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andymakesglasses
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20479 posts since 26/1/06

8 Jul 2014 11:10
Entropic wrote: the SNP are basically old labour repackaged into a form where patriotism/a common hatred of southern englishers is the cohesion for society

That's really not the case at all.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

8 Jul 2014 11:16
if there was an ENP, it would be denounced as racist overnight but it would get as much airtime and votes as UKIP
andymakesglasses
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20479 posts since 26/1/06

8 Jul 2014 11:32
That's a bit simplistic EVERS, it would depend on their policies.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

posted 8 Jul 2014 11:37, edited 8 Jul 2014 11:37
Lots of people in the rest of the UK are interested in Scottish independence and plenty travel in the UK. I don't much like the SNP (though I agree with some of their policies) and it will consign the rest of the UK to even more rightwing politics but if I was Scottish I'd probably be Pro.

By the end of August I will have been to Scotland, Wales, SW England, NW England, Yorkshire and East Anglia (for fun, not business) on different trips this year.

Different strokes and all that.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

8 Jul 2014 12:04
andymakesglasses wrote: That's a bit simplistic EVERS, it would depend on their policies.

it would (of course?) be about cutting off all but england, IOW and the channel islands
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 8 Jul 2014 12:14, edited 8 Jul 2014 12:14
DuffMan wrote: Lots of people in the rest of the UK are interested in Scottish independence and plenty travel in the UK. I don't much like the SNP (though I agree with some of their policies) and it will consign the rest of the UK to even more rightwing politics but if I was Scottish I'd probably be Pro.

By the end of August I will have been to Scotland, Wales, SW England, NW England, Yorkshire and East Anglia (for fun, not business) on different trips this year.

Different strokes and all that.
Been to all them places as well, scotland was for uni though wasnt it (or going to visit cos of uni)? And what you got against ireland then?
FLG
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5874 posts since 21/5/04

5 Aug 2014 19:38
Anyone watching the debate on ITV? Surprised Darling is doing so well
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

5 Aug 2014 20:00
Not available in England.
FLG
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5874 posts since 21/5/04

5 Aug 2014 20:03
Can stream here http://player.stv.tv/live/
thebigman
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52 posts since 23/8/06

5 Aug 2014 22:01
Watched most of it, was undecided before and still the same now :/
andymakesglasses
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20479 posts since 26/1/06

6 Aug 2014 09:37
I'm waiting for the BBC one, can't stand ITV. But from what I read about it both of them were banging their same old drums and despite the intention behind the debate weren't actually talking to the undecided but to those who had already made their minds up.

Downloaded this the other day but haven't had time to read it properly yet: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/scotlands-decision-16-questions-think-about-referendum-18-september
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

posted 26 Sep 2014 16:56, edited 26 Sep 2014 16:56
This ISIS shit is unreal. I haven't been paying much attention to politics or world affairs in general last couple years but it's just the same thing over and over again. I think the best thing to do in life is simply become a spectator and learn not to care.

524 votes to 43 for military action.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

posted 26 Sep 2014 17:22, edited 26 Sep 2014 17:22
Perpetual cycle. It in no way will make us any safer.
shralp-lad
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895 posts since 21/4/11

26 Sep 2014 17:56
That's some very brave new world style thinking there bill.
MasterBlaster
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884 posts since 7/4/12

26 Sep 2014 18:15
Do what the Russians did in the second Chechen war and just bomb the place back to the Stone Age, arm the Kurds and let them deal with things on the ground.
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

13 Jan 2015 17:20
MerciBeau
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4336 posts since 7/7/06

16 Apr 2015 20:11
anyone watching the leaders debate?

EssexBoyII
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6962 posts since 5/6/07

16 Apr 2015 20:26
Natalie Bennett is such an irritating cunt
skream
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983 posts since 23/10/11

16 Apr 2015 21:53
and the others arent?
deuce
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13968 posts since 21/1/08

17 Apr 2015 08:19
how can cameron be allowed to not attend the debates?