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Scottish Politics Thread

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

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  1. stay off older women then.
     
  2. Tell your wife to leave me alone then
     
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  3. SNP Irony Meter Fails Calibration Test:

    Aye right.JPG

    Get the Facts. Aye, right.
     
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  4. SNP trumpet their achievements on their home page.

    If you are up for a (despairing) giggle, read the section on "A Smarter Scotland".

    Our record

    Christopher Brookmyre is apparently negotiating the rights for his next best-selling fiction novel based on alt-history.


    PS: Anyone else noticed there is no search function on their site?
     
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  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I like the idea of fixed terms for list MSPs to get rid of the jobs for life mindset. If directly elected to a constituency then fine, but the List where party apparatchiks are given seats based on the overall number of seats is open to abuse by professional politicians who have little connection to the constituency they are loosely linked to.

    I would like to see a second chamber of no more than 50 people, elected, and able to hold the work of Holyrood to task.

    No increase to the number of MSPs, 129 should be more than enough to run a small country like Scotland. Any increase agreed should be in the establishment of a second chamber.
     
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  6. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

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  7. Tae the North Sea fer a swim
     
  8. The annual bath has come around quick this year.
     
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  9. We got 15.2 in Falkirk.
    Try paying yer Cooncul tax pal.
     
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  10. Does it really matter? I doubt Nippy will be in the hot seat in two or three years once Brexit processes & agendas are more transparent Whatever that means. My £5 (and I think you'll find its legal tender) is on "When Sco-at-lund see's the cullurr 'o Breckzut's eyes like"..accompanied by ( no matter the said settlements)..."Nae gude enuph furr Sco-at-lund's peepul. Ah whant another Indi-Ref awrite?
    Plus a minute's silence for..well summat.

    Who the Hell knows?
    We don't even know for certain which Tory sock puppet will be in No10 down the line doing battle with The Sprouts either. Nor for that matter if it will be a Tory. That in itself is a core issue at the moment. Therefor, I would say it's impossible for Nippy to spout concrete forward planning. Which leaves wish lists and best guess work.
     
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