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Solvent Celt

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    Family life<br />Voluntary work<br />Insolvency<br />Board Games<br />Computer Games<br />Dabbling in Graphic Design - particularly spoof products/culture jamming<br />History<br />Anything anti-PC<br />Lynching Immigrants (joke)
  1. Yep. Nobody is suggesting Canada's military equipment belongs to Britain are they? If the Union does break up then there will be a division of army hardware between the successor states. And lets face it if Scotland goes it alone Wales and Northern Ireland won't be far behind. To regard the queen as soley the "Queen of England" is to misunderstand her constitutional role and the relationship between the thrones of the 2 countries. If Scotland goes her own way she'll be Queen Elizabeth the First of Scotland. At least until they become a republic. Then it'll be President Rab C Nesbit III or something.
  2. As I said Scotlands contribution to Empire building within the Union was probably greater pro-rata than England. I can't see how you can disassciate yourself from it as an "English phenomenon" when Scots were up to their eyeballs in it too. Obviously England will have the lions share simply by dint of her greater population. .
  3. Except that the Kurdish part of Iraq is relatively peaceful. How many safe countries do you have to cross to get to Britain from Northern Iraq? We shouldn't be excepting a single Kurd. Not one. You've advocated strong measures against foreigners but condem the only party that really proposes to do anything about it. Rather than the BNP causing sh*t could it be that people turn to them out of desperation when the mainstream parties fail them?
  4. That's a fairly bigoted position - I'm suprised at you anorthosite. The English came fairly late to Empire building compared to the Spanish and Portuguese. You might regard it as an "English" pastime only because the Scots were so bloody awful at it. Scotlands attempts at Empire tended to end rather badly... Nova Scotia? Captured by Scotland's auld ally France! Oops! Stuart's Town? Wiped out by the Spanish! Eek! Port Darien? Wiped out by the Spanish and mosquitos. Bugger! African Colonies? Fleet dissapears in the indian Ocean. Damn! Scotland's expensive empire building debacle was one of the drivers towards union. Ironically since Union Scotland's contribution towards the British Empire was greatly out of proportion with her population IMHO. BTW I'm Welsh so I've no bias in this matter.
  5. Many cases where posties have kept the card and waited for the pin number to follow on. Plus organised gangs using false/compromised cash machines to clone cards and lift PIN numbers. Comitted fraudsters will always find a way around any security system.
  6. Ha ha! What happened? Did her suicide vest detonate early?
  7. Because darkies don't snatch kids off Scottish streets, torture them and then burn them to death do they? And if you think Scotland could stand up to a Muslim majority nuclear armed England you're barking pal. I'm afraid we all sink or swim on this one.
  8. I have to let the "Further to the right than Genghis Khan" head come out to play some of the time BTA!
  9. Yes quite. The government has exposed the tax payer to a serious risk with little discernable reward. We are assured that NR's loan book is of "prime quality" sounds like a nice slice of sirloin doesn't it? I fear the reality is the tax payer will be left with a bag of mouldy rotten offal in return for his "investment".
  10. Do I take it that "Jammy Dodger" has a meaning of which I am unaware? Or maybe you misread it as Jammy Dogger?
  11. That was exactly my point tw@T. You can't tell me they don't "lose" blank passports to help out the bredren.
  12. Yes to be fair to you RK it hasn't happened YET. I fully expect it to happen though. We are being softened up and the implied threat is that we could lose £30bn if we don't shut up and accept the £2bn hit. The question is WHY LOAN THE MONEY IN THE FIRST PLACE? The business clearly deserved to fail. Depositors money was underwritten to a certain level anyway. Why did the treasury underwrite the BOE loans and expose the tax payer unnecessarily?
  13. REAL Belgian passports have gone missing by the truck load. Mind you WE apparantly lose 250,000 passports a year! How many of these end up in hands of illegals and organised criminals? If you go to the Passport Office in central London it's like being at the Nigerian passport office. How many staff there are illegal immigrants? Quite a few I bet!
  14. Thought I'd add that the basis of independance the moral right of self determination NOT on the economic level of development. Either Scotland wants to be independant or it doesn't. The economics shouldn't come into it IMHO. The fact that most Scots advocating independance seem to advance the economic arguement before any other (and in particular North Sea oil) says a lot about their motivation. If they genuinely desire independance then they'll take the economic consequences whatever they are.
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