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Pirate Records, Rankings and Shieldholders

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 13:42

update on the shields,

They’ve been with a local trophy shop for 6 weeks and were supposedly getting a
quote, what has happened is they’ve gone ahead with the work to have a ‘craftsman’
make larger shields using our existing as a template. 

They still cant give me a price (will do next week I think), but its sounding
like a lot, just the craftsman work is £70 a shield.  As a comparable Timpson already quoted me £120
per shield.

They have confirmed its their mistake and we’re not obliged to go ahead.

Intention is to pay the money from the pirate kitty if what’s in their stands
the cost. 

Watch this space

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 17:26

Hardly a forced marriage, it was Scotland who were cap in hand asking for a bailout. 

More like a marriage where one partner falsely accuses the other of all sorts of things to and tries to take them for a ride in the divorce courts.

I dont think anyone would have a problem with independence if it was based on reality, if the SNP were prepared, and had set out a viable proposition.  Instead they dodge every awkward question and seek to manipulate facts, opinion and mislead.

Id rather the 'pseudo-politicians' than the storm trooper 'yes' at any cost Fascists that seem to be the emerging face of Scottish politics. 

Doesnt it strike you as a bit mental that people are so hell bent on 'Independence' but they are happy to give up representation in parliament but have their economy controlled by the UK, and then go cap in hand to the EU.  If thats not Drapetomania I dont know what is.

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 10:33
I bet Nigel Farage is rubbing his hands with glee over all this.

People won't roll over and take subsidising Scotland and the rest of the EU and all the bureaucrats lining their pockets. It's not democracy when Scottish MPs get to vote on Non Scottish policy but we don't get a say in theirs, same as all the unelected federalists in the EU

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 07:30
Scotland has a higher proportion of MPs per head population than England.

I don't think it's the conspiracy many make it out to be , more a centralising effect. You could make the same argument about Cardiff & South Wales vs North.

25 million people live in South East & London, that's 3x Scotland, 8 times Wales.

I think there's more plans for tracking in South East than North, Suurey hills for one.

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 06:28
Another indication of how desperate things have become when a respected journalist feels the need to speak out like this.

Guess the SNP will have to demonstrate at ITN now as well as the BBC

Dart 10K

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 23:42

Great report, well done

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 23:26

That's the trouble you talk about polarisation of wealth, but is leaving the the UK a viable solution, which country in the world without polarisation of wealth are you intending to emulate with these utopia socialist politics, where is the evidence to show a working proposal? 

Does the redistribution of wealth include you giving up 90% of your lifestyle to bring 99% of the global population up to your own level of wealth, or do you just want a cut from the 0.0000001% super rich? 

Are you going to trade in your central heating and imported goods for a near subsistence lifestyle to help out the rest of the world?

The referendums as much about independence as greed, wanting something that someone else has got.  Thinking the grass is greener on the other side, but with no thought that actually its quite good at the moment and could get worse. 

Yes a minute proportion of people get lucky, some also make their own luck, but without them we wouldn't have a Facebook, nor a Google, Apple, you name it, most of the benefits we enjoy in the western world are a product of capitalism.  The same capitalism you'll be enjoying as you type the response on your capitalist computer on the capitalist hosted internet.

I agree that its not fair, life's not fair, we weren't born equal and we wont die equal but I cant see there's any obvious solution, I think when you think through the consequences it ultimately leads to a step down for everyone.

Happy for you to lead the redistribution of wealth by example.

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:51

Afghanistan didn't cost us to much in the grand scheme of things, most of the spending would have recirculated within the UK economy as opposed to personal spending which largely leaves the country via our negative balance of payments.  One of the best ways to improve our economy would be to stop buying junk we don't need from China.  Not to mention a boycott on Scottish Whiskey, Tartan and Shortbread

Im all for cutting the wages of bureaucrats, we need investors and wealth creators to grow the economy for everyone's benefit.

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:30
popsider wrote (see)

I would vote yes.   I doubt that the financial pain will be as catastrophic as some are painting it - I'm not doubting there will be some but long term I think it could benefit the Scottish economy.   Overall though the UK is a country run by an old boy network and increasingly for the benefit of that old boy network.   Who cares if the economy is recovering if only a small percentage are really benefiting from it.   Maybe an independent Scotland can run things a bit better rather than going down the American route of a polarised society with extremes of wealth and poverty.  

What economy, without a currency there is no economy, the jobs will be moving south, the investment will move south.  The businesses that have already dared to speak out have been threatened with 'retribution', suggestions of renationalisation and refusal to pay Scotland's share of the debt, which bits of independence present a positive picture for business and investment?  Is it the never never land funded 3% cut to corporation tax? (and who pays for that?).  Business and Individuals don't invest to skim a few extra %, theyre concerned with corporate governance & risk.

Think we've already seen the example of Alex Salmond not running things differently, he certainly didn't pull his punches when pushing the RBS ABN take-over, and certainly wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty rolling over local communities on to oil the wheels for Donald Trump.

Who says only a small percentage are benefitting from the economic recovery, who exactly is the £750 billion per annum public spending going to? Maybe we should tax the net contributers out of the country or asset strip them like is proving so unsuccessful in France / Greece.

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 21:11

You can argue about the figures not adding up but there's no arguing with the macro economic figures we're seeing as the country pulls out of recession.  By every indicator, OBR, IMF, ONS, etc, unemployment is down, inflation is down, interest rates are low and we've one of highest growth rates across the major economies, much of Europe is showing signs that theyre returning to recession.  Even German growth is falling.

For sure the rich have weathered the storm a lot better, the gap between rich and poor is widening but turning over the apple cart and making a total mess of our economy wont just root out the bad apples it'll ruin the whole economy.  Only 10% of the population are net contributors, those rich people (and the Banks) that everyone loves to hate pretty much pay for the rest of the country.

One last thing I forgot to mention in my earlier rant, how much is the process of independence going to cost, just separating TSB from Lloyds Banking Group cost around £300 million.  the £100 billion for Trident replacement will be small change when its all added up, Business and all our pension funds, will probably lose more than that in one day following a yes vote.

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