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  1. Got the billets for our first ever trip to Gayfield. Pre match meal booked!
  2. So it’s not a load of crap. Always better getting evidence and a reasoned, polite reply. Thanks. I’ve always found the English people in general like Scotland and the Scots. The hatred is mostly on one side. Mind you, as the independence side are not one inch nearer to their goal, seven years after the referendum, it’s pretty theoretical.
  3. It seems to be. Another illusion. They’ll be here voting for what ever right wing party sets up with a Scottish flavour. And in the economic chaos that follows with unpopular spending cuts/tax increases, a lot of people will be shocked at how conservative a large section of the population turn out to be when doesn’t have a Tory label.
  4. He is a miserable git. I played old men’s football on Wednesday against Gordon Smith. And he did score against me! Had a quick chat and he told us a few stories. Not keen at all in his Sevco connections, but seemed a nice enough chap.
  5. Much though I despise them, they are of course, Scottish. I don’t know any reasonable people who wouldn’t want them to disappear tomorrow. All it proves, once again, is that there are good and bad in every country. And they and the Rangers/Celtic coalition and the Tories would still be here after independence. A big chunk of the population.
  6. Because, it might not just be about money for everyone. Maybe they value the ties and shared experiences we’ve all gone through.
  7. They were indeed the basis of the White Paper on independence and have been described by the SNP as the gold standard. No serious economic commentator or senior SNP politician disputes them.
  8. As I say, you clearly know nothing about Barnett consequentials. Scotland has the biggest budget in its history. Brilliant stuff from @mackpomm. He’s ripping the nationalists to pieces with sheer logic, facts and knowledge. Great to see.
  9. I’m off to play fives, so see you tomorrow!
  10. I’d have to look at the individual cases and assess them, Your Honour.
  11. Mclean07


    FM Nicola Sturgeon commented “Ach, these things happen”……
  12. That they’ve never once claimed credit for one. I think, knowing them, that’s a pretty good guide.
  13. Great to see some of my arguments re the economics of an independent Scotland and the inherent conservatism of Scotland being well made by sone other posters. @Beaker71 really does his case not good at all. Senior members of his party are pleading with their supporters to stop abusing people who disagree with them as it does nothing for their case, but he still calls people yoons and scabs. He also rages nonsense about abuse. I can’t see how these people can’t see how pathetic they sound when Scotland is one of the most generously funded parts of the UK. He then make claims that are factually and demonstrably untrue like Scotland paying for HS2, when the fact is we gain millions by way of Barnett consequentials. His own leaders and economic exports have actually used Gers to make their case in the past abd have confirmed the validity of the deficit. It is so tiresome when people are in denial of facts that can be found with the tiniest amount of research. However, some brilliant other contributions from people who actually live in the real world!
  14. No, I’m very unhappy with a Tory Government, so I keep fighting for a Labour Government. I certainly don’t want my children and grandchildren to live in a country with no central bank In the event of a pandemic or financial crisis, or a country trying to get the biggest deficit in Europe under control, or a country dominated by sectarian conflict or a country that might elect a right wing government under a different banner. I’ll take my chances with Labour, thanks. By the way, the Scottish Govt haven’t created a single job in Ayrshire as stated and your reply merely proved the need for cooperation across the UK.
  15. Thank you for making the case for the UK. 103 million pounds each from the UK and the Scottish Government and 45 million from the three local authorities. A perfect example of stringer together.
  16. Post of the year. Someone who knows and understands politics. What a pleasure to read,
  17. You’re correct, I didn’t notice you were specifically talking about parties arising from the SNP. I apologise. I stand by my view that whoever led the nationalists would want their moment of glory and the bonds in that party would hold the together for a while. I also believe a good proportions of the Scottish people would be at home in a centre right party, as long as they weren’t called Tories. Indeed it is my greatest fear that we would just end up being another centre right country, but poorer,
  18. Mclean07


    What a piss poor reaction this was. Compare and contrast with her condemnation of football fans. She would have known Godley was a loose cannon and divisive and should never have been near a public health campaign. A dignified apology? Aye, after she got caught with a Twitter stream riddled with racism etc etc. How does an apology make it better? It wasn’t part of her comedy, it was her views. She was used by Sturgeon to get to the Ned vote and now she’s been dumped. But the politically correct, hate crime, loving Sturgeon just shrugs her shoulders and says “Ach, these things happen”.
  19. I agree with Ian.....again....stating what we’ve all been saying for years. Him and Russell also saying the constant abuse of opponents not helpful to their cause of persuading people. Listen and learn.
  20. You’re right, you are not wanting to hurt the poor, unlike your fellow supporter. Here is as clear an explanation as I can find of this funding which taxes the poor to bail out the rich. It’s not a social care plan it’s an asset protection plan. I will say no more as I know amongst fair and reasonable people there isn’t even an argument.
  21. They don’t want to deal with the realities. Brexiteers = Scexiteers
  22. Given some of the posts from a couple of SNP right wingers on here, nothing would set them apart from a Johnson Government. But I’ve always known that.
  23. So with an approximate Tory vote of20-25% in Scotland plus a sizeable Tory vote among the rural SNP vote (see Swinney and Ewing), there would be no centre right party in Scotland. Staggering Brigadoonism. It’s far more likely that a rebranded right of centre Scottish populist party would gain power fairly quickly amongst the economic chaos that followed. As for the SNP disolving, how staggeringly naive to think Sturgeon wouldn’t want to be the first leader of am independent Scotland. I also hope the news gets out to all the SNP voting public sector workers that their jobs are going to be slashed. There will need to be a right wing party to accommodate your views.
  24. And largely funded by the UK Government, lobbied for by Scottish politicians of every party. Not one job in fourteen years.