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by irc
14 Dec 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 50
Views: 1197

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

Sturgeons new manifesto for a second referendum includes the construction of a hard border between Scotland and England, probably a wall, of course this will be necessary once they are safely back the fold of the EU. Two different trading areas. I just hope they leave enough space for a big pipe fo...
by irc
14 Dec 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 50
Views: 1197

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

heheh that type of thinking hasnt stopped the supporters of brexit wanting to leave the EU has it? and succeeding. Fortunately no, but its a totally different situation. Just my humble opinion listening to folk I know and whose opinions I respect in Scotland. Polls are seldom reliable but there was...
by irc
14 Dec 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 50
Views: 1197

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

heheh that type of thinking hasnt stopped the supporters of brexit wanting to leave the EU has it? and succeeding. Fortunately no, but its a totally different situation. Just my humble opinion listening to folk I know and whose opinions I respect in Scotland. Polls are seldom reliable but there was...
by irc
14 Dec 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 50
Views: 1197

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

Sturgeons new manifesto for a second referendum includes the construction of a hard border between Scotland and England, probably a wall, of course this will be necessary once they are safely back the fold of the EU. Two different trading areas. I just hope they leave enough space for a big pipe fo...
by irc
13 Dec 2019, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 50
Views: 1197

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

By vote share - independence 46% UK 54%

Just like in indyref. Who'd have thunk it?



scotland vote share.jpg
by irc
13 Dec 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Wansbeck - Ashington, once the largest coal mining town in the world - almost went Tory. Still 3 generations unemployed, and only survives because of EU money. Working class England chooses racism. The EU doesn't have any money. It returns some of the cash we give it. We have cut out the middle man...
by irc
13 Dec 2019, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Anyone fancy a seperate thread for GE predictions. 1 try per poster? Not other chat posts to keep it short to look back at after the 12th? My try for 4 largest parties would be Con 340 Lab 236 SNP 40 Lib 14 Well, not very close. Didn't expect Labour would collapse so far. But it's democracy. Give p...
by irc
12 Dec 2019, 11:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Yeah. End of uk, today. I think a big Tory majority is most calculated to frustrate the SNP's ambition, despite their success. It would be a bit naughty for the new government to oppose Scotland's right to self-determination. Almost every poll has shown a majority for remain in UK. If there is to b...
by irc
6 Dec 2019, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Corbyn is clearly Labour left. Not ultra or hyper or far, just left. The Tories are currently dominated mostly by their right wing, not far right or ultra right or whatever, simply "right". If somebody doesn't like one of these political strands, fine, but let's not exaggerate in either d...
by irc
3 Dec 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1258

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

When (and not if) the Tories sell out health care to the US, all I've got to say to those who voted for them is this: hell mend you. Usual Liebor NHS spin. Looking at the facts every govt, Liebor or Tory has increased health spending in real terms while in govt. THere isn't much in it. Spend_v3.png...
by irc
30 Nov 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 50
Views: 1794

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Please - Scottish people - correct me if I'm wrong - in Scotland, there isn't a law on trespass unless they can prove you damaged the land - or something like that. In England and Wales, trespass is a law that exists anyway. Please, will you legal eagles correct me here. Where's Thirdcrank when you...
by irc
28 Nov 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 431
Views: 8668

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a liar in power?

In a GE I work on the assumption that I'll be voting for the best of available evils. IMHO the best by far of the present bunch on offer is Corbyn. Corbyn. The man arrrested for protesting outside the trial of the Brighton Bomber. Corbyn was arrested at a ‘solidarity’ demo for Patrick Magee and oth...
by irc
28 Nov 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Five years of Boris :-) Stable govt No Westminster elections and no referendums for 5years. No Labour wrecking the economy. No Sturgeon working Corbyn from the back. What's not to like? But it's 2 weeks to go. A week is a long time in politics. And economy is doing so very well presently........ Th...
by irc
28 Nov 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5712

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. The vastly exp...
by irc
28 Nov 2019, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25789

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Five years of Boris :-)
Stable govt No Westminster elections and no referendums for 5years. No Labour wrecking the economy. No Sturgeon working Corbyn from the back. What's not to like?

But it's 2 weeks to go. A week is a long time in politics.