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Scottish Currency

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jack D3200, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Kate, I've just heard the H&I vote - pretty resounding NO; I was expecting YES. Was it the incomers that turned it? Cheers, Oly
  2. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Is it too early to get back to the Nikon versus Canon debates? :D
  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear David,

    Much too early -- and pointless too. By the next election, let alone the next referendum, they'll both have released yet more new cameras with minute changes and differences that only a Nikon or Canon owner would care about.

    People complain about Leica releasing special M-series models that are only slight variations on what has gone before, but at least their "base" models (MP, M7, M9/M-E, M typ 240) aren't changed every 20 minutes.


  4. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    Who was it that said "Me no Leica/Like a"

  5. KeithLeslie

    KeithLeslie Well-Known Member

    Getting back on thread here!!

    May I say, thank goodness Scots had the sense to see through Salmond.

    Westminster MUST deliver change now. For ALL of us, not just Scotland. And our politicians need to stop treading on eggshells around Farage, too, and get some backbone. (Of course, he was still peddling his divisive poison about Scots MPs this morning) They need to wake up and smell the coffee, and deliver proper, good governance for the UK, for ALL of us, not just a few rich cronies.

    My cousin is holidaying in Germany at the moment, and he was quite shocked to find that, he says, the cost of living there is about a third less than here. Rip-off Britain is alive and well, and our MPs should be doing something useful about it instead of spouting hot air. Maybe the one thing that we can and should thank Salmond for is shaking up the complacent wotsits in Westminster. Let's all get on the same bus! I got involved with campaign groups early this year, and they do have an effect on our MPs. 38 degrees, SumOfUs, doesn't matter which - do it! After all, what have any of us to lose?

    Come the revolution, eh?[​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    Possibly, someone with one of these?


  7. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    I refer the honourable gentleman to my earlier reply...

    :D :D :D
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    No. My feeling is a traditional Labour vote (based on personalities, not substance) and a dislike of Salmond. Pretty pathetic. Unfortunately some just couldn't see what an opportunity it was and how it wasn't a party battle but one for our future.
  9. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    Salmond couldn't convince his own area, so maybe it's more of a problem than just the Labour vote.

    Lets hope the greater powers are passed to all regions of the UK.
  10. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    Or, perhaps, it was just that a majority want to keep things as they are?

    That's the thing about a secret ballot: nobody is obliged to explain their decision to anyone else. They're free to nod and agree with everyone and then do exactly what they want.
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    You know my friends and neighbours on my Island, do you? Drop in past when next you wind up here - and please, I don't need patronising remarks about secret ballots... but if you must, then so be it.
  12. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

  14. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I loved it too. The only alternative to seeing it as the petulant reaction of a bad loser is to say, "Ah, what you mean is, Scotland is a tinpot third world country that can't even organize a fair election." The former interpretation seems a lot likelier, though I suppose you could bring the Illuminati into the argument. Everyone knows that the Scottish Illuminati are the worst. If you need more information about the Scottis Illuminati, try http://nowewont.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-history-of-the-scottish-illuminati-hail-mary

    Never mind "I'll get my coat." This one is a candidate for "I'll get my tinfoil hat."


  15. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    All I can say is that I'm glad it's finally settled (hopefully soon, at least) and so this evening I will open a bottle of malt, accompanied by a few oat cakes (to soak up the juice of the malt), and put a Jimmie Shand CD on, for in truth I'm mightily relieved I won't have to take my passport on my next visit north.
  16. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    Hang about! Where did that come from?

    All I meant was that anyone can say anything about their voting intentions but act differently when it comes to putting pen to paper.
  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    OK. Sorry. I'm tired...
  18. KeithLeslie

    KeithLeslie Well-Known Member

  19. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    First find your stash of gold and ancient charter...

  20. mikeh201355

    mikeh201355 Well-Known Member

    Salmond has resigned.

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