Scottish Politics Thread

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Fang_Farrier, Feb 10, 2015.

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  1. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Do you understand the concept of World Wide Web? :cool:

    I notice you did not add Brexit to your list!
     
  2. Any more of your pish talk talk may improve your contract
     
  3. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Oooh, someone's bitchy tonight!
     
  4. Shhh Billy Connolly is on BBC1
     
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  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Very frail looking!
     
  6. They are doing really well :)

    More cash needed to fix problematic farm subsidy IT system

    More cash needed to fix problematic farm subsidy IT system - BBC News

    According to NFU Scotland, there are 1,700 farmers still awaiting payments for the 2015 Less Favoured Areas Scheme, totalling £12m.

    Another £6m from the 2016 Hill Sheep schemes has also not been paid.
     
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  7. This may also be why some turned against the SNP, how many Tory "wins" were in rural or semi-rural areas?
     
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  8. £6m is peanuts compared to what they may get fined by the EU:

    IT failures over farm subsidies may cost Sturgeon government £125m

    Makes sense to find it from elsewhere, quickly, get it paid and sort the bill out later. That is if EU & UK budget rules allow that sort of transfer, if not you'd think the SG would have some sort of a "rainy day" fund* jcreated just for this sort of scenario.

    Edited to add just so that "rainy day" fund isn't Westminster :)
     
  9. Well they have underspent for the last few years so you would think they still have that hanging around :)
     
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  10. IMG_1887.JPG Grab them while you can they are becoming rare
     
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  11. Poor Billy, I'll never forgive Parkinson for giving him that disease.

    Gaun yersell big ane.
     
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  12. He's got a good bit 'o damage to do yet.
    Hopefully.
     
  13. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    That is the sort of quip that BC would enjoy! :p
     
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  14. He actually used it himself on stage recently..with the added " He ( Parkinson) can have it back..or words to effect.
    It got a subdued ripple of mirth.
     
  15. I feckin hope so, I've got a lot in common with Billy, I was in 15 Para at the same time as him, and the same trade same age but withoot the same cash.
     
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