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Message 1197060 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 22:51:45 UTC - in response to Message 1197052.  

The UK will then be called the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland.

No it will not. The full correct name for the UK as it stands now is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

Whoops, sorry. I changed my mind. Scotland leaves so you take out the "Great". I'm sure the Scots will approve in this slight modification of the UK official name.



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Message 1197064 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 22:58:37 UTC - in response to Message 1197060.  

The UK will then be called the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland.

No it will not. The full correct name for the UK as it stands now is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

Whoops, sorry. I changed my mind. Scotland leaves so you take out the "Great". I'm sure the Scots will approve in this slight modification of the UK official name.




Only until 2016, then it'll have to be England & Wales
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Message 1197071 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:07:08 UTC - in response to Message 1197064.  

The UK will then be called the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland.

No it will not. The full correct name for the UK as it stands now is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

Whoops, sorry. I changed my mind. Scotland leaves so you take out the "Great". I'm sure the Scots will approve in this slight modification of the UK official name.




Only until 2016, then it'll have to be England & Wales

Are you sure that Eire wants Martin McGuinness.
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Message 1197073 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:08:16 UTC

No it will not. The full correct name for the UK as it stands now is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".


We could of course expand upon this union at the expense of annoying the
Argentinians and re-name it, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands.


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Message 1197078 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:11:44 UTC - in response to Message 1197071.  
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Are you sure that Eire wants Martin McGuinness.


Well considering Eire's history, I don't think they have much choice. It'll all be down to Dublin & Stormont.

If they can work together, then i can see that being one of the reasons why Scotland want independance.

Should any of this occur, then it'll be a sad day for the British Isles.

Still say my idea of the P.U.B. is workable & it will retain the Union Jack.
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Message 1197081 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:15:26 UTC

I would be curious to know how much if any corporate oil money is filtering into the Scottish SNP.
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Message 1197082 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:16:32 UTC - in response to Message 1197073.  
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No it will not. The full correct name for the UK as it stands now is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".


We could of course expand upon this union at the expense of annoying the
Argentinians and re-name it, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands.


Good point! However, the whole consept of the United Kingdom thing is that it only includes the geographical islands of Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), Ireland and all those other little islands like Jersey and the Isle of Man. The Falklands are a bit too far away I'm afraid will have to remain as they are because they want to be British.

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Message 1197084 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:19:55 UTC - in response to Message 1197081.  

I would be curious to know how much if any corporate oil money is filtering into the Scottish SNP.


Now that is an interesting question. Could it be that the oil companies are feeding the SNP as an independant Scotland can set their own tax rates?

..or does it go much deeper?
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Message 1197087 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:22:33 UTC - in response to Message 1197084.  

It has become a common practice in my country.
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Message 1197111 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 23:58:19 UTC - in response to Message 1197084.  

I would be curious to know how much if any corporate oil money is filtering into the Scottish SNP.


Now that is an interesting question. Could it be that the oil companies are feeding the SNP as an independant Scotland can set their own tax rates?

..or does it go much deeper?


Could be but as a member of the ECM Scotland will have to in time accept
standardised tax rates as set by Europe, which seems not too far off in the
distance. The risk here would be if later the UK left the ECM and then set lower
tax rates than Scotland could. The question also is how much of the oil in
the North Sea would fall in to the hands of Scotland? Not very much at all
since upon assigning correctly set territorial water zones most of
the oil fields there will fall into UK controlled waters.



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Message 1197217 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 8:38:13 UTC

Hmmn....Davie boy needs his PR team to get a move on....

Insulting the Scots while trying to get them to stay in?

Easy Dave, just study their culture mon...

They prefer a pinch of salt with their porridge......

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Message 1197220 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 8:48:15 UTC - in response to Message 1197217.  

Hmmn....Davie boy needs his PR team to get a move on....

Insulting the Scots while trying to get them to stay in?

Easy Dave, just study their culture mon...

They prefer a pinch of salt with their porridge......

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Every picture tells a story. "hey Jimmy, that's ma porridge!" or "How dare you eat porridge without the appropriate head gear!" ;)

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Message 1197335 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 17:01:22 UTC - in response to Message 1197329.  

Hmmmm


A further link off this answers Betreger's question......shame Salmond is 30 years too late.....

Oil Fund "could be worth £30bn
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Message 1197337 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 17:05:28 UTC


I'd love to know who put our politicians up for doing silly stunts like this?
Does the hierarchy not realise that no one falls for this type of staged photo
call, a shot trying to create an image of unity with Scotland by utilising a bowl of
Scots porridge oats.
Did anyone inform Mr Cameron that not many Scots actually
eat porridge anymore and even less of them wear kilts; shock - horror!!





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Message 1197344 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 17:17:21 UTC - in response to Message 1197335.  
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Hmmmm


A further link off this answers Betreger's question......shame Salmond is 30 years too late.....

Oil Fund "could be worth £30bn

The last report I saw on oil production said it might last 20 years at most but the amount recovered would reduce significantly year by year. Unless major investment is put in to explore and develop new fields, these would be west of Shetland. Shetland probably still would not want to follow Scotland and it's politics are still Liberal.

And I thought they were having second thoughts on alterntive energy in Scotland as during the last few years at peak demand the overhead routes could not carry the load. And also in high wind conditions they had to switch off as it was too dangerous because there was a chance of short circuits due to cables touching.
There was headline story about how much was paid for them not to produce electricity. Putting more overhead routes in is controversial, spoils the views and has environment issues. Underground cables are too expensive, for distances involved.
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Message 1197348 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 17:22:35 UTC - in response to Message 1197337.  


I'd love to know who put our politicians up for doing silly stunts like this?
Does the hierarchy not realise that no one falls for this type of staged photo
call, a shot trying to create an image of unity with Scotland by utilising a bowl of
Scots porridge oats.
Did anyone inform Mr Cameron that not many Scots actually
eat porridge anymore and even less of them wear kilts; shock - horror!!



Aw, c'mon Nick, don't tell you've forgotten what they think of us? We're just "gormless peasants" to them & we need our hands held every day.
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Message 1197388 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 18:34:50 UTC - in response to Message 1197348.  

Aw, c'mon Nick, don't tell you've forgotten what they think of us? We're just "gormless peasants" to them & we need our hands held every day.




Yurrr, they fink we're all fick.....


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Message 1197412 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 19:21:19 UTC

...wut makes u say that doc?


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Message 1197492 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 21:43:28 UTC
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Jeez, with those last 4 posts, that seems to be the whole Scottish Parliament on here.....

....better let them have their independence, thry might just do a better job than Westminister.....

...Unless he puts his oars in.....



....Damn, where did the rest of the UK go?
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