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So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:59
Nayan wrote (see)

Bos - "Those decisions which helped kill manufacturing, and laid the ground for the primacy of a finance industry, might not having been in Scotland's best interest."

Hold on - The scottish have known all about financial bubbles since one of their own put together the calamitous Darien Scheme of 1695-1700. This essentially cut Scotlands legs out from under it and the Union of the Crowns was essentially England bailing the scots out. Amusingly, the company set up to administer this handout went on to become the Royal Bank of Scotland - which in the here and now saw another megalomaniac scot take it on an aquisition binge and ultimately turn a train wreck.

For the most I don't recall Scots commentators talking about their financial services, especially the Edinburgh fund management industry with anything but smug satisfaction and pride. Those banks firms are now preparing to quite Scotland of course. At the risk of being glib, the union started with Scottish financiers being rubbish at numbers, and it could well end the same way.

Mclaurin, Watt and Napier would not be impressed.

whilst the Darien scheme may have been foolish, a large part of it's failure was engineered by English restrictions on free trade.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:23
Bolton that is.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:23
Hopefully see you there, good luck.

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:14
Preconceptions challenged I should say.
That's what I get for typing while browsing PlanetX

Tri Bike or carbon bike for Ironman & rent or buy?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 13:09

training training training

As a newbie triathlete I'm not having my preconceptions of the mass of triathletes as exercise shy gear junkies

Ducks........

what to wear?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:47
Snap! wrote (see)

This time of year you need a pair of light shorts and a singlet or tech tee. Unless you're using compression stuff there's really no need for tights. Where are you? Iceland?

it's not cold enough there yet either

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:45
Apple Crumble and Custard wrote (see)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3166/3061035375_52f86a2039_z.jpg?zz=1

 

I believe that's in Clacton

Swimming Anxiety

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:07
Up to you really. In this context you're only doing it to get to the end of the lane for a rest.

Swimming Anxiety

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:19
Hopefully it helps. Should also have said that after taking a short rest go back to crawl and so on.
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