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  1. I had both Labour and Lib dem leaflets through the door (it's always by post I never get people delivering or canvassing). Lib dem - it made it clear it was the Lib dems to be fair. It set out clear policies and what they age already delivered. I actually thought it was a good letter to be honest. Not a hope in Hell of them getting anywhere here but it was a decent letter. As I've said previously, the Labour letter from Russell Brown was a good one. No 'Only Labour can stop the Tories' lines. However, the one today was from Gordon Brown. Saviour of te Union is now trying to save Labour it w
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  2. I've noticed the BBC comments have become increasingly right-wing in recent months, it's as if the 'kippers have taken over. Becoming more and more like the specimens you see commenting on Daily Mail articles. And once again, I find myself wanting to vote for Nicola Sturgeon!
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  3. From a Highland perspective, they've all bloody lost it. We had some twerp-like FibDem canvasser again today spouting such utter tosh my jaw nearly hit the cat-flap.
    2 points
  4. Yep, Edinburgh North & Leith Con 14 (-1) LAB 29 (-9) LD 6 (-28) SNP 43 (+33) Other 7 (+3) Edinburgh South Con 16 (-6) LAB 34 (-1) LD 8 (-26) SNP 37 (+29) Other 6 (+4) Basically the LibDems vote has tanked. Labour surprisingly unchanged in Edin S, unless there's some tactical shenanigans going on. Catch, I'm being buried with election stuff, mainly from the LibDems as they desperately attempt to hold on to their seat. Funny though how they seem to have dropped the 'Sir' from in front of Robert Smith's name on the later election material.
    2 points
  5. (Firstly mods sorry for the continuation of off-topic discussion, but it is relevant to discussions on Gaelic language policy which is a political topic - a lot if folk responded to my little background story so it would be nice to afford them the reply that they deserve given that they took the time to respond to me). Your area has quite a fascinating linguistic history SW. If there is a historically Gaelic heartland in Lowland Scotland, then it's certainly Dumfries and Galloway. While the language was spoken across all of Scotland during the Middle Ages (only in the south of Lothian was An
    2 points
  6. Knocker .... A little bit alarmist don't you think? 30 Meters of sea level rise caused by Antarctica in the forseeeable ! I think it just as likely we will have an Ice age by the time that happens. I suppose we must expect more of this bs before the Paris Conference. He clearly is after his share of the spoils. Also no mention of the recent discovery of the ice being much thicker than was anticipated and extending downwards much deeper under the ocean. Definately no menton of the Australian cruise down there a couple of years back. MIA
    2 points
  7. From the album: Milkyway

    The other day there was an insane area of fog around the whole island, really thick! but we got above and I captured the milkyway above it !
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  8. Ok Then... Why did he mention it ?. Oh, I see, you do not think it was put in the paper for effect then, you think it is realistic!!?? Why else would he put it there? So you do not think the figure was included to scare people, with Paris coming up?? 'The Australian sector of the Antarctic continent (about 40% of the total) has the potential to raise the sea level by 30 meters.' 'A further area of substantial instability has been found which increases the chances of substantial sea level rise in the future'.. These are not the statement of an unbiased scientific researcher, be
    1 point
  9. Two new Ashcroft polls for Edinburgh South and Edinburgh North & Leith today I see, SNP ahead in both.
    1 point
  10. Thank you very much for your post. I was very ignorant on the matter
    1 point
  11. The implication of recent Telegraph articles is that democracy in it's view is that only parties which stand across the UK should contest UK General Elections? Of course it was always perfectly fine when the boot was on the other foot. The inability of the Scottish electorate to remove Scottish Ministers from power in general election after general election before devolution didn't seem to matter to right wing unionists - their sudden interest in democratic deficits being entirely self serving since this is the system they have supported steadfastly for decades a UK W
    1 point
  12. SNP are the least nationalist of the main UK parties at the moment. 'Nationalist' in the sense of cultural / ethnic always gets you high levels of 'authoritarian' on the social scale. http://www.politicalcompass.org/uk2015 Civic nationalism on the other hand doesn't. Hence the SNP are by a country mile the most popular party for e.g. immigrants to Scotland from outside the UK. SNP are also the first to second most popular party for immigrants to Scotland from the rUK. Interestingly, the parties that bang on about most about bannockburn, Bruce, Wallace, Braveheart* etc a
    1 point
  13. Update for the week to April 18th The current 5 day mean is on 14,019,200km2 while the 1 day extent is at 13,972,000km2. The daily anomaly (compared to 81-10) is at -623,070km2, a decrease from -859,810km2 last week. The anomaly compared to the 07, 11 and 12 average is at -183,400km2, a decrease from -311,870km2 last week. We're currently 5th lowest on record, down from 3rd lowest last week. The average daily change over the last 7 days was -6.3k/day, compared to the long term average of -40.0k/day, and the 07, 11 and 12 average of -24.5k/day. The average long term change ove
    1 point
  14. For him to have 'lost it' you'd need to assume he 'had it' to start with. He is looking and sounding more and more unhinged as we approach the election, and if Kezia's performance in yesterday's interview is anything to go by I think he's taking her with him. I saw that interview as I was making lunch and I was transfixed. I think she'd been told "just keep talking, that way they can't ask any more awkward questions". She certainly went at it with gusto, a relentless stream of drivel coming out at 100mph. I was waiting on her passing out after forgetting to pause for breath! What with
    1 point
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  16. Sub-polar jet stream meanders northward again in this region of the world. After a low level snow event in New Zealand last week, a significant cold outbreak is about to hit south-east Australia. The cold push from the south looks terrific on the latest satellite picture. Light snow forecast to 500m in Tasmania, 900m in Victoria, 1200m in New South Wales. Snow settling at this level in south-east Tasmania during April is rare - I only remember one occasion in the last 25 years. Snow pictures tomorrow if there's anything appealing to show. ------ With colder air penetrating acr
    1 point
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