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  1. Of the many countries i have had the privalage to visit , the warmth i have experienced from many french people when they hear i am scottish is unparralled . De gaulle`s speech still moves me today Hope you enjoy your holiday , we hope to be going back soon as well.
  2. @scottish skier Did i read somewhere that you said your wife was a breton???Love france and brittany , actually wanted to move to france years ago but met and married an english girl. We regularly go over there , st malo , normandy , the vendee and my brother in law has lived ( snow boarding instructor) near chamonix for nearly a decade now. Been ski ing near lanslebourg close to the italian border many moons ago , great country full of lovely people.
  3. Who mentioned race except you? Neither the scottish or the celts are a race and most europeans descend from the indo europeans going back to the first humans out of africa. If this was addressed to me , i was replying to cheeky monkey and a question he posed. Wish you would read what i wrote rather than what you think i wrote. We were discussing scotlands cultural and historical links with france , not the false ideology of race.
  4. Could you prove that please c.m??? How do you know a large % of scottish people are of english descent? How far back can you go? Does it count a large percentage of english people are of danish , german , french etc descent and what happens then ? Does this then mean a solid union with europe??? Unlike england , there was no anglo saxons in scotland , and the few northumbrian angles in antiquity were slaughtered and driven out or conquered by the picts , britons , danes and later scots. Some of the anglo danes of northumbria came under scottish rule after the 10th century. We share a common
  5. As a scottish person ,is there any disgrace in one of your fellow countrymen questioning english independance from brussels?
  6. dont always agree with much of what you write sb but you are a very fair minded poster who writes intelligently on uk politics.
  7. yes s.b exactly. never again though. I was a year living in suffolk , coming from a glaswegian labour background.( my dad was one of glasgows rare conservative voters , being of a northern irish unionist extraction.)
  8. what another great post and i will reply to this , which sums up much of my feelings exactly , if i get the chance ( had a barbecue beer and too much sun). i am a scottish nationalist , long before i ever heard of alec salmond and the snp , and through the love and teachings of my wonderfull grandfather have wholeheartedly believed in the scottish nation , independant and gaidhlig , since childhood. The idea of ridiculous parties like the bnp and the false ideology of race , turn my stomach. The conspiracy theorist in me beleives they were established by the brit elite to damage english na
  9. wholeheartedly agree with you bristle boy. The thought of balls and milliband in charge of the uk is frightening to say the least. Thats why milliband talks through his nose.... cause everytime his lips move the public know he is lying. Labour got my vote once and will never receive it again as long as i have the ability to vote in elections.
  10. thanks for your reply. if you read many of my posts on this forum , i openly support ( controlled) immigration , and have argued about britains muti cultural history and also the fact scotland is made up of many differing peoples and cultures throughout history just like any other country. Immigrants are welcome in scotland , just as i , an immigrant to england , have been welcomed by the english people , who are not , despite the stereotyping by some, a nation of right wing bigots. The english are for the most part a friendly welcoming people , but i understand and sometimes sympathise wit
  11. oh come now november 13. i agree with many of your posts but even alec salmond famously said on question time is anyone seriously in favour of mass uncontrolled immigration. Surely a sensible government will construct a policy of controlled immigration to suit our needs. I also care very much on your point about speaking english. Language revival is extremely difficult , but surely we should be teaching our children our native language , gaidhlig , and scots as well for those who favour it. Independance means more to me than just swapping london for holyrood and continuing with a similar
  12. Actually november13 , the point isnt lost on essan. He is well aware( or should be) that britain is a multi national state and always has been since its inception. Region of britain is when something is wanted from scotland , like oil or cannon fodder in imperial wars , and nation comes into play when it comes to building a high speed rail link from london to that foreign country in the north or sending our pocket money north from the taxes we provide and then convincing the english electorate they are subsidising a foreign country of ungratefull spongers. You can see it here , one minute ,
  13. aye , am wae ye there pal. no one for crying crocodile tears over a woman i couldnae stand , but wont speak ill of the dead either. remember as a wee boy our whole street out in protest at the bailiffs coming to pound a neighbours house for non payment of her poll tax. Every single working age man unemployed , plumbers ,joiners , brickies the lot. The scots are not a forgiving people , as her party has found to its cost.
  14. who? here essan special deal doon the chippy fur ye
  15. well you`ll forgive me if i dont take serious anything said by an individual who has alba gu brath scotland forever in his signature because he thinks it means britain forever. furthermore , i think i will stick with the respected works of the likes of prof. william watson , kenneth jackson , p. b. ellis and many more rather than the deranged postings of a wind up merchant.
  16. Lothian wasnt english. Dont imagine we are talking about the modern lothian area , only devised in the last century or so. The area that spoke anglian was inside the lammermuir hills , south east scotland was a balkanised region.picts , angles , danes , britons then later scots.The picts started speaking gaelic from the 5th century onwards. Scotland was established in the 9th century as a gaidhlig kingdom north of the forth clyde.By the 11th century , roughly the modern scotland we know , it was a mainly gaidlig speaking kingdom , including the old strathclyde and the south east. Inglis
  17. i have asked a reasonable question. I have not questioned your right to have an opinion because you are english. Now please can you tell me what part of scotland was gaidhlig not spoken???
  18. too complex Does that mean you dont know??? Please can you tell me which part of scotland gaidhlig wasnt spoken?
  19. t what are you talking about ?please provide a link?
  20. more mis information?the old kingdom of strathclyde joined with scotland through dynastic marriage , and cumbria was annexed by the normans in the 11thcentury , when it became part of england. bernicia was joined with northumbria , and the northern most point inside the lammermuir hills became part of scotland after carham 1018. please go back and learn some history its embarrassing
  21. so no answer to my post about alba??? how can i take someone seriously that thinks alba gu brath means britian forever??? When you get a vote in the scottish indepenance referendum , ( i will be) then you can have a say. until then its merely your opinion , and not even informed at that.
  22. the scottish parliament should take tavish scott seriously when westminster takes nigel farage seriously about independance from europe. Or cornwalls independance. Or does partition only apply in former colonial possessions??? Tavish scott needs to start a movement for independance , thats if the islanders actually want it , he doesnt appear to have asked them , and then follow the democratic process that has taken the scottish independance movement 300 years to get to. Somehow , i think my fellow scots in the islands wont be too happy about being used as a tool for westminster against sco
  23. i understand and thanks scottish skier. not only does he not understand scotland and the scots including the islands , but he obviously doesnt understand britain or its history either. The name british means as much to me as european .In fact i feel more european come to think of it. My nationality will always be scottish though. What you have written is spot on , and to the point. The vast majority of english people that i come across could not care less and many are not aware of scotland having a referendum. What scotland that funny country on the other side of the planet , that is perpetua
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