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Old 08-03-2013, 18:21
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Sorry Harry, I used the term English to differentiate from the current government, which includes Scotland. My apologies if I have caused offence by excluding other countries.
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Old 23-03-2013, 14:48
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On the same day as Alex Salmond came down heavily on freedom of the press he started his own nationalist newspaper.
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Old 23-03-2013, 15:47
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I have had three Scottish wives ( and sets of in-laws) and of those with
whom I am still in contact not one member of the families will vote for
independence - if they are representative of Scotland there will be a big
"No" vote.

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Old 23-03-2013, 16:38
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I have had three Scottish wives ( and sets of in-laws) and of those with
whom I am still in contact not one member of the families will vote for
independence - if they are representative of Scotland there will be a big
"No" vote.

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I really hope you are right Geoff.

Alex Salmond is boxing very cleverly in his current speeches by attempting to use general dissatisfaction regarding the UK's military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as a good reason for voting YES to Scottish Independence, along with underlying that a YES vote would also mean a vote against renewing Trident.

This message went down very well in a major televised SNP speech today.
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Old 27-03-2013, 20:51
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I'm just wondering if the planned retirement of the Sea King in 2016 and the abolishment of the RAF rescue in favour privitisation has considered Scottish independance?
Would the contract go ahead with Scotland and UK both contributing or would the contract apply to only the UK and would it be up to Scotland to find its own airborne rescue?

I dont see why the RAF cant continue to do it and use the Merlin helicopter?
And poor Prince Wills will have to find a new job in 2016
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Old 27-03-2013, 21:06
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I'm just wondering if the planned retirement of the Sea King in 2016 and the abolishment of the RAF rescue in favour privitisation has considered Scottish independance?
Would the contract go ahead with Scotland and UK both contributing or would the contract apply to only the UK and would it be up to Scotland to find its own airborne rescue?

I dont see why the RAF cant continue to do it and use the Merlin helicopter?
And poor Prince Wills will have to find a new job in 2016
Another typical, but great question.

This contract is with the U.K. of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

If Scotland is by then independent, then they will need to negotiate thier own 'independent' terms.
What is the problem? They will have to do this on many thousands of occasions, involving thousands of contracts.
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Old 28-03-2013, 00:04
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Hi All

Am I correct in thinking that a new DVLA will have to be set up, and what would be the effect on vehicle insurance/MOT?

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Old 28-03-2013, 10:37
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There are certainly more questions than answers and Alex doesn't do answers.

I emailed him yesterday suggesting that with the advent of a Scottish honours system the line engineers of Arran and beyond are remembered.
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Old 28-03-2013, 11:05
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There are certainly more questions than answers and Alex doesn't do answers.

I emailed him yesterday suggesting that with the advent of a Scottish honours system the line engineers of Arran and beyond are remembered.
His office has just emailed me back telling me to go forth and multiply as I am not in Alex's constituency of East Aberdeenshire but a couple of miles away in West Aberdeenshire.
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Old 29-04-2013, 17:25
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A quick Scottish comment not worth a new thread but given that the new Forth bridge will be built in the shadow of the old ERAs school Hms Caledonia a good name from the short list of names would be Caledonia Bridge.
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Old 29-04-2013, 17:39
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Call it what you want, but I bet it will be referred to as the New Bridge, just as is the New Kincardine Bridge. That's all I've heard it referred to as. This is just hype for the media, the councils, the locals and I suppose they need something for Satnavs and maps, remember them?.
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:01
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...and for those who feel the urge to vote for one of the five short-listed names:- www.namethebridge.co.uk

An article in today's (Glasgow) Herald:-
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/h...dge.1367227860

I tend to agree with Jim. It will get a name of its own no matter what comes top of the pole..

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Old 29-04-2013, 19:16
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I think your both right. Many years ago a logging company built a new road through the forest at the back of our cottage to get the wood out. All these years later we still call it the new road.
On the Brent oil rig they installed an extra air compressor, 10 years later we still called it the new compressor.

Now, back to Scottish independence.
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:54
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I have no great desire to read that the new structure is to be named "The Independance Bridge"

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Old 29-04-2013, 21:36
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That's not on the short list Harry.

The new bridge might happen but I don't think independence ever will.
It's slipping further away from Alex as every day passes.
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Old 29-04-2013, 22:15
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Aye Johnny, I noticed it was not short listed .... but, it could easily be remedied by that which is known as:- 'the renaming ceremony'

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Old 30-04-2013, 20:21
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I have no great desire to read that the new structure is to be named "The Independance Bridge"

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The Union Bridge has a certain ring about it though.
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Old 30-04-2013, 20:40
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The Fourth Bridge would be good

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Old 08-05-2013, 17:12
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If Scotland has independence will all the commonwealth flags and ensigns have the saltire taken out?
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If Scotland has independence will all the commonwealth flags and ensigns have the saltire taken out?
Good point; and will the Union Flag loose its blue background?
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Old 08-05-2013, 18:45
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Re; Flag manufactures ... if independence comes off there should be a great business opportunity for those flag making businesses in Northern Ireland and England - anyone know if there is a firm in Jocksville currently in the trade?

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Hi Harry, House of Flags, Cupar, Fife
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Old 08-05-2013, 18:59
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Cheers Jim, they will be keeping more than a keen eye on proceedings then!

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Old 19-05-2013, 18:14
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If Scotland gains independence will they have their own entry in the Eurovision song contest, and would they vote for the British entry?.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:25
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If Scotland gains independence ...............(edit)..........the Eurovision song contest, and would they vote for the British entry?.
Seems like a strange question to put Johnny!

As you live in Scotland, one would think that you would be better placed to answer it than say I, a Scot living in England, since you will have the vote on independance whilst I will not.

I can only presume the 'they' to whom you refer, are those persons of Scottish ancestry who still live in Scotland and that you are excluding those other residents who have no ancestral ties with the nation, but whom have decided to remain in the country irrespective of the outcome of the referendum.

I'll have a stab at the question however; I would guess those with Scottish ancestral ties might vote for the contestant(s) from either the Republic of Ireland, Wales or Northern Ireland - thus maintaining some kind of consistency, you understand.



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