usual rules:

1st Round is acceptance
2nd round is stating your facts
3rd Round is Rebuttal and Conclusion

Good Luck!
Elmarkador

Con

I accept the terms of this Debate.
Debate Round No. 1
The_Scottish_Debater

Pro

The_Scottish_Debater forfeited this round.
Elmarkador

Con

Since Pro has not posted anything, I shall now post my arguments.

Scotland's membership in NATO, the United Nations and the European Union are due to its membership of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Without this membership, it is unlikely that Scotland will be re-admitted into these organisations with anywhere near as much power as it currently has. This in turn also has an effect on the defence of Scotland. While it may be able to keep the British Batallions based in Scotland, it will probably have only a fraction of its current military power. Also, Scotland has no withstanding Security Agencies, meaning these will have to be set up. And where shall the money come from? The people of Scotland. This, in turn, will cause higher taxation and possible inflation. Also, in all likeliness, Scotland will have to create its own currency. Currently in the Commons, many are voting against Scotland keeping the Pound. This is because it will benefit the rest of Britain, in that many notes will be pulled out of circulation, making the currency more valuable. It is also unlikely that Scotland shall get the Euro, as German taxpayers do not want to pay for the introduction of another country into the EU, and also due to the Catalan region of Spain. This is a region which wishes to be autonomous. If the Spanish government do not veto the introduction of Scotland into the EU, then the Catalonians who wish to be autonomous shall have a reason to break away, and have a strong standing to join the EU. This may cause unrest.

So, to round off, Scotland will have many problems joining any worldwide groups, its position in international relations will be heavily affected and its defence will be in danger. Thank you and I urge you to vote for Con.
Debate Round No. 2
The_Scottish_Debater

Pro

The_Scottish_Debater forfeited this round.
Elmarkador

Con

Extend Argument. Also, vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Elmarkador 2 years ago
Elmarkador
I should probably clarify: my sources were:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk...
http://www.independentscotland.org...
Various Print Telegraph articles.

Sorry for the misunderstanding, probably should have cited sources.
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Reasons for voting decision: Ok lets go! I am awarding conduct points to Con for the fact that Pro had forfeited despite being the instigator. Con was the only one to provide an argument in this debate - pro did not. This is why I am awarding argument points to Pro. Unfortunately, con did not show the sources that he used. There were no spelling or grammar mistakes of much significance.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture.