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by firedfromthecircus
28 Nov 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Is Westminster a SNP's code or trope for the English? Kind of like Zionist is an antisemitic trope for Jews? I don't think it is. But why use it when the SNP account for 35 to 44 people sitting in Westminster. Enough to contribute significantly in key votes? They're a part of Westminster too I thin...
by firedfromthecircus
28 Nov 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Political generation? There was 18 years between the first and second devolution refs. I'll settle for that. My prediction will be 16 years. Two terms of Conservative govt takes us to 2029. A ref a year into the next labour or coalition govt is 2030. 16 years on from the 2014 indyref. Is that a gen...
by firedfromthecircus
28 Nov 2019, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Of course there are different ways of looking at it. Whether the majority of SNP MPs or MSPs have changed is not relevant for me. Someone who starts young like Nicola Sturgeon can be around for a long time. Look at Corbyn for example. He's been an MP for decades and you can't say that there haven't ...
by firedfromthecircus
28 Nov 2019, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

As for it not being on the ballot paper or the legislation - it is a convention that a parliament can't bind it's successors. So the once in a generation wasn't in the law it relies on the losers accepting the result. Like in other democratic votes. THhre may need to be another indref sometime in t...
by firedfromthecircus
27 Nov 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

What was the gap between the most recent time and the previous referendum? That could give you an idea. 2014 was the only vote on Scottish independence. There was no vote in 1707. Perhaps it's worth remembering that parliamentary sovereignty means that no parliament can bind the hands of a later pa...
by firedfromthecircus
27 Nov 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Just thought I'd have a wee look at changes in the parties leaderships since IndyRef. Tories: Cameron, May, Johnson. Scot Tories: Davidson, Carlaw (acting). Labour: Miliband, Corbyn. Scot Labour: Lamont, Murphy, Dugdale, Leonard. LibDems: Clegg, Farron, Cable, Swinson. 15 leaders among 5 parties or ...
by firedfromthecircus
27 Nov 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

The First Minister said it was a once in a generation. "Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond told the BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show that if the majority of Scots vote No to independence on 18 September, there will be no second referendum on the subject within this "political generation...
by firedfromthecircus
27 Oct 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Radius Peer Gynt going cheap.
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Radius Peer Gynt going cheap.

Peer Gynt going cheap on eBay right now. Ends Monday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Radius-Peer- ... SwihtdrW~z

No connection to the seller but if I had the space and was closer to Lowestoft I'd be very tempted.
by firedfromthecircus
15 Oct 2019, 8:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

What about our military bases in Scotland - are they essential? If so they'd probably be retained as British territory like the base areas in Cyprus. If anyone wonders why Scots may feel like anything less than a partner in a union of equals this attitude expressed by Pete should clarify it! We are...
by firedfromthecircus
15 Oct 2019, 8:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

I’m really struggling with this. If I understand this correctly you live in Scotland for ten years and during that time feel it’s none of your business to vote on how it’s run or plans for its future. Military personnel serving somewhere is not really the same as civilians choosing to live somewher...
by firedfromthecircus
14 Oct 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

How many people live in Scotland and are actually Scottish? 4million max, and most of them live in the central belt. I’m failing to see the significance of that. My point is that there's only 4m people who could want independence and far less if you have a vote on it. There are many more than 4m pe...
by firedfromthecircus
14 Oct 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5852

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

We have have had a lot of soul searching about our own nation (UK) in recent years, but one thing we can all be very proud of is that if a part of the UK displays signs that it may want independence, it will at some point be given a vote on the matter. Spain's shameful response to calls for a vote ...
by firedfromthecircus
25 Sep 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 520
Views: 232858

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Gotta love a LWB!

Why did you change to the 20" front wheel?

When you said they no longer make them I had to take a look at the Rans site to see what they do still make and I see two Stratus models still listed, the XP and the LE. Are they set for the chop?
by firedfromthecircus
4 Sep 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Workstand
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: Workstand

I have a Park stand but I want one of these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tacx-T3075-Cyclemotion-Stand/dp/B000NNRBCY/ref=asc_df_B000NNRBCY/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310164787656&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10177979870517518119&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=...
by firedfromthecircus
4 Sep 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Workstand
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: Workstand

I have a Park stand but I want one of these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tacx-T3075-Cyclemotion-Stand/dp/B000NNRBCY/ref=asc_df_B000NNRBCY/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310164787656&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10177979870517518119&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c...