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Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National politics
« Last post by DVT on Today at 06:26:08 PM »
I am certainly no expert on politics but ...

... 3 years ago there was a democratic vote that UK left the EU ... this was followed by so many things put in the way that we are still waiting for it to happen, the delay having cost us a fortune in the meantime.

... not long ago Scotland held a democratic vote that Scotland remains part of the UK ... since then their political leader has continually bleated about having a second referendum to try and get the result she wants.

... a few days ago we had a democratic election to see who would lead the UK for the next few years.  The result was clear.  So for how long are we going to keep hearing from people who cannot accept the result going on about.

... this is the United Kingdom, so let's get United for the good of the 60 million or so citizens.
Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National politics
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 06:24:53 PM »
Blongb,  you are correct in everything that you have said and Nicola Sturgeon should be honest and tell the people of Scotland about the reality of voting for independence for Scotland,
First of all there is no automatic guarantee that Scotland could get into the EU,  even if they did it would take many years for them to do it and they could expect strong opposition from other countries especially from Spain
Secondly the currency aspect, they cannot use the EU and the UK has already said that Scotland cannot be linked to the Pound Sterling.
Then there has to be a hard border between Scotland and England and the implications of future trade with the UK including defence.

We need Scotland as much as Scotland needs us and together we are stronger as a united kingdom as Steve's posting has explained

The Liberal Party has been trying for PR for years but the idea has been blocked by the two main parties who have too much to lose by going for PR.      Instead we have to put up with the hype and lies of the Conservative and Labour Parties, why can't they put the interests of the UK before party politics

Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National politics
« Last post by Ian on Today at 05:41:26 PM »
What I find interesting and depressing in equal measure is that between them Labour and the Lib Dems gained 13,967,696 votes while the Tories only gained 13,941,086 votes; 26,610 less than the Lib Dems and Labour.  Lib Dems and Labour have 213 seats and the Tories 365.

This is why the Tories have run scared about introducing PR for years. And it's why the entire UK should have PR. Because the electorate have a right to be fairly represented.
Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National politics
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 05:23:18 PM »
Blongb, I am still in touch with relatives and friends throughout Scotland, and not one wants independence, most agree the UK is to small already, speaking on the subject, to an uncle over the weekend, he mentioned that the majority of his golf club, although of mixed political preferences, are against it, so lets hope common sense prevails
Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National politics
« Last post by Blongb on Today at 03:29:00 PM »
I've been listening to Nicola Sturgeon and Ian Blackford stating the will of the Scottish people cannot be denied and that we must give in to their demand for a second independence referendum. What I haven't heard is anyone South of the border giving the SNP a reality check as every breakup has its price and the financial cost to Scotland would be astronomical..
The National Debt is currently running around 1,821 Billion. The Scottish proportion of that, with 8.4% of the UK population, would be 153 Billion. They would loose all of the money including the overpayment as a result of the Barnett formula which they currently enjoy, whereby they get more from the Exchequer each year than they contribute.

Can they be deluded enough to think Europe would accept them as a member of the EU when it would be impossible for them to meet the financial requirements of membership, especially with the loss to the Community of the UK's current contribution.

Labour have just had a reality check, I think it's time the SNP had one as well and if they still wish to go down the independence road Good Luck to them. We can still be my friends but at least my taxes wont be paying for it.
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Local Wildlife
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 12:32:50 PM »
After looking again, I think it is as Ian suggested a female Sparrow Hawk, Buzzards are much larger and mainly hunt ground prey.
Local News & Discussion / Re: Recycling across the area
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 11:37:17 AM »
Reading this article on Xmas recycling, glitters and foils etc, I noticed the piece of advice below, which clears up a point, I have never been sure of.

Glass bottles and jars
Do: Swill glass bottles and jars and put them in the recycling.
Don't: Take their lids off, the lids help them to be easily sorted and recycled separately.

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Music, TV, Radio & The Arts / Re: Interesting and amusing YouTube videos
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 05:21:28 PM »
This is the clean version................  Dialect coaching and translating available at a wee cost, for interested parties.     ;)

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Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 05:14:13 PM »
No undertaking - abandoned hearse found on A55
It was towed away this afternoon after being discovered on the road on Anglesey

Hobbies and Interests / Re: Local Wildlife
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 05:00:33 PM »
My go to site is the Wildlife Trust You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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