Murray keeping his Scottish options open!

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  1. tusharlovesrafa

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    Just read this,I found it interesting listening to Murray's views so just posted it!
     
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  2. norbac

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    Gulbis and Murray should both fight for Scottish independence.
     
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    Gulbis ???
     
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    Isn't Gulbis Scottish? I think he is..He is a SOn of one of the richest Scotsmen..:)
     
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    It doesn't really matter since it's highly unlikely Scotland will vote for independence at the referendum. As for Murray, he'll still play up his English ties as long as he's playing in order to maximise his earning potential. There's a reason Rusedski & Lennox Lewis chose to represent Britain over Canada and it wasn't nationalism.
     
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    You don't need to be English to be British! Scottish and Welsh people are just as British as the English.
     
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    Fail....Latvian....
     
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    Is he kidding?..........I'm sure all the cash that the BRITISH LTA have given to his mother and brother as well as him over the years has nothing to do with it
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    His mother has a six figure gig with the LTA right now.
     
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    Nothing to do with the fact that Lewis was born in West Ham and didn't move to Canada until he was 12?

    If he was very young when he moved I may understand such a point of view, but by 12 years old, you know who you are and where you come from. IMO,only a very rare individual would consider themselves differently.
     
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    As well as half the English cricket team and Rugby team, a fair chunk of who are economic imports. There are a lot of South African and Pacific Islanders / Kiwis/ Aussies raking it in here under a flag of convenience :-|
     
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    And yet he represented Canada at the Olympics. Truth is, he only chose to represent Britain when money became involved.
     
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    Why, is the British Gov shutting down the night clubs and "night" business in Scotland to merit Gulbis' intervention ?:confused:

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    Maybe the OP read "stock options" as "Scottish options" :D
     
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    Murray is the best Scottish tennis player in history: Confirmed.
     
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    Scary thought if Scottish separtists succeed...Andy vs Prince Harry in a "Braveheart" sequel, perhaps inside an UFC cage!
     
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    Murray should have stayed out of it. Not exactly wise comments on his part. He's basically saying if it's economically beneficial he would support it, with no other sentiment driving his decision. That won't go over well.
     
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    That's not what he's saying, he's saying he has to read more about the issue to form an opinion and that right now he feels as British as Scottish. Great answer imo.
     
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    He'll be fine. His view is shared by the majority of Scots. Around 30% of Scots would vote yes no matter what i.e. it's an article of faith to them. The rest of us aren't quite as daft.

    Incidentally, this is news from a few weeks ago - when he first said it, it was seized upon by the BetterTogether campaign as evidence that one of Scotland's few sporting legends is against independence.
     
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    "I don’t think you should judge the thing on emotion but on what is best economically for Scotland."

    "You don’t want to come to a snap decision and then see the country go t**s up."

    I'm not sure how else you could possibly read that. From those statements, economics seems to be the only determining factor.
     
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    I was speaking on how it might read from the English perspective. It might read as Unionism being nothing more an economic relationship, with no other sentiment involved.
     
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    Interesting - I hadn't really thought it would be interpreted like that, but now you point it out I can see where you're coming from.

    I wonder if Murray will even get to vote in the referendum - only those on the electoral register of Scotland will be allowed.
     
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    Ha ha. Until Murray, it was kind of common knowledge that Scotland was the worst tennis nation on earth.
     
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  23. Fedex

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    The ancient Celtic Britons/Picts who lived in what is now England, Scotland and Wales were here long before the Anglo Saxon (English) foreign invaders.
    Scots are every bit as much or even more British than the English.
    Of course he feels every bit as British.
     
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