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  1. Made me smile yesterday at the irony of the BBC reporting on this issue: Main headline IPCC report act now to prevent temps going beyond 1.5C . Next headline Brexit, Japan leader has offered PM a deal with the Pacific trading zone. What are we doing to this planet, when Government/corporations continually look for a cheaper source to make a product.
  2. Agreed, England should have won it in the first half....Young side and will get better.
  3. Scotland’s oil is propping up the pound. A little old, but oil prices are on the rise. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-03-28/jim-rogers-asks-if-scotland-pushes-pound-to-0-80-video
  4. Thank you for your help guys, will be conscious to post more frequently.
  5. Can anyone help me, as I can not post in the serious discussion forum, everywhere else is fine?
  6. The BBC are opening almost every article on the Scottish politics so the public, mainly unionist, can repeat unheeded lies about the economic deficit of Scotland, the favored attack is the 15 billion deficit and we would be a basket case. I find this tiresome, so ask how are the Tories going to fill 134.1 billion deficit (ONS figures) and guess what...no response. Can not stay on the BBC site too long my sanity will not take it, but I feel a rational response is always required and to note we do occasionally read the nonsense posted.
  7. GERS...now I am no economist, but even by my lack of mathematical skills I find the GERS figures fishy: The reality is that GERS tells us next to nothing about the financial situation of an independent Scotland. But even if we were to take the GERS figures at face value, they still add up to something that smells pretty fishy. According to the GERS figures, Scotland has a deficit of £14.8 billion a year. The equivalent figures for Wales and Northern Ireland allocate deficits of £14.7 billion and £9.16 billion respectively. Yet the entire annual deficit for the whole of the UK is £67 billion. The GER figures would have us believe that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a combined 16% of the UK population between them, are responsible for a whopping 58% of the entire UK annual deficit. That figure alone ought to raise suspicions that the methodology of GERS is suspect and invite a critical examination with a sceptical eye. But Unionists don’t want us to do that. They want us to accept Scotland’s supposed £14.8 billion deficit as if it were holy writ. Full article good read https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/
  8. Hope I am not breaking any rules. Not mine, but from Wings and so eloquently put: After reading as much as I could face, since the First Ministers announcement. I found it strange that not one Brexit voter Unionist or no, Scottish or no, even acknowledged that she might just have saved their arses. I don’t mean the Kipper’s or the mad Brit obeying their queen mob. But normal people who really don’t think the European project is right for their country. They surely can’t think that May and her Minions are able to handle this. The First Minister, I think, has just, put a stop to any horse trading with Scotland’s resources. And ofcourse she would, she had to because nobody elected in Scotland was going to be in the room. Can’t see why they were all so surprised to be honest! Therefore as,is,her job….She used Scotland’s “veto” not the pretendy Smith commission one. The real one…..The one the Scottish Electorate gave her last year,the only one Holyrood ever really needed. But the irony is that while Scotland’s resources are off the table for Westminster and it has to be said Brussels,any “deal” will, it seems to me,be impossible to make. Which at the very least should stop May from rushing into a hamfisted arrangements. No that I care we’ll be gone …. but ye would think that some would notice that they have potentially gained some breathing space. And other’s this side of the border regardless of their views on Independence could at least take note that the First Minister has made sure that everyone knows Scotland’s resources are not the Tories to bargain with,unless and until we say so,and one way or another we are getting to have a say.
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