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by Tangled Metal
15 Oct 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

The wall was south of the Scottish border I thought. Although I think I read once that there was another wall north of hadrian's wall.
by Tangled Metal
15 Oct 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Devolution isn't the same as independence. It's more about political power, about where your main or closest representatives are based. There's forms if devolution from assemblies, Scottish parliament, county councils right through to parish councils. None of them are independent states. The other p...
by Tangled Metal
15 Oct 2019, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

I think it's possibly because SNP are more into EU style consensus politics.

Does sound a little like a rejection of the union rather than a true desire for independence. Out of one union and into a bigger one asap. Still none of my business.
by Tangled Metal
15 Oct 2019, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Ale was historically a drink consumed by all when water was unsafe. Imagine duty on water? Whiskey isn't a drink in that sense. So whilst the real reason was numerical there's a very good reason not to have high duty on sales. This drinking of ale instead of unsafe water has very strong roots in Bel...
by Tangled Metal
15 Oct 2019, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Anyone know the history of the union? In my ignorance I was taught about a new world investment bubble the Scots got themselves into causing a big debt. Resistance to joining in a union with England and Wales (and Ireland? ) was overcome hence the union. Technically a union if equals hence the diffe...
by Tangled Metal
15 Oct 2019, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Cornish language? That was a good save I believe, wasn't it down to the last native speaker at one point before the boffins went in to save it? Culture of the Cornish is and always was strong even if the language weakened. Strange place, strange people at times. Very much like the Welsh speaking par...
by Tangled Metal
15 Oct 2019, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Isn't nationally based on place of birth and nationality of your parents? If you're born and bred Scottish but living outside Scotland, say in England, what nationality would you suggest post independence for Scotland? My grandfather was American his whole life despite living in liverpool for most o...
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1714

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Family lived in OK and my rides used to start with a ride down one of the hills to the crossroads. Usually down to Arnside and Silverdale on a self created time trial route I liked. Overall time improvements and beating my 58mph record were the two obsessions over that route. :D I nearly bought a 20...
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2145

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Bear in mind all the big supermarket chains actually only supply Halal. Sorry, but that's nonsense ( how would you define Halal pork? :shock: ). Where did you pick up this canard from, could it have been an Islamophobic website? It is true that all New Zealand lamb supplied to the UK is Halal, beca...
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Personally I'm a unionist in sentiment and always felt the stage when devolution was being discussed was when matters if the union should have been discussed across the union. What form should the union take? Should it even exist? My issue is that all rubber arguments for devolution applied equally ...
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Independence for England from the union please. I'm sure many on here will be pleased since it would leave the British nuclear capability with the Scottish bases it's maintained at. Nuclear disarmament and liberation from Scotland, Wales and northern Ireland in one fell sweep! Seriously though, thin...
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1714

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

We have Nether Kellet and Over Kellet near us. Over Kellet is the nicer village.
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1714

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

nah not very imaginative. buy a town and call it Sodom and Gomorrah You'd need two towns for that. Or buy two villages like upper and lower Wallop. But which would you call sodom and which gomorrah? Distasteful joke removed. Hell is a town in mid Wales I once got told. I've never seen it on a map t...
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Woman's fight for A505 safety work

Isn't there evidence supporting the switching if crossroads into staggered junctions due to optical effects fooling drivers into thinking there was more time to brake before the crossroads?
by Tangled Metal
14 Oct 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 92
Views: 1456

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49974289 Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in an independence referendum in 2017. I cant help but think this wont help matters in the long run. It seems Spai...