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BuggerAll

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The £20 billion will NOT be coming from either the Scottish or NI budgets as neither have been consulted. Boris wants it Boris can pay for it.
Thats him told then. I’ll refer him to you.

Nobody has been consulted yet. All that’s going on at the moment is a feasibility study. It will be the taxpayers of the UK, including NI and Scotland (and Wales) who will pay for it.
 
nonononono…. the SNP were talking about this, with people from NI, long before the PM spoke of a( £4milllion) feasibility study
anyway, why would they build a road bridge to connect NI and Scotland, so they (EU/Eire) can drive their goods into Scotland , to travel south across a "hard border" to get the goods into England (their largest market), or drive the further 500 miles down to Dover to get to the European market.... instead of getting on a ferry to wales , and drive to Dover from there , just doesn't make any sense... that is illogical captain ( in my best Spock voice)

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BuggerAll

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anyway, why would they build a road bridge to connect NI and Scotland, so they (EU/Eire) can drive their goods into Scotland , to travel south across a "hard border" to get the goods into England (their largest market), or drive the further 500 miles down to Dover to get to the European market.... instead of getting on a ferry to wales , and drive to Dover from there , just doesn't make any sense... that is illogical captain ( in my best Spock voice)

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whilst I agree with you that it would be mostly vehicles going from the Republic to England and the continent it could also increase trade between all Ireland and Scotland and Scottish trade into Europe.
 
whilst I agree with you that it would be mostly vehicles going from the Republic to England and the continent it could also increase trade between all Ireland and Scotland and Scottish trade into Europe.
and what extra trade, pray tell , will that be
 

BuggerAll

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and what extra trade, pray tell , will that be
I think that’s the point of many infrastructure projects. Very often we can’t predict what the end effects will be if it’s will be.

Despite the SNP’s slavish addiction to the EU Scotland has failed miserably to take advantage of European markets. The only way is up.
 
I think that’s the point of many infrastructure projects. Very often we can’t predict what the end effects will be if it’s will be.

Despite the SNP’s slavish addiction to the EU Scotland has failed miserably to take advantage of European markets. The only way is up.
OK , but what markets could they be that the SNP government haven't been bothered with until now , taking into account , we (Scotland) are already in the EU and have been for 50 years
 
The £20 billion will NOT be coming from either the Scottish or NI budgets as neither have been consulted. Boris wants it Boris can pay for it.
Yes, Boris and any private money he can raise, Not taxpayers

HS2 is a white elephant, is the term for this bridge a white mammoth?
 
Establishment Defend BBC and Deny Bias such as on Question Time exists

At 4.10 woman says: 'What we need is an accountable, valid, trustworthy, tell-the-truth, no fake news'. So true. Regrettably, the BBC is none of those.

The BBC does not do News, and Kate Andrews is spot on.

So wrong that Hammond and Clarke are getting a peerage - what is going on. If there was ever a good reason to get rid of the house of lords Hammond and Clark do it for me; although I'd much prefer a return to pre-Blair HoL

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This will help BBC defend their empire - not

BBC now implying/threatening a TV Licence required to watch streamed Amazon Prime, Netflix, Sky Now etc

Watch Fox News (USA) etc live online and TV Licence required?
 
20/02/2020
Question Time2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Weymouth. (Conservative seat)
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On the panel: George Eustice MP, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Conservative;
Alison McGovern MP, chair of the Labour political organisation Progress, Labour;**
Howard Davies, chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, former Director of the London School for Economics, and the first chairman of the Financial Services Authority; Hmm....
Ash Sarkar, journalist, commentator and contributing editor at Novara Media; (Self declared Communist)
and Michael Portillo, broadcaster and former Conservative politician. (Pro-Brexit)

The following are excerpts from wiki:

*In 2000, Eustice was appointed as Campaign Director for "No",[11] the campaign group to ensure that the UK did not adopt the Euro as the national currency.[10]

In September 2011, Eustice, with two other Conservative MPs Andrea Leadsom and Chris Heaton-Harris launched the Fresh Start Group; a pressure group to examine the options for a new UK-EU relationship.[19] He wrote an article in The Guardian on 10 June 2012, which argued for the UK to remain within the EU, but to seek reform from within.[20] On 10 July 2012 the Fresh Start Group released a research paper, which according to The Financial Times, called for "reducing the overall size of the EU budget, overhauling the Common Agricultural Policy to which the UK contributes about £1bn a year and repatriating structural funds."[20]

On 28 February 2019, George Eustice resigned from his position as Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's promise to allow MPs a vote on delaying Brexit if her deal fails to get through. Eustice stated "it would be dangerous to go to the EU cap in hand at the 11th hour and beg for an extension".[35]

**She supported Owen Smith in the failed attempt to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour Party (UK) leadership election.
 
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20/02/2020
Question Time2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Weymouth. (Conservative seat)
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On the panel: George Eustice MP, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Conservative;
Alison McGovern MP, chair of the Labour political organisation Progress, Labour;*
Howard Davies, chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, former Director of the London School for Economics, and the first chairman of the Financial Services Authority; Hmm....
Ash Sarkar, journalist, commentator and contributing editor at Novara Media; (Self declared Communist)
and Michael Portillo, broadcaster and former Conservative politician. (Pro-Brexit)

*"She supported Owen Smith in the failed attempt to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour Party (UK) leadership election."
Jeez, not bloody Sarcastic Sarkar again
 
Fuck me! Did Fifi just admit that the audience is loaded...?!!
Yep. She also admitted she knows little about Current Affairs

FiFi on reshuffle: "It (Javid) certainly was a surprise"

No it wasn't you BBC Bubble daft bint, if you looked outside it was on the cards

"Cummings wants Javid sacked in reshuffle. Carrie doesn’t. Cummings also wants Villiers, McVey, Wallace and Coffey sacked"
February 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm #comment-955247
 
20/02/2020
Question Time2020

Fiona Bruce presents an hour of topical debate from Weymouth. (Conservative seat)
View attachment 451076

On the panel: George Eustice MP, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Conservative;
Alison McGovern MP, chair of the Labour political organisation Progress, Labour;**
Howard Davies, chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, former Director of the London School for Economics, and the first chairman of the Financial Services Authority; Hmm....
Ash Sarkar, journalist, commentator and contributing editor at Novara Media; (Self declared Communist)
and Michael Portillo, broadcaster and former Conservative politician. (Pro-Brexit)

The following are excerpts from wiki:

*In 2000, Eustice was appointed as Campaign Director for "No",[11] the campaign group to ensure that the UK did not adopt the Euro as the national currency.[10]

In September 2011, Eustice, with two other Conservative MPs Andrea Leadsom and Chris Heaton-Harris launched the Fresh Start Group; a pressure group to examine the options for a new UK-EU relationship.[19] He wrote an article in The Guardian on 10 June 2012, which argued for the UK to remain within the EU, but to seek reform from within.[20] On 10 July 2012 the Fresh Start Group released a research paper, which according to The Financial Times, called for "reducing the overall size of the EU budget, overhauling the Common Agricultural Policy to which the UK contributes about £1bn a year and repatriating structural funds."[20]

On 28 February 2019, George Eustice resigned from his position as Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's promise to allow MPs a vote on delaying Brexit if her deal fails to get through. Eustice stated "it would be dangerous to go to the EU cap in hand at the 11th hour and beg for an extension".[35]

**She supported Owen Smith in the failed attempt to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour Party (UK) leadership election.
Possibly worth a watch tonight for a change. I like Portilo
 
Possibly worth a watch tonight for a change. I like Portilo
Yes, although his camp romp on the final episode of This Week was a bit much. That show could have been usefully shortened as it was becoming too much about niche entertainment. His political analysis is normally excellent though.
 
anyway, why would they build a road bridge to connect NI and Scotland, so they (EU/Eire) can drive their goods into Scotland , to travel south across a "hard border" to get the goods into England (their largest market), or drive the further 500 miles down to Dover to get to the European market.... instead of getting on a ferry to wales , and drive to Dover from there , just doesn't make any sense... that is illogical captain ( in my best Spock voice)

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Then we charge the Irish lorries/companies £200.00 for using our motorways!
 
OK , but what markets could they be that the SNP government haven't been bothered with until now , taking into account , we (Scotland) are already in the EU and have been for 50 years
Exporting deep fried food to the wider world?
 
Exporting deep fried food to the wider world?
Nah, that's cultural appropriation from Black's and RoP's fried chicken, goat, camel, rat, whites... :p

Talking of which

This will upset Lefties who revere Scandinavian Socialism and want to copy their culture

SAS Airlines Ad: Scandinavian culture doesn't exist, it's all cultural appropriation

Whut?
- "Indigenous Swedes must integrate with the immigrant RoPs"
- "Vikings were black"
 
Possibly worth a watch tonight for a change. I like Portilo
I was thinking the same, take Sarkar out and you have quite a well-balanced, grown-up panel.
 
again I shan't be watching it , we don't get beeb on our sky go in the van , but as usual I shall be monitoring this hallowed thread
 
How many of you heard about how the SNP have expressed concerns about giving free tampons or sanitary towels for all Scots, and the reason for their concern?
Put on hold as they had no idea what it would cost.

Period poverty is a lie, 32 tampons from Asda 80p (2.5p each)
 

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