Scottish Politics Thread

Meanwhile a case of Mad Cow Disease has been reported Aberdeen way.

BBC Mad Coo

SNP hope that the First Minister is not in the vicinity.
 
I hate to admit it but you're probably correct about some parents putting the lid on to keep the kid quiet, I suppose it's slightly better than putting cheap vodka or whisky in the infants bottle although there's not much difference between dying of carbon monoxide poisoning or organ failure due to alcohol.
When my first was born my mother told me to put some whiskey in with his milk to help him sleep.:) When the wife came home from doing a night duty on the ward she smelt the whiskey on him and went ballistic. That was the last whiskey he got for 20 years.
 

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You can pick up free boxes from the area next to the check-outs at most supermarkets (Standfast Aldi and Lidl).


All we got was a pack of nappies.

Never seen the boxes in any supermarket.

Didn't even get any nappies.

The thing about the baby box is not the box itself which a lot of folk seem to have gotten hung up on, but the contents which are constantly being reviewed and updated/changed depending upon feedback
 
If you look at the numbers you will see that the number who wanted to leave the UK is very similar to the number who wanted to stay in the EU. I have a recollection of Niky saying that the referendum outcome could be used as a leaver to get a new indy vote. And remember 67% of Scots wanted to stay in the EU according to the SNP.
 
If you look at the numbers you will see that the number who wanted to leave the UK is very similar to the number who wanted to stay in the EU. I have a recollection of Niky saying that the referendum outcome could be used as a leaver to get a new indy vote. And remember 67% of Scots wanted to stay in the EU according to the SNP.
Bearing in mind there was Tactical voting By many a Nat Supporter who View Brexit as an opportunity throw into that there is reportedly 30% Snp party membership who have wished to leave the EU for some time.
 

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Surely it's down to the individual mum whether or not to accept one, so not bringing anyone down unless they want to be?
The experience was that there was a low take-up by parents. When this was looked at, it seemed that they were being offered more or less as sprog was about to drop, and people had already bought much of the contents already (those that were useful) so didn't need duplicates.

Instead of seeing that as an example of how the economy works - you earn money to pay for the things you need and if you have enough, things you also want and if you can't then there is a safety net that may be able to provide you with essentials - the response was to offer it almost as soon as you have shaken the piss of the stick.

Your tax pound hard at work. Because it is forced to.
 
The thing about the baby box is not the box itself which a lot of folk seem to have gotten hung up on, but the contents which are constantly being reviewed and updated/changed depending upon feedback
It was initially sold as "it can act as a cot for the newborn", hence the reason for the fixation on the box itself. But what you say is also true - the contents are the more pertinent aspect. This is an obvious commercial opportunity and yet it was reported they had problems getting sponsors and providers on board. Why?
 

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It was initially sold as "it can act as a cot for the newborn", hence the reason for the fixation on the box itself. But what you say is also true - the contents are the more pertinent aspect. This is an obvious commercial opportunity and yet it was reported they had problems getting sponsors and providers on board. Why?
Allegedly the best items with the highest approval ratings are the more expensive items, such as the digital thermometer and the bath thermometer.
Whilst the latter is useful the former has proven itself to be a life saver.

Basically for businesses why give away your best items for free!
 
Allegedly the best items with the highest approval ratings are the more expensive items, such as the digital thermometer and the bath thermometer.
Whilst the latter is useful the former has proven itself to be a life saver.

Basically for businesses why give away your best items for free!
But surely these items are bought by the ScotGov so you get the sale anyway? Even more so than if they were optional purchases by parents, since the idea is to make the box compulsory.

If the thinking was that the commercial sector was to 'voluntarily' give out the products they are likely to sell only once, this perfectly demonstrates the base nonsense of the socialist approach to economics and capitalism.

As a side point, I never bought a bath thermometer and my kids are strong and healthy. Reason being, I always tested the bath water before the child went anywhere near it and warm was the only requirement, not hot. If people cannot understand such basic principles then perhaps Darwinism should take it's natural course. If they think they need a piece of kit and visual (I hesitate to use written) instructions to be able to wash a child then we are in a more dire position than I thought.
 

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