Report Bye Scotland! in General Chat Posted August 7, 2019 18 hours ago, pete said: So after a recent poll saying 52% of Scots now want independence the witch gas said she has a mandate for a second referendum which she wants in the second half of next year . That poll, with fewer than 1100 respondents, of course being totally representative in her eyes of the feelings of the entire Scottish population, . Roll on the next election when we'll have the mandate to hand her her P45! 4 hours ago, Kimbers said: ........................For example, free tuition fees in Scottish Universities. But only if you are from Scotland.......................... Only if you're one of the lucky 'select' few however. The number of 'free' places is capped to keep it affordable. The universities are also being encouraged to accept more people from disadvantaged backgrounds so these 'free' places are prioritised for them. This leaves a lot of disappointed Scottish applicants failing to gain a place at their chosen universities. My cousin's two children being a case in point - both had 7 A-grade passes but were turned down. My cousin asked about paying for their courses like everybody else from the rest of the UK would have to do but was told that the legislation passed down from Holyrood prohibited this. End result, one has gone to Oxford and the other to Bristol and they have both indicated that upon graduation they will most likely now seek employment outwith Scotland.