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Solvent Celt

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  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 [email protected] 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.
  15. Typical. I just knew something like this was going to happen. I was shouting abuse at the radio when I heard this little gem this morning! :angry: A couple of posters on here were saying how bailing out NR was a good move as the taxpayer was making money on the "puntative" interest payments. So now they are going to be interest free loans by the look of things... FFS Should have been sink or swim from day one. This isn't free market capitalism it's bloody kleptocracy. Privatise the profits when things are going well - socialise the costs when things go tits up!
  16. And the Orkneys. Both were only pawned to Scotland and are redeemable for a fixed sum. Freedom for Hjaltland and Orkneyjar! Down with the Scottish Imperialists!
  17. I thought my suggestion had legs. It'd certainly be more effective than the current immigration policy - but lets face it what wouldn't??? Illegal immigrants guarding government facilities? Pulease!!! According to the Daily Hate the guy guarding the PMs car was a Moroccan illegal on a forged French Passport. You couldn't make this sh!t up!
  18. Authorize licensed bounty hunters to hunt down illegals at £5,000 for each one captured dead or alive and delivered to a central processing facility next to an airport. No appeals allowed. Next stop a deserted airfield in bongo bongo land. I'm sure there's loads of ex military and ex coppers who would jump at the chance.
  19. An absolute unmitigated disgrace. The MPS get a gold plated pension whilst the ordinary citizen get [email protected] all. How many of our old folks die of cold in the winter or get maltreated in nursing homes or get left to die in their own excrement on NHS wards? If we had any sense of honour we'd be dragging the current shower of $hits from their cushy heated offices and string them up from lamposts.
  20. £800 on a frock and yet it sounds like she doesn't have a pot to pi$$ in! Where the [email protected] are her priorities?
  21. England was conquered by the Normans in 1066 and pacified fairly quickly after with the "Harrying of the North". The Norman conquest of Wales was a much longer drawn out affair with the last independant welsh prince being overthrown in 1282. But even that was not a straight forward Welsh/Norman fight as signifficant numbers of Welshmen fought on the side of the Normans. The Prince of Powys was probably the most important - he'd adopted the Norman name of de le Pole and eventually became completely absorbed into the Norman Nobility. Similarly many of the Norman Marchers were in fact of mixed Norman/Welsh heritage (indeed many of the Normans were themselves Bretons so you could argue they were in fact of Welsh/Welsh heritage). There was an act of union which did away with some of the post conquest apartheid style laws.
  22. Why's that? Are Brazil or Argentina going to stop exporting??? There really is no excuse for CAP subsidy. If farmers can't stand on their own 2 feet why shouldn't they go to the wall like everybody else?
  23. The other point to remember is that immigrants require goods and services and so will also create jobs when they move creaing more demand for immigrants to fill the vacancies. Immigration is not a sustainable solution to reduce job vacancies. We have a situation where vacancies may be rising but so are levels of "economic inactivity". If we believe that 80% of new jobs created have gone to immigrants where is the benefit to Britons? We want to incease per capita GDP not gross GDP.
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