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  1. No rain here in Chelmsford so far. Forecast is for more unsettled weather by the weekend so wont stay dry for much longer.
  2. We had 12.2 mm in Chelmsford for May. 10.9 mm on the 1st and 1.3 on the 2nd of May. I remember the flooding in February, visiting a client and struggling to get through to their property because of the flooded roads. At the time I thought this must be one of the wettest Februarys on record!
  3. 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.
  4. Agreed, England should have won it in the first half....Young side and will get better.
  5. 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
  6. Thank you for your help guys, will be conscious to post more frequently.
  7. Can anyone help me, as I can not post in the serious discussion forum, everywhere else is fine?
  8. 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.
  9. 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 billi
  10. 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
  11. BBC's agenda! http://indyref2.scot/bbc-scotland-news-misquoting-misreporting-and-just-missing
  12. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35407940 SNP Bad, SNP Bad, SNP Bad, the electorate think the SNP are doing a reasonable job, SNP Bad, SNP Bad, Labour are our Saviours and Labour need to pull up their socks. That is summed up nicely, so no journalistic resentment by the BBC.
  13. I was alluding to this yesterday, what a mess!
  14. Call me cynical...what's that I hear...anyway, good timing for the Government to announce that tax credits are not being slashed (if that is the correct phrase). And now the papers can concentrate on softening the public's view into bombing Syria. Can you imagine the public outrage headlined in the media aimed our beloved Government on spending a fortune on bombing Syria, whilst families in the UK suffer severe cutbacks....na I couldn't ever! I wonder how you prevent radicalising members of religious groups if you kill their innocence kin? Mr Cameron do you know who you will bombing
  15. Two years ago the Conservatives and the media wanted the UK to bomb Assad, now they want to bomb Isis, does that mean our Government is now supporting Assad and has it changed its opinion of Assad in just two years? So was not bombing Assad two years ago the correct decision and are the Government making the correct decision now in wanting to bomb Isis, because where are Isis? Does Isis fight, adhoc with Syrian rebels or Assad's army or local militia or possibly Kurdish Freedom fighters, maybe a combination of two or three? I personally would never vote for any party that supports bombing
  16. 100% agree. Further devolution is becoming messy...a tinker here, a tinker there is not what is required, but being offered by Westminster as being a "credible" solution. The reality is some, in influential positions in Westminster and HoL, now know after May's GE the SNP are here to stay and will continue to push the "old boy's club" for more devolution.
  17. 'UK Government for Scotland' sounds dictatorial, like the Chinese Government for Tibet.
  18. The SNP have played a blinder with the comments from David Cameron that the Tories will now amend the Scottish Bill to make Holyrood a permanent fixture. Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the news, but pointed out that this was recommended by the Smith Commission, which has largely been ignore by Westminster and there were many more powers that were proposed by the Smith Commission following the Vow on more devolution to Scotland. DC has inadvertently highlighted the reality of what Scottish voters expected after the No vote and what really being offered by UKOK. The rise in the Independence movement i
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