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White House says it prefers the UK to remain “strong, robust and united”

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 05:04 UTC
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The White House weighed in carefully on the Scottish independence referendum, saying Washington would respect the outcome of the vote but would prefer the United Kingdom to remain “strong, robust and united.” Read full article


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  • Voice

    Who cares what you think....with your own self interest and agenda....
    Let me reflect and ponder for a while to see if your opinion will influence my vote...
    ....0.5 of a second was all it took......NO....

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    In other words:
    The USA does not believe in referundums to destroy the country....ummmmm

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext


    It's a bit more complicated than that I believe. The U.S. is well aware of the potential for considerable economic instability should there be a 'Yes' vote. Westminster is concerned about the possibility of a 'bank run' ala Northern Rock - obviously the U.S. is also aware of this potential. There are also security considerations - lots of defence assets are located in Scotland, including nuclear weapons. They aren't going to come out and say any of this explicitly. The last thing they want to do is provide any extra motivation to to any undecided voters.

    Given your intimate knowledge of politics down under you will no doubt be aware of Tony Abbot's remarks a couple of weeks ago which Salmon pounced on like Clive Palmer diving on a doughnut. A politician like Salmon can squeeze every ounce of juice out statements like that. The U.S. is being very careful because that is the only reasonable option available to them in this situation.

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    The United Kindom will remain strong and robust and indeed United irrespective of whether 5 million sweaties...(nearer 3 million after anyone with any cash moves over the border)....decide they want to try hardcore Socialism ala Cuba.

    As social experiment it's akin to Pavlovs dog or rats in a cage. Salmond coughs, a morons like Voicey shout Sieg Heil in a Nationalist fervour (or freeeeedom Mel Gibson style)

    Good luck Scotchland, you are going to need it.

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    No disrespect Mr America,
    but does the fence=sitting on=friends = hole in back, remind you of anything.

    British problem.

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    LMAO @4 if a Canadians opinion matters..... if Canada matters...
    ...plastic Yanks......

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    6 Mr Voicey non-scot

    If “Voice” is The Voice of Scottish Nationalism, I know which way I'd vote.


    Sep 16th, 2014 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Lmao @6

    Still think I'm Canadian....poor dumb as he is ridiculous.

    And his country ripped in half...poor poor Voicey..thought it'd hurt us in England who are totally unaffected....but poor Scotland at civil war, family against family, friend against friend, child against child....

    Lest we forget eh stupi stupid cunt!

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    LOL !!

    He's totally clueless... only Marcos believes him


    Sep 16th, 2014 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Of course he's clueless, he has an IQ in the low teens.

    By the way, how am I today...or is it you??!!

    Lol...what a retard.

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    snigger... ;-)

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    This whole referendum campaign in my opinion has been quite nasty. The Scottish nationalists have exposed what type of people they are, frankly I don't want them in any part of my country. I feel sorry for the sensible Scots that have been bullied into silence by these thugs.

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 10:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Oh where has he been...I soon as I make mention of him..he appears as if by magic...
    Yeah monkey magic more like.....
    Fun to watch you switch ID's and back yourself....
    Stupid Canadian Wannabe...
    So bad he invents an English persona....
    Boy O boy do you need help......;-))))))) sad fcuker....

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Everyone's perceptions will be modified over the coming weeks.

    Sep 16th, 2014 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    As far as the markets are concerned the result is a NO.

    Will then Scottish Nationalist go IRA and ETA if they lose??

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 01:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    Roll on Friday morning.


    Sep 17th, 2014 - 01:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    pfffft... LOL !!

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    What disruption to NATO would that be?

    R o UK can keep Trident.
    No way Scotland will not be accepted as a separate NATO member.

    There is absolutely no disruption to NATO involved here, - Just more NO bias bullshit.


    Sep 17th, 2014 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • US Air Force

    wohhh Nelly - I thought that the UK was end all be all of nations! What would the Lymies care what the Yanks think about Scotland separating from the UK....ohhh yeah, only that the US is what keeps the UK afloat when the going gets rough. Are those IRA guys still looking to break ties with the UK as well?

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    The correct phrase is 'be all and end all' . If you were a real American you would know that.

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 06:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Reminds me of British Bomber's mashy peas.

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    US is what keeps the UK afloat
    utter crap, and insulting to all those who have died fighting shoulder to shoulder, go away......................
    and insult your real enemies.

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Did you miss my post @1....I thought I made it crystal clear what folk in Scotland thought....
    Your knowledge of the IRA appears to be you not know who was supporting and funding them...where they were getting weapons from....take a guess...a clue would be...lots of Irish emigrated there....
    As for... the UK was the be all and end all...the key word is WAS....
    No one can deny that the US has surpassed the UK's power and influence on the world....
    ...with great power comes great responsibility....Voltaire....(or Uncle Ben (Spiderman) for Yanks)
    So....where abouts in the good ”ole US of A do you hail from....?....haha...I'm not expecting an answer to that one...;-)))

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    19 USAF - Hepatia, you again?

    “woh”?? - you mean “whoa ”


    Limey's perhaps ??

    Is that a US air farce or a British Bomber??

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    No one can deny that the US has surpassed the UK's power and influence

    we had it for hundreds of years and complained not once, until you surpassed us,
    but after only 60 years, are you any better loved , supported ,
    only 60 years ??

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Troy I don't think the US AIr Farce is BB/hep c.......too fluid and not lucid enough. But....certainly not English nor American. It does have one goal and that's an attempt to drive a wedge through the Yank and Brit posters here. Sound familiar? Who does USAF converse with anyway? did you go through Lackland?

    Brit....USAF is an imposter and I would not waste the digital strength responding.

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    will not reply to him anymore,
    his division will not work.

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Hey are not going to get any details from him/ usual baiting appears to be fruitless.....
    ..I was waiting for you to begin cornering him/her...I wouldn't hold your breath....
    ....has one or two interesting points though....

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    that's your opinion Voice, and you fall into the same category.

    Sep 17th, 2014 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    From USAF Voice? he's a nothing who thinks Lackland is a penitentiary.

    Sep 19th, 2014 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • US Air Force

    Hey Opium Poppy Seed - layoff the personal attacks, you keep on getting censored by the site moderator with your vulgar rants. Seriously now, congrats to the UK for keeping the Scots in line in a legal manner. All you Brits and Loyalists know that the US possess a few things that the entirety of Europe combined does not, a unified language, extensive massive resources and the fact that each state has enough military akin to each European country. Poppyseed, were you in one of HM armed services? That is all I care to squadron, no platoons, just branch and decade of service.

    I would like to request from all the anonymous faceless posters on this column that we take a minute of silence for our fallen murdered US and UK brothers being held by muslim zealots.

    Sep 19th, 2014 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Personal attacks? You're the one calling names....not me. I'm only trying to verify your service status.You must have a special screen USAF....because I see no censoring. So you really had no unit at Lackland?

    US Army 70s to..............and I still remember my BCT unit and you have no clue what happens at Lackland. USAF.....I think you meant Usaf Al Jamari

    Sep 19th, 2014 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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