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Friday, 19 September 2014

GALICIA BIDS TO BECOME THE NEW SCOTLAND FOR BRITAIN


More than 1300 from Galicia in north-west Spain have written to David Cameron offering to stand in for Scotland.
A petition on change.org sets out their position clearly.
The Spaniards reckon they've got the attitude, culture and climate to make them an ideal substitute if Scotland quits the union.
Their petition, addressed to Mr Cameron, says: "We Galicians are aware of the fact that Scotland may become independent in 2014 and that this issue is worrying you. You needn’t think of a solution to this challenge because we have found an innovative proposal that you won’t be able to refuse:
We propose you to accept Galiza as an integral part of the United Kingdom.
This may come as a surprise to you but Galiza is also a Celtic nation in the northwest of Spain. With us on board you won’t miss the following:
Scottish pipes: we have our own.
Celtic of Glasgow: we have Celta Vigo
An amazing landscape, we have that too
Scottish clans, we have plenty of them (caciques are included)
Our people like their drinks as Scots do
We have a vibrant cultural and music scene
In Galiza it also rains a lot
We have a strong identity like Scottish people do.
We are also an Atlantic country
Flags of both countries have similar colours

We also have some stingy people.
Santiago of Compostela is our Edinburgh
With Galicians as part of the UK, you will gain the following:
Hard-working people
Galician people's accent (in English) is easier to understand than the Scottish accent
If you leave us alone, we won’t bother you
Lovely food and drinks (e.g. cozido instead of haggies, licor cafe instead of whisky, etc.)
We speak the most spoken Roman languages of the world: Portuguese (Galician) and Spanish (Galician). We are able to communicate with both Brazil and Mexico using our two languages.
Milder weather than in Scotland
We share a similar sense of humour with British people (“retranca” is the Galician irony)
British economy will improve with our fishing industry, textile (e.g. Zara), cultural tourism (The Way of St James), best beach of the world (Praia de Rodas, Illas Cies ,Vigo).
Our seafood is worldwide famous (mussels, oysters, lobsters, etc.)
Link to the original article @ The Mirror

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