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  1. Why on earth would I be embarrassed? Merely pointing out a pretty huge error by you. The figure in itself was always meaningless and being so far in the future made it moreso. It may be right, it's probably wrong, but the fact that we'll be much worse off than we would have been, is almost certainly correct.
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  2. Another example of Labour working against Scotland as thanks for voting Labour... This licensing regime was introduced as a 'market reform' by New Labour. Prior to these changes, both pre and post privatisation Scottish Hydro Electric had the cheapest electricity tariffs in the UK. The power for the North was generated in the North, but now even power produced and consumed locally is subject to these fees, thus the former North of Scotland Hydro Board area now has the most expensive tariffs. Scottish Hydro Electric and Scottish Power were also fully vertically integrated utilities, they
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  3. So do you consider that this outcome is the result of a winning ploy? "In the EU case, there are at least 27 other parties involved, each with a veto. The Bloomberg survey makes clear that post-Brexit negotiations will be a game of 27-dimensional chess. Theresa May won’t be able simply to stitch together a deal with Angela Merkel. She’ll have to accommodate, say, Spain’s wish for joint sovereignty over Gibraltar or Denmark’s desire for reciprocal fishing access. The eastern European states will demand that Britain make a financial contribution to the EU in return for privileged single mar
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  4. What a chart that is on the still image *drools*
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  5. Frankly I'd have been too embarrassed to point that out.....Osborne claiming he can predict to within a pound 3.5 years in the future would have been ridiculous enough, but 13.5 years!!! Priceless
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  6. During the years of my growing up in the 40's and 50's certain public attitudes were common and I often heard them repeated - 'The only good German was a dead German' - 'the French did not wash and they gave up virtually without a fight', 'the Italians had tanks with two forward gears and 5 reverse'. Other races were treated as second class citizens but happily we grew beyond that and for the most part growing into a tolerant multi racial society. However there are indications that, albeit a minority of people are, though probably always have been intolerant of incomers and ideas in
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  7. Quite. When I post bad economic news it's not just to be negative for negatives sake. We are where we are and I hope, although it wasn't what I voted for, that we secure a prosperous future. Being in denial about economic bad news we now find ourselves in isn't going to solve anything. Finding a way out of the holes we've dug ourselves into is the way forward.... and imo that will be long and painful.
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  8. You probably should have started your training a bit earlier lassie23. It's too late to get in now.
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  9. That sense of Autumn's approach is unmistakable now. You feel it in your bones. The ever more apparent shortening of the days, you suddenly realise how dark it is by 9pm compared with a few weeks ago. The blackberries are almost ripe now, and the acorns, hazelnuts are growing at a good rate. Then you look at the trees and notice that some leaves are showing signs of turning. Those trees that are still fully green now have that tired late summer almost dirty green look to them in comparison to the fresh bright green colour they had at the beginning of summer. The same goes for the vegetation, t
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  10. No, I'm a supporter of direct investment in infrastructure in a 'new deal' type approach. Pumping money into the banks with the aim of increasing loans and debt isn't the solution IMO.
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  11. Despite people latching onto all the bad news and using as evidence of their own opinion i have seen nothing that i did not expect would happen and am prepared to accept the harder short term impact for the potential of a future outside the EU. Nothing yet really makes me regret my decision.
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  12. I always do my best to make sure locals know I'm Scottish when in France. Really gets you a big welcome. Got quite a lot of free beers for it on holiday a couple of weeks back due to the brexit result. As you'll know mike, they have news in France and they know the British press often talks disparagingly about other European peoples.
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  13. Aye, I've seen some real foaming at the mouth responses from British establishment figures at the story, which is good enough for me to welcome Sputnik with open arms, even if I never tune in. It's like the Scottish Six; it will likely be so crap I'll never watch it, but the fact it's got certain rabid unionists shrieking and wailing at the concept of more Scottish orientated news programme, I'm backing it to the hilt. Anyway, the idea that British news is a beacon of impartiality and we should only listen to it is comical, particularly in modern Scotland.
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  14. Yep damned if we do and damned if don't but better the devil you know (and remain) was my view. Apologies for more clichés than a Premiership manager... At the end of the day it'll all come out in the wash!
