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How long til he beats me?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:40

Hobble him!

Beetroot Juice

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:37

That's not blood in that drip, it's IV beetroot juice, honest!

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:08


So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:53

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:23
RicF wrote (see)

What's the big deal about calling the Scots 'the Scotch'?

From what I've heard of their drinking habits (allegedly) they are what they drink.

In the case of an ex colleague, that would be Special Brew and Vodka. Actually bought a myself a pack of Special Brew, tried one and gave the guy all the rest.

"Didn't you like it?" he asked. 'No, I lacked ability' I replied. A friend for life. 

Not actually all that bothered - I've been called a lot worse.   Just adding a little levity into the conversation.

If I was what I drank, I'd be tea with a liberal dash of wine.  Can't stand whisky.  Or haggis.


So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:43

Wait a minute!

Nicholas Witchell..... NW......Nick Windsor.......Windsor.....Royal Family's unofficial "spokesman"!

Nick Windsor IS Nicholas Witchell! 

(Or vice versa)

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:38

There have also been no reports (that I've seen) of the Yes supporters taking down the No signs and posters.  I was beginning to think that there were no No campaigners active here at all.  Then some signs appeared in my street.  Next day they were gone.  Same story all over the city. 

Not that a wee sign would influence a lot of people, but come on, play nicely.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:26
Cake wrote (see)

 It's 17:30 on a Friday I just want to finish this off and funk off home. Please stop talking to me about trivial rubbish so I can finish this dam report or someone's going to come in on Monday to find you bludgeoned to death with a stapler.

Well, did he make it out alive?

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:08
Nayan wrote (see)

Quite an amusing feature on expat scotch feeling left out on the bbc news website. Sharon Hall 42 originally from Fife sounds particularly creepy:


"It's a bit like an old boyfriend. You might not want them any more, but you don't want them to move on and start dating Iceland or whatever," says Sharon Hall, 42, who is originally from Fife.

"In this case though, it's an old boyfriend I might want to go back to," she adds.


Scotch. Scotch!??  Nayan, how could you?




RicF wrote (see)

And then there's the problem of who's going to pay for the renovation and upgrade of this.


Where's me trowel?


So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:24
GraemeK wrote (see)
Big Eck is promising some sort of Scottish Xanadu with free this and that. How's he going to pay for it? Oil revenues are in long term decline, he can't put oil taxes up because the companies will threaten to shut down, corporation taxes up, they'll domicile themselves in England or, more likely, Ireland with its low tax rates. He can't borrow money because he's reneged on his share of the UK debt and nobody trusts him and can't print money because he's using another country's currency.
Westminster politicians are, whatever their party, in it for themselves, but quite why Scots think that Holyrood politicians will be any different to those in London is beyond me. Sure they might be better at first but give it a couple of years and they'll be up to the same tricks as the London lot.
It all strikes me as a bit like the 18 year old who's going to leave home, get his own flat and do things properly, stay up late, get in when he wants and watch what he wants to on telly. Only the sinking realism is that there are bills to be paid, washing to be done and you can't function on 2 hour's kip, red bull and lager.


Maxpower North West wrote (see)

Big_G - there are no regulations to prevent the Government setting up another referendum if the No vote wins. However, practically this would be unlikely for many years. You may be interested to know that the Government is no legally bound by a referendum result and could go against it (obviously very unlikely and in practice would cause a riot!)

I seem to remember that prior to the referendum being set up, there were a lot of discussions between SNP and Westminster, the upshot being that Westminster agreed and are now legally bound to uphold the result of the referendum.  Although as you say, they would be unlikely to go against it.  Can you imagine the political carnage.

The polls are showing that the gap is narrowing.  Difficult to tell how it will go really.  But I suspect there are more No voters keeping their heads below the parapet.

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