Your post had more than just the stuff I quoted. That was what was ignored. Somewhat obvious I would have thought but it seems it must be said explicitly. If I'm ignoring something I'm not quoting it and conversely if I don't quote it I'm ignoring it.I don't understand, you said you'd ignore the rest of the post then query part of the rest of the post at the bottom about the Islands quitting? Surely you know Shetland is making noises about this already.
Your Shetlands Islands vote was a vote in the council chamber not a vote by the population of the Shetland islands. Big difference. It was just 18 councillors not the 22,920 inhabitants.
Or to put it another way just 0.07% of the population voted in favour. The move would require a majority of the 22,920 inhabitants to vote in favour in an island-wide referendum.
On that basis of extremely tiny miniscule small minority votes being enough for independance I can confirm that my household has voted to go independent from both the UK and Scotland...
It is now in my opinion a sovereign nation and refuses to pay either Income Tax or Council Tax. An application for a seat at the U.N. has yet to receive a reply but we are expecting shortly to join the great community of nations in the U.N. Who knows, perhaps even on the Security Council