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Message 1296620 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 17:33:09 UTC
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Um er, is this wise Nick?

Under Milk Wood is one of the most famous works from the noted UK Playwright Dylan Thomas. His fictional small Welsh fishing village of Llareggub has gone down in the annals of history as a revered piece of literature.

And of course who could forget that the The town's name is the inspiration for the country of Llamedos in the famous author Terry Pratchett's Discworld. In this setting, Llamedos is a parody of Wales.

Isn't life grand?

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Message 1296624 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 17:37:04 UTC - in response to Message 1296620.

No it isn't... Now don't you be giving the Taffies an excuse to go for Independence as well!


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Message 1296649 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 19:00:34 UTC - in response to Message 1296624.

No it isn't... Now don't you be giving the Taffies an excuse to go for Independence as well!

No chance of the majority of the Welsh ever voting for independence.
They know too well that upon independence then the north would wish to
split from the south. Then the south, who speak English, would be left on their
own wondering why did we go for independence in the first place. No, no ones
going to vote for independence for independence is an ideological dream in
the minds only of a few non-achieving, low ability, I wont power politicians.

Making Scotland independent is not going to make it any better off. Simply
because it has the same interfering, meddling, full of self importance politicians
stopping the country from winning as are left behind in Westminster post
independence.


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Message 1297322 - Posted: 20 Oct 2012, 20:44:05 UTC

Hey thanks Alex....appreciate the "new" moniker I'm hijacking from you....

Salmond condemns UK's "Lord Snooty's"

I love it.


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Message 1297331 - Posted: 20 Oct 2012, 21:15:11 UTC - in response to Message 1297322.

Hey thanks Alex....appreciate the "new" moniker I'm hijacking from you....

Salmond condemns UK's "Lord Snooty's"

I love it.


He said the ballot would be a once-in-a-generation chance for Scotland to turn its potential into prosperity.

Do you understand this Scotland, "A once-in-a-generation chance"........
.....meaning if you vote NO, then you'll have all this independence issue to
go through again in 30 years time.


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Message 1297333 - Posted: 20 Oct 2012, 21:19:10 UTC - in response to Message 1297331.

Naw Nick, it's their only chance. 30 years time, all of Europe including us will be controlled from Brussels (read that to mean Berlin & Paris}.
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Message 1297391 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 0:29:43 UTC - in response to Message 1297333.
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Naw Nick, it's their only chance. 30 years time, all of Europe including us will be controlled from Brussels (read that to mean Berlin & Paris}.

Nay....them canny Scott's are up to something here? Once the haggis goes on
the march then there's nothing to stop it over-running Europe hence taking
over full control. The haggis first tried it on by marching south but took
a nasty pasting off the British sausage. Lesson learnt, so soon it could attempt
a new assault on Europe via the eastern coastal waters with a swift landing
in France. The European sausage is tooooo soft, it ain't got no grissol so
can't stand up to the haggis when swished around. Once France is over-run then
it's on to Brussels next, upon being conquered it gets renamed "Neeps"
Germany then capitulates else suffers the consequences of having whisky doused
into it's beer. Scotland now in control of Europe but only for a short time.
On seeing Scotland totally undefended, the British sausage marches north and
with little resistance Scotland again becomes part of the UK. Our queen
now becomes queen of Europe and re-adopts the old royal name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
and declares her self Emperor of Europe. I knew them Royals were up to something
fishy, always got one of them up there in Scotland, month in - month out.
The Queen of Europe now declares an absolute monarchy and all Catholics have
to change religion or face burning at the stake. The Popery gets dissolved, the
Vatican city get pilloried and all then burnt to the ground, you know - the usual
sort of things Monarchs love to get up to.
Russia becomes worried so thinks it might be a good time to bring back the Tzar,
but clearly he's suffering badly from anorexia?? and wont last long.
America, never one to be out done, declares that it has had a Monarchy for many
years at that Rock Hudson was it's first Queen, ooops sorry, first ever King.

Yes so as one can see history does like to rhyme but some!! never seem to
remember how the rhymes always seem to end with the same line..."Blooming disaster"

p.s. Paris (France) is nearly broke so with no money in it's pocket it has
nothing to call the tune with.....now there's trouble!!
We know that America is applying quite a lot of pressure in trying to get
the ECM to sort it's finances out. The American economy depends a great deal
on the health of Europe. If Germany did finally take control of Europe then I
feel it would be with the blessing of the USA government behind it. If it came
to this then where will the UK be in relation to the ECM? On the outside, at the
insistence of the USA, but with all privileges afforded to it as if it were a
full member.
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Message 1297480 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 8:02:18 UTC

Dunno what you were on Nick, but it seems powerful stuff, can I try a glass of it?