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  15. Well just like other foreign news agencies it will show how one sided our news agencies really are, and we will get the other side of the story regarding things like Ukraine and Syria, which I don't see as a bad thing. We may get to understand things better, only those who are interested in doing so though. It will end up as another ruiters? or aljazers? in most peoples eye's though, foreign propaganda. (not sure of the spelling of those news agencies)
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  16. But it's okay for you to 'repeat after Nigel' all that rubbish about Turks and £millions?
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  17. The only autumnal thing about today is the fact it's cold and windy. Midday and only 16C!
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  18. Yes, its interesting to see both 1.2 and 3.4 opposing each other. This is borne out by the fact that we have enhanced easterlies west of 120W, but enhanced westerlies persisting east of 120W.
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  19. Well it would it sound like that to you but with every post you submit you show yourself to be completely intractable in your thinking and do not consider any alternative ideas at all. To leave is to contract, go backwards in time and have little influence on outside events which are bound to impact - to stay is to expand and go forwards in time, co-operate with others in having a real say in our future - simple As far as the lies were concerned it was pretty well much a one way street - this has been proved, accept it, you won on a bent campaign, we lost on an inept campaign,
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  20. Not all the people CC, the difference between the leavers and the remainers was 3.8% and those voting to leave was only some 37% of the electorate - not a strong mandate upon which to base the future of our country especially when you consider that a sizable number of your side variously did not know what they were voting for, voted as a protest rather than the question in hand and were tricked into a leave vote through lies, deceit and propaganda. An extremely dangerous concept on which to base our future fortunes. Don't forget also that had the ex pats of more than 15 years standing bee
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  21. The bad thing here is that the BOE forced the price up and yeild curve down by creating artificial demand when the market clearly wanted the reverse. Lower bond yields are exactly what QE is designed to do. I thought you'd have been a supporter of QE?
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  22. Not altogether plucked out of thin air exactly - it was the forecasted reduction in GPD divided by the number of households in the country to arrive at that figure which was obviously an approximation. Not one of the brightest ideas of the campaign and it backfired badly - whether this will eventually turn out to be fact we do not know, only time will tell. The figures on the side of the bus were an obvious lie, like other lies told by the leave campaign such as Turkey joining the EU with the prospect of 70 million Turks migrating to the UK - there is no getting away from this.
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  23. Yes im also enjoying the darker morning and evenings.
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  24. The matter is not done and dusted as far as Scotland is concerned.
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  25. Because that report is nothing more than further pointless scaremongering designed to keep Remaineers buoyed up and ready to fight on in a battle that can't and won't win. Mind you just like winning, losing can also become a habit, so crack on.
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  26. Each family may be worse off by 2020 to some degree (or many be better off), but the point is Alexis £4300 per annum was a completely arbitrary figure plucked out of thin air....and we all know how Remaineers loved to cry about arbitrary figures plucked out of thin air don't we, especially when on the side of a bus...
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  27. That may be so but if you count the 16 million+ who voted remain and a million plus ex pats living in the EU who would have liked a vote but were denied it on an arbitrary limit probably did regret the decision of yours and many more like you. I am sure that there are quite a number who voted leave but now realising that the fabled promises were not immediate are now beginning to regret theirs. Should the latter group have been allowed to vote that would have made it just about level pegging in my view but the vote should really have been about trying to decide what people though bes
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  28. And those that did used the slogan short term pain for long term gain, I don't see anything short term, we haven't even triggered article 50 yet, when we do ouch.
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  29. He has indeed warned about this. What he didn't mention was the war on science that has been waged by vested interests that has seriously inhibited coherent strategic policy decisions being made and has put us where we are today http://www.climatechangenews.com/2012/01/06/stephen-hawking-warns-of-climate-disaster-ahead-of-70th-birthday/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/11/10/five-climate-lessons-from-stephen-hawking/
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  30. Was listening to 'Brexit street' on Radio 4 on the commute home. Interviews with folk from an area in NE England that voted leave. JHC these people really believe that their leave vote was needed to help the NE. They blame the N/S divide on Europe rather than the people that created it; the government in London. It's the EU which has been pumping money into such areas in the form of regional development funding. Madness. I did feel sorry for them because the NE has been crapped all over by London for decades, just like Scotland. How come in Scotland we know where the problem rea
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  31. December 2010 was great. At the time I was 14, and so having four days off school in the run up to Christmas was sweet.10 inches of lying snow is the most I've ever seen IMBY, and a temperature of -14C was also a record for me. I think it was probably this month that got me interested in meteorology; annoying really because if I'd already had an interest then I probably would have appreciated it so much more at the time. Four CET daily records were broken during the cold spell (28/11/2010, -4.0C; 19-21/12/2010, -6.8C, -7.0C, -5.9C respectively), and the coldest ever November CET maximum w
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  32. What exactly do you care passionately about CC ? I read you don't give a monkeys about the current situation - or a toss about Scotland. What place have you moved to? Is it that magical place of "taking control" and the illusiory "sovereignty"
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  33. I would agree with many that my favourite memory was the end of November 2010, even though I prefer warmer spells especially for work, but the extremes excite me. This bore a beginning to an extreme cold spell bringing a lot of snowfall.
