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Scotland's Sturgeon says: I can win an independence vote

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Satire; but it contains a valid point; see from 2:20 to 2:37.

 

 

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On 3/13/2017 at 9:07 PM, whatawonderfulday said:

But to give credit where credit is due the number of discoveries or inventions directly attributable to a Scottish person is exceptionally high given the size of the nation.  

And that doesn't even include the fried pie.

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52 minutes ago, nontabury said:

NOW what I want to know,is why din't Bertie Armstrong the Chief Executive of the Scottish Fisheries Association consult the more knowledgeable N.S and RuamRudy

I am touched and humbled that you consider me an expert on fishing, however the one small half-pound something that I caught as a boy in the Caledonian Canal probably does not qualify me as much as you think.

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but many people on this forum and in Scotland still hark back to those times


Sadly, The SNP's mindset hasn't left 1707.

I understand & respect their ambition however sadly the SNP are financially incompetent & not got for purpose.

Also, as it's been previously agreed upon, Scotland's finances requires radical restructuring, which is according to some ongoing instead of blatantly attempting to destruct the Union with their own self agenda.


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On 17/3/2560 at 5:01 PM, mommysboy said:

Many older Scots are very wary of Scots Nats and rightly so.  They will not take responsibility for debts you can be sure of that!  In fact, their stance is that it is not their debt.

 

As a nuclear free state Im not sure what their status would be within NATO.

Only three NATO countries have Nukes. And if they don't take their sure of the debt; they the Brit's will cut off the pensions, of people over 65 yrs. 2 % of GDP has to go to NATO. If they say no, you better learn to speak Russian.

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On 13/3/2560 at 7:56 PM, NanLaew said:

Or at least wait until oil prices improve?

Let them pay back England for building everything needed to take the oil, from the bottom of the North Sea.

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39 minutes ago, Blindedbythelight said:

Let them pay back England for building everything needed to take the oil, from the bottom of the North Sea.

 

England will need some money indeed to pay the giant double-digit billion debt at the EU

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Let them pay back England for building everything needed to take the oil, from the bottom of the North Sea.


I think that it was a UK government that facilitated those activities, with finance from oil companies and international banks. Nothing specifically English about it.
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1 hour ago, RuamRudy said:

 


I think that it was a UK government that facilitated those activities, with finance from oil companies and international banks. Nothing specifically English about it.

And the UK Government is ......... Spanish or French or Canadian or American or Chinese ???   or English ?

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Just now, Blindedbythelight said:

And the UK Government is ......... Spanish or French or Canadian or American or Chinese ???   or English ?

 

I rest my case.

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4 minutes ago, RuamRudy said:

 

I rest my case.

 

4 minutes ago, RuamRudy said:

 

I rest my case.

Rest ! I think you fell asleep :)

Have a good day.

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4 hours ago, Blindedbythelight said:

Let them pay back England for building everything needed to take the oil, from the bottom of the North Sea.

If you want to take that point of view, you would have accept that England was responsible for Piper Alpha, which is obviously ridiculous. All the UK government did was issue licences and reap the rewards, the oil companies funded the exploration and extraction.

Only the delusional would think that England had not already been paid. This says it all.

 

"Had Thatcher been a truly visionary politician, she would have established a wealth fund for the oil windfall, not squandered it on tax cuts and current spending."

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/04/thatcher-and-north-sea-oil-–-failure-invest-britain’s-future

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1 hour ago, sandyf said:

If you want to take that point of view, you would have accept that England was responsible for Piper Alpha, which is obviously ridiculous. All the UK government did was issue licences and reap the rewards, the oil companies funded the exploration and extraction.

Only the delusional would think that England had not already been paid. This says it all.

 

"Had Thatcher been a truly visionary politician, she would have established a wealth fund for the oil windfall, not squandered it on tax cuts and current spending."

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/04/thatcher-and-north-sea-oil-–-failure-invest-britain’s-future

Wealth was spread throughout the UK.

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19 hours ago, Blindedbythelight said:

Wealth was spread throughout the UK.

People from every corner of the British Isles contributed to making the North Sea a world leader in innovation, pushing what was then the forefront of engineering and technology. Anyone who has stood on a platform in hurricane type weather cannot fail to have been in awe of those who made it possible to be there and to remain safe.  

 

As Sandy says, the failure was of the British government squandering the income from the North Sea, pursuing their Reaganist ideology: every British person was let down by Thatcher and her followers.

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On 20/03/2017 at 0:09 PM, Blindedbythelight said:

And the UK Government is ......... Spanish or French or Canadian or American or Chinese ???   or English ?

It might be rubbish, but by Jingo it's British rubbish.

( Must be said in a Hi-So voice by the way )

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3 minutes ago, RuamRudy said:

I certainly didn't shed a tear for her but I was very uncomfortable with the gloating and cheering that took place - bad taste doesn't come close to describing that behaviour.

Unfortunately it is a hallmark of many with a nationalist agenda, particularly if the British/English are on the receiving end.

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On 3/20/2017 at 4:09 PM, Blindedbythelight said:

Wealth was spread throughout the UK.

Comments like that highlight how far out of touch some are with reality.

Despite your claim in the previous post England made very little contribution to the north sea windfall but commandeered the lions share of the revenues. Maybe you can explain to the communities on the north east coast why their labour and losses were squandered on benefits to those south of the border.

It is fairly obvious that many equate independence to nationalism rather than resentment towards the UK government. Scotland was shafted over north sea oil and a percentage of the population will take every opportunity to ensure it does not happen again. 

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