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Message 1297495 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 8:49:28 UTC

And Scottish viewers may have to pay extra to watch BBC

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Message 1297502 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 9:05:01 UTC

After decades of (some, not all) Scots droning on about it, there is to be a vote on Scottish independence. It is going to be a straight yes or no question. In or out, with no shake-it-all-about option …

So, while the Nats will ask Scotland to vote yes to leaving the UK, that independence now means signing up after 2014 to joining a burgeoning EU Federation and handing over to Brussels many of the powers the Nats say they must have back from London to be independent. Oh, and simultaneously they want to keep using sterling, the currency of the rest of the UK which is run from London.
It is a very strange kind of independence.


Strange indeed!

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Message 1297525 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 10:48:48 UTC - in response to Message 1297480.

Dunno what you were on Nick, but it seems powerful stuff, can I try a glass of it?

No, it seems I had the last of it. Mind you, I did find myself on the roof this
morning upon waking. Neighbour she tells me, "It was only a glass of red wine that
I gave you", oh yea?


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Message 1297527 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 10:56:09 UTC - in response to Message 1297502.

After decades of (some, not all) Scots droning on about it, there is to be a vote on Scottish independence. It is going to be a straight yes or no question. In or out, with no shake-it-all-about option …

So, while the Nats will ask Scotland to vote yes to leaving the UK, that independence now means signing up after 2014 to joining a burgeoning EU Federation and handing over to Brussels many of the powers the Nats say they must have back from London to be independent. Oh, and simultaneously they want to keep using sterling, the currency of the rest of the UK which is run from London.
It is a very strange kind of independence.


Strange indeed!

A reason why some of us here scratch our heads over it.


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Message 1297542 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 11:32:19 UTC
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And good morning to you Nick.

No, it seems I had the last of it. Mind you, I did find myself on the roof this morning upon waking. Neighbour she tells me, "It was only a glass of red wine that I gave you", oh yea?

Powerful stuff indeed. You know the time of year Nick, just be careful she doesn't have a black pointy hat, a couple of toads, and a cauldron ....

A reason why some of us here scratch our heads over it.

Indeed so, and well they might. The bookies are currently giving odds against Independence, but as I'm not a professional gambler like some, I shan't be availing myself of their offers.

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Message 1297551 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 12:18:40 UTC

Hey Alex, you been on the "hard stuff" all night, because it seems to have addled your brain cells!

You want an independent Scotland to be part of the "nuclear backed" NATO Alliance, yet make Nukes illegal? What next? Make it illegal for "sassenachs" to live in Scotland?

Nukes to be outlawed
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Message 1297714 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 21:40:16 UTC - in response to Message 1297551.

Hey Alex, you been on the "hard stuff" all night, because it seems to have addled your brain cells!

You want an independent Scotland to be part of the "nuclear backed" NATO Alliance, yet make Nukes illegal? What next? Make it illegal for "sassenachs" to live in Scotland?



He's got to create something worth living in Scotland for first before he could
ever adopt "that" type of policy. It could be the other way around and that
he bans the Jocks from escaping...ooooops sorry..... moving south.

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Message 1297718 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 21:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 1297714.

Then maybe Butch can introduce new laws as well....

As Scotland achieved independence, visas will be required for all Jocks to come south with the visas only being for a maximum of 30 days.
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Message 1297753 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 23:18:58 UTC - in response to Message 1297718.

Then maybe Butch can introduce new laws as well....

As Scotland achieved independence, visas will be required for all Jocks to come south with the visas only being for a maximum of 30 days.

I wonder how Scotland will evolve under independence? But I bet a million
Scottish pounds that they'll forge closer and more amenable ties with the
UK for their going to feel very isolated on their own within the ECM.

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Message 1297766 - Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 0:22:36 UTC

Let alone the loss of all those high quality jobs they may lose at Faslane ...
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Message 1297791 - Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 4:18:44 UTC

The sooner Faslane is closed down the better, I might have to move back to Scotland to vote..

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Message 1297845 - Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 11:12:29 UTC

Not move back to, but move to Hev ...
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