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  34. Plenty of great months - for me April 2011 and August 1995 probably take joint honours. And getting a rare scorcher on my birthday (October 1) is nice - with 1985 and 2011 being the standout years.
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  35. The ECM seasonal model has September being high pressure dominated for the UK.
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  36. We already have a foreign state broadcaster pushing its propaganda in Scotland, so I'm sure what any issue would be with another one should that be the case. At least it won't fine you / send you to the gulags for not paying for it. If anything, you might expect a Russian channel to be more neutral on the Scottish politics subject. RT covered a lot of pro-indy stuff during the iref that channels controlled by London didn't for obvious reasons.
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  37. I couple of little gifts for you Ed, feel free to share with your other Bitterarians....enjoy
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  38. And he did great .. winning the Bronze. First time in this specific gymnastic event, individual all round, for 108 yrs ! B.
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  39. The headline read 'will be £4300 per annum worse off' so stop trying to suggests this was all a one way street Mike, because you know it wasn't. Anyway as I've said it's all water under the bridge now, if you can't accept that then so be it.....it's your choice at the end of the day.
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  40. I think that is rather rude and condescending to be honest. I do not profess to have any answers, let alone all of them, but what I do have is opinions and the courage of my convictions.
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  41. Loving the darker mornings now,really making a difference,so much more easy just to roll over and put the snooze button on!! Probably not a good thing!
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  42. I'm sorry but I cannot take building a massive ice wall seriously. The logistics involved in building it are mind boggling but putting that aside. It's massive in human terms but not in global climate terms where it is just a pin prick. For a start It's a small area which only reaches a tiny way into the boundary layer so why should it have any effect on the atmospheric circulation of the southern hemisphere let alone globally? And of course it will not effect ocean circulation or heat transfer. It appears to me a fantasy attempt to create an artificial vortex which in any case would just inhi
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  43. In reply to the above - I've lost count of the number of times I have heard that Pete. Re the below: The remainers have always spoken of reform within the EU - this man talks a lot of sense - a passionate straight talking 'guy' giving them what for - I agree with him wholeheartedly. He follows with a speech directed towards the Greek Prime Minister who is present who also replies - as I see it this part of pressure being put on the elite of the EU and the applause indicates approval. The third relates to a UKIP member who really does not do the British any favours at all.
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  44. Loving the green pool in the diving
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  45. Aye, it's overseas purchasing budget has been slashed by 10% by brexit. There is no question about that at all. I see the slight recovery in £ value has gone; we're back to immediate crash lows again.
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  46. Are you channelling Nigel Farage, PIT?
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  47. Ah, how can I forget February 2012! The first two weeks were bitterly cold. This is reflected in the CET value, which was 0.0C to the 14th. The running CET figure (i.e. the CET figure up to that date) was sub -1C from the 2nd through to the 5th, and also on the 11th. The reason for this was an extension of the Siberian high well into western Europe, drawing raw, dry Siberian air over the UK. Here in Essex this resulted in numerous cold, clear and crisp days, with maxima below or just above freezing. On the night of the 4th and into the 5th we had a respectable snowfall, bringing 5" o
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  48. Really notice the difference now in the mornings,lot darker even on a clear morning. For me the best part of the year is coming when you can watch both the sun rise and set at a reasonable time,nature at its best.
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  50. I was going to make a satirical quip about the value of the pound but serious discussions are now forbidden But I'll happily take that bet. I'll either get a pornographic winter or I'll make a tenner, win-win. Fingers crossed Netweather still exists in 15 years!
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