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Started by SharkPatoo on Jan 31, 2021 6:44:55 PM
Does anyone understand what is going on in Scotland?

It's all going pear-shaped but I haven't got a clue, have you?

hailesaladdie - 31 Jan 2021 18:48:27 (#1 of 227)

This the Salmond trial, and Sturgeon's involvement?

Tbh, I've found it impossible to get any non-partisan viewpoint.

AlanII - 31 Jan 2021 18:50:54 (#2 of 227)

If that's the case. Looks like a power play by Salmond to me. No real clue though.

solomongursky - 31 Jan 2021 18:53:35 (#3 of 227)

That ex-ambassador bloke has written a fair bit about it.

HerrWalrus - 31 Jan 2021 18:55:18 (#4 of 227)

All's fine in Scotland. Don't be too worried if they fail to vote Tory in elections. They know that by doing so they can squeeze more subsidy out of London. Otherwise they're fine being run by the Tory regime, and know they couldn't survive on their own. Just remember to call that tennis player Scottish, not British.

frantastic - 31 Jan 2021 19:14:20 (#5 of 227)

We're doing fine sitting on the shoulders of English taxpayers. We won't rock the boat.

Gotout - 31 Jan 2021 19:16:11 (#6 of 227)

Just so long as they don't build a big wall across the country with no doors in it.

solomongursky - 31 Jan 2021 19:25:59 (#7 of 227)

HarveyRabbit - 31 Jan 2021 19:41:55 (#8 of 227)

#7 It's interesting, but take an adult along.

And don't venture BTL, whatever you do.

SharkPatoo - 31 Jan 2021 19:48:20 (#9 of 227)

Did Salmond do what they said he did though?

1MELSM - 31 Jan 2021 23:34:19 (#10 of 227)

I think he was charged. What conclusion did the court draw?

Tenesmus - 01 Feb 2021 00:09:21 (#11 of 227)

From the blog above

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ReverendBlueJeans - 01 Feb 2021 01:00:36 (#12 of 227)

I remain slightly baffled by London Graunites who talk about Scotland as if it's some far distant land about which they know little, though it doesn't stop them coming to abrupt, evidence-free conclusions: 'My mate went to Scotland once and someone looked at him funny... Anyway, they all bleedin wear skirts and are RASCISTS...'

You're like dotty colonials - or Daily Mail readers. Not surprising given the Graun's Scottish coverage isn't distinguishable from the Mail's.

What I don't understand is why there should be any sense of lofty superiority from a country that consistently votes Tory and dragged us out of the EU.

'Ah, but that's not us', you say.

Isn't it?

CarlosFandango - 01 Feb 2021 01:09:07 (#13 of 227)

It's not me, for sure.

If I'd had to pick between Embra and ThatLondon, the choice would formerly have just gone London's way due to proximity to Europe and peerless transport connections.

At the moment it would be the other way round.

I'm fickle.

TigerPaws - 01 Feb 2021 01:33:11 (#14 of 227)

After the AZ Vaccine row and the signalling of Article 16 do Scots have second thoughts about joining the EU?

Tinymcsmithy - 01 Feb 2021 02:48:44 (#15 of 227)

All nationalism is shite and for cunts.

Garden - 01 Feb 2021 03:36:42 (#16 of 227)

There is no race more stubborn than the Scots. We also hold grudges better than anyone.

That explains just about everything.

SharkPatoo - 01 Feb 2021 06:32:28 (#17 of 227)

You're like dotty colonials - or Daily Mail readers. Not surprising given the Graun's Scottish coverage isn't distinguishable from the Mail's.

That's why I'm asking.

Snarlygog - 01 Feb 2021 07:25:28 (#18 of 227)

#14 Johnson was threatening to trigger Article 16 two weeks ago but not a peep from your self about it.

RhodaDendron - 01 Feb 2021 11:27:21 (#19 of 227)

All nationalism is shite and for cunts.

guigal - 01 Feb 2021 11:35:27 (#20 of 227)

The Scottish National Party is opposed to English Nationalism, but presents itself as the sober, common sense party, based on Scottish identity as a nation with its own legal system, education system, culture and long history. As a prospective member of the EU, once again but in its own right this time, it doesn't have the imperial hangover that blighted the EU referendum vote in England.

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