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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Tuesday 19th 2016f January 2016 09:04:31 PM

They are indeed and are part of their postmortem into the last election.
All your English based pal can do is nit pick bits out of other parties rather than stating any original ideas.
Very sad!!!!

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Tuesday 19th 2016f January 2016 09:21:05 PM

So this is what Sir Ian meant by "Better Together"?
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/north-of-scotland/809452/wood-group-confirms-replacing-aberdeen-staff-base-india
"Pool & Share" they said, "Broad Shoulders" they said.
I'm all ears Dixie.
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Tuesday 19th 2016f January 2016 09:54:29 PM

What would have happened under an Independent Scotland?
Just think yourself lucky that we in the 55% saved you from disaster.

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Ranaldo Bairn » Wednesday 20th 2016f January 2016 07:07:36 PM

dixie chicken wrote:They are indeed and are part of their postmortem into the last election.
All your English based pal can do is nit pick bits out of other parties rather than stating any original ideas.
Very sad!!!!


Yes, how sad to report the truth (or at the very least another view!!) behind all the lies, misinformation and corruption keeping North British serfs like you and me from getting above our station!
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Wednesday 20th 2016f January 2016 07:18:30 PM

dixie chicken wrote:What would have happened under an Independent Scotland?
Just think yourself lucky that we in the 55% saved you from disaster.

Better get the other 54 together Dixie. Looks like we might need savings again.
http://wingsoverscotland.com/phew-that-was-close/
That'll be that bad man from Bath again, I suppose?
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Wednesday 20th 2016f January 2016 07:44:28 PM

I assume you're one of the wealthy 5% with pension pots of £1.25 m.
Yes, I can see why you're worried.

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Wednesday 20th 2016f January 2016 09:42:40 PM

dixie chicken wrote:I assume you're one of the wealthy 5% with pension pots of £1.25 m.
Yes, I can see why you're worried.

No, I'll be one of the 1/4 of Scots not working when I'm paid off in 10 weeks time. Courtesy of National Grids transmission costs. Still waiting on those "Broad Shoulders" coming to the rescue, to make sure that "pooling & sharing" is sorted out. Appears it's only "better together for some though.
http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/coal-fired-generation-set-for-unexpected-reprieve/1204732#.Vpjay9tXioA.linkedin
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Wednesday 20th 2016f January 2016 10:04:20 PM

Kiddy wrote:
dixie chicken wrote:I assume you're one of the wealthy 5% with pension pots of £1.25 m.
Yes, I can see why you're worried.

No, I'll be one of the 1/4 of Scots not working when I'm paid off in 10 weeks time. Courtesy of National Grids transmission costs. Still waiting on those "Broad Shoulders" coming to the rescue, to make sure that "pooling & sharing" is sorted out. Appears it's only "better together for some though.
http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/coal-fired-generation-set-for-unexpected-reprieve/1204732#.Vpjay9tXioA.linkedin


Genuinely sorry about your situation but maybe you should question the SG infatuation with wind turbines and so called green energy.
I totally disagree with the shutting down of coal fired and gas powered stations.
Madness both at the Uk and SG level.

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Thursday 04th 2016f February 2016 08:34:31 AM

Kiddy wrote:After all the hullabaloo over Messrs Thomson, McGarry, Ahmed-Sheikh & Boswell's affairs, I wonder what Jackie Bird & John Mackay will be saying tonight?
http://wingsoverscotland.com/swept-under-the-carpet/

One down, three to go.
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Dade » Wednesday 10th 2016f February 2016 01:07:04 PM

I see Kez wants to tackle austerity by raising the rate of income tax by 1% on all earners affecting those who earn as little as £11,000/year.

Great idea! Can see that being popular with the electorate.

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Wednesday 10th 2016f February 2016 01:15:44 PM

Good to see that the SNP are realising that taxing people more is madness. However, I'm not convinced that this enlightenment will last. Probably till the May 2016 elections.
It's great to see that they agree with the 'austerity' policies of the tories.
BTW- someone on £11k will probably be protected by the Personal Allowance which is about that, so the 1p won't make much difference.

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Dade » Wednesday 10th 2016f February 2016 01:52:48 PM

dixie chicken wrote:Good to see that the SNP are realising that taxing people more is madness. However, I'm not convinced that this enlightenment will last. Probably till the May 2016 elections.
It's great to see that they agree with the 'austerity' policies of the tories.
BTW- someone on £11k will probably be protected by the Personal Allowance which is about that, so the 1p won't make much difference.


Won't affect those on £11,000 or less as they don't pay tax and apparently those on £11,000-£20,000/year can get £100 cash back from their council but there is no details that I can see to say how this will be administered and exactly how much it will cost to administer. Those earning £20,001/year though will see their tax bill rise by £90/year.

The SNP don't agree with the tories austerity cuts but they don't agree with raising everyone's taxes and quite right. Bit of a cheek from Labour to suggest that considering they abstained from voting down the Tory cuts!

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Wednesday 10th 2016f February 2016 05:13:28 PM

These are not the policies you are looking for!
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Wednesday 09th 2016f March 2016 02:21:06 PM

Today's GERS figures for Scotland 2014/15 show just how disastrous independence would be.
As I recall, independence would have started about now and we would have begun with a budget deficit twice the size of the U.K. and the size of about £15bn.
Thank you the 55.

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Wednesday 09th 2016f March 2016 05:40:24 PM

https://thecommongreen.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/we-need-to-talk-about-gers-2014-15-edition/
1% decrease in revenue. <0.1% decrease in GDP
"Disastrous" right enough.
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Wednesday 09th 2016f March 2016 05:47:04 PM

Nice to see the USDAW rep on State TV Breakfast news agree with the SNP that changes to Sunday Trading, in England & Wales, would be subsidised from the Scottish workforce. That'll be the #poolingandsharing UKOK's were talking about then?
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Wednesday 09th 2016f March 2016 06:34:22 PM

Kiddy wrote:https://thecommongreen.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/we-need-to-talk-about-gers-2014-15-edition/
1% decrease in revenue. <0.1% decrease in GDP
"Disastrous" right enough.


Your GREEN economist, despite his best endeavours, has to admit the figures are poor and is left to use words and phrases such as 'potential', encouraging', ' given time', all the usual excuses.
He also uses all the SNP guff about ' not having all the levers of power'.
Look, there's nothing wrong in wanting independence but to try to justify it on economic grounds is sheer nonsense.
A country where a substantial part of its economic activity is based on a volatile resource is going to have to face a rocky ride. Best to admit it.
Much better together!!!!!

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Ranaldo Bairn » Wednesday 09th 2016f March 2016 06:53:22 PM

Quick question:

Name one country where oil, as a major economic factor, has been a negative for the country.*





*Apart from those deliberately destabilised/invaded by Western countries like Libya and Iraq.
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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby dixie chicken » Wednesday 09th 2016f March 2016 07:14:39 PM

Ranaldo Bairn wrote:Quick question:

Name one country where oil, as a major economic factor, has been a negative for the country.*





*Apart from those deliberately destabilised/invaded by Western countries like Libya and Iraq.


Oil is obviously a plus but it's very variable and if you want to run a generous welfare state a la SNP , you need sounder foundations.
My old friend George Bailey was completely spot on with his figures leading up to the referendum.
Just keep kidding yourselves.

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Re: Post referendum/Scottish politics

Postby Kiddy » Wednesday 09th 2016f March 2016 07:25:32 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35768674
STV doing anything but say this defeat was purely down to National Party MP's protecting Scottish workers rights.
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