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Scotland: next state in Europe?
Transcript of Scotland: next state in Europe?
Scotland: next state in Europe?
Fonaments per a la mediació cultural en traducció i interpretació B (anglès)
Prof. Fiona Kelso
When you hear about Scotland...
Scotland as an independent country
Scotland vs. Catalonia
And what with the UK??
Against the independence
-Separate countries until 1706/1707
-Reasons for union:
We're bought and sold for English Gold [...]
Scottish Home Rule history
National Association for the Vindication of Scottish Rights
Scottish Nationalist Party is founded
: Scottish covenant:
petition to the UK
for more home rule
: the concept of 'independence', which had been forgotten, reenters
mainstream political life.
after a period of decadence, the SNP resurges.
World War I
1979 failed referendum for devolution
Scottish devolution referendum:
1997 Scottish devolution referendum
Throghout the 1980s and 1990s the demand for
a Scottish Parliament grew.
in favour of a Scottish Assembly.
of the eligible voting population
did not vote.
of total electorate threshold
The Labour Party was in favour of devolution.
1997 referendum passed:
Scotland had a Parliament with
1st election held in 1999.
A little bit
Tension between Scotland and the UK
Scotland was a Petri dish for free market experiments ahead of England:
-State subsidies were pulled from loss-making mining, steel and textile industries.
-Scotland was handed the poll tax in 1989 - one year ahead of England.
The poll tax
(a.k.a. Community Charge)
It's SHITE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a SHITE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won't make any fucking difference!
to join Britain
it is up to Scotland to
decide whether they want to stay in the UK or not.
Referendum launched in Scotland and Catalonia
18th September 2014 9th November 2014
"Should Scotland be an independent country?"
Do you want Catalonia to become an State?
Do you want Catalonia to become an Independent State?
Cameron's opinion about the referendum
Rajoy's point of view in the Catalan case
Who is in favour?
Victory of the SNP
Choosing Scotland's Future
Your Scotland Your Voice
Your Scotland, Your Referendum
The Edinburgh Agreement
'Should Scotland be an independent country?'
Yes / No
The Scottish Independence Bill
Which will be the question asked?
When will it take place?
Who can vote?
Control over defence and policy