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Secret plan to deprive independent Scotland of North Sea oil fields

myaser88myaser88

this should fuel a debate

From The Times
February 14, 2009

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    myaser88
    Documents detailing secret government plans in the 1970s to prevent Scotland laying claim to North Sea oil have been seen by The Times. They show the extraordinary lengths to which civil servants were prepared to go to head off devolution, which was seen then as inevitably leading to independence.


    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00487/betterrigjpg_487021a.jpg

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article5728477.ece
    Robotochan
    They've been doing that for decades :p

    Personally I'm all for devolution, I feel having control over the entire country and having a chance to tell the EU to ****** off is too good an opportunity to ignore!
    tonyg1962
    Yeah lets get rid of Scotland and Wales,Massive drains on UK ecnomy
    guv
    tonyg1962
    Yeah lets get rid of Scotland and Wales,Massive drains on UK ecnomy


    haha..

    As if a discussion that took place almost 40 years ago has any relivance now - particularly since the fields concerned are pretty much empty.

    I'd be interested to know just how many of the NSO fields are actually in international waters (therefore no country can lay claim-ie a free for all). No reason pipes couldnt be laid from those to the power house of the United Kingdom! How long are the Russian pipes? Damn site further than needed here for sure! As for the OP tags of "theivery" - I LOL
    DarkFissure
    haha fuel a debate


    LOL

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