The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby pwa » 19 Oct 2019, 11:43am

Speaking with almost no knowledge of the Scots economy, I hazard a guess that most employed folk there are not employed in the production of any kind of potato, or oats, or even haggis and raspberries. We associate those products with Scotland, but there must be lots of things and services that come from there without the origin being as obvious. Maybe, I don't know, UPVC widow frame extrusions or something like that, or banking and insurance services. Oil, gas and electricity. And tourism. Anyway, most economies rely mostly on domestic custom rather than export. I'm pretty sure that Scotland is a viable business proposition. Just as Catalonia would be if they were given the option.

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Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Postby Paulatic » 19 Oct 2019, 4:28pm

this is how to do it.
we can confidently predict that this video will appear in the director's cut of the next SNP party political broadcast

Please encourage your English MPs to get Section 30 signed as how can we ever be listened to in WM?
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Re: The right way to handle Scottish Independence?

Postby Audax67 » 19 Oct 2019, 5:11pm

reohn2 wrote:
Audax67 wrote:Scotland + Spud ===> Trainspotting.

Some would claim that film was a load of chit :shock:


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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Mick F » 19 Oct 2019, 6:41pm

pwa wrote:Speaking with almost no knowledge of the Scots economy, I hazard a guess that most employed folk there are not employed in the production of any kind of potato, or oats, or even haggis and raspberries. We associate those products with Scotland, but there must be lots of things and services that come from there without the origin being as obvious.
I'm sure you're correct.
Same as any region of the UK.

My issue is that Scotland was being cited as the only place you can get potatoes from.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby RickH » 19 Oct 2019, 7:54pm

Mick F wrote:My issue is that Scotland was being cited as the only place you can get potatoes from.

Not the only place but it is the main place where seed potatoes are grown (& the commercial crops will be grown from seed stock rather than keeping some of the crop to replant). Over 3x the area in Scotland compared to England & Wales (10,508 Ha v 3,254 Ha) according to the link given earlier (it is unclear whether "Yorkshire" is additional to "England and Wales" or included).

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 19 Oct 2019, 8:39pm

Mick F wrote:
pwa wrote:Speaking with almost no knowledge of the Scots economy, I hazard a guess that most employed folk there are not employed in the production of any kind of potato, or oats, or even haggis and raspberries. We associate those products with Scotland, but there must be lots of things and services that come from there without the origin being as obvious.
I'm sure you're correct.
Same as any region of the UK.

My issue is that Scotland was being cited as the only place you can get potatoes from.


I believe the potatoes were an attempt to find something MickF likes and is from Scotland :)
The question was
What else do they produce that I may like?

The conclusion I arrived at is as long as there are some potatoes on Mick’s plate then there is no need to consider the bigger picture of how commercial growers can keep doing just that. I could of course reverse the question and ask what does Cornwall produce I couldn’t live without and I assume we would draw a blank.
I doubt there is nothing thats done in Scotland which couldn’t be done in a region of England and vice versa. Some areas are more suited than others. e.g. S W England does produce some Hydro electric but it’s peanuts compared to Scotland’s Hydro. Scotland has a lot of hill sheep and yes there’s sheep on Dartmoor too. I should know because I used to send hundreds of them down there from Scotland. :D
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby pwa » 19 Oct 2019, 8:56pm

Kaolin from Cornwall. Used for lots of things, even in paper production.

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 19 Oct 2019, 9:09pm

pwa wrote:Kaolin from Cornwall. Used for lots of things, even in paper production.

I could say I’d buy mine from Devon :) Having visited Devon three times now I’m never enamoured with the place, or people, so yes I’d get mine from Cornwall. :lol:
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Mick F » 20 Oct 2019, 6:42am

Staying on the potato theme ................
Scotland have an industry producing seed potatoes. I understand that and I accept that.
There's nothing special about Scotland for potatoes. If their industry collapsed, the rest of the UK would increase theirs to compensate.

Failing that, do as we did a few short months ago.
Plant your own spuds and you don't need seed potatoes from anywhere, least of all from Scotland.

Back on topic ........

I think that Scotland needs England/Wales/Cornwall more than we need them. I fail to see how independence can help them in the slightest. Devolution is one thing - and a Good Thing as well. We all need a bit of devolution from central governments. Independence for such a small population is a step too far.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Oldjohnw » 20 Oct 2019, 7:03am

Can someone who knows about these things please do me a favour: correct the spelling of Scottish in the thread title, please!

And Independence, for that matter!
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Mick F » 20 Oct 2019, 7:12am

Sorry, not noticed that!
I'll do it now! :D


Edit.
Dunno how it can be done right through the thread. Independence and Scottish done at the OP.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Oct 2019, 7:33am

The Gaelic language and the Scots language must be promoted to create a passion for independence, like in Wales
I wouldnae ban English if I were the Taosiach, mind
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Oldjohnw » 20 Oct 2019, 8:36am

Mick F wrote:Sorry, not noticed that!
I'll do it now! :D


Edit.
Dunno how it can be done right through the thread. Independence and Scottish done at the OP.


I can bear to read the thread now! Thanks.
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Re: The right way to handle Scottish Independence?

Postby Audax67 » 20 Oct 2019, 9:02am

brynpoeth wrote:The Gaelic language and the Scots language must be promoted to create a passion for independence, like in Wales
I wouldnae ban English if I were the Taosiach, mind


Every time I hear Taoiseach pronounced my hindbrain chimes in with Teeschachtel, which might best be translated from German as tea-caddy.

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That "the" in the topic title is a bit superfluous - doesn't look like English English at all.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

Postby al_yrpal » 20 Oct 2019, 9:28am

al_yrpal wrote:Allow it to proceed and spend the funds released on English schooling eg Scotish Independance will become Scottish Independence... :wink:

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I think my post was the third in this thread....

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