30 thoughts on “IT’S ALL ABOUT EU”

  1. reading this i scratch my head and wonder what was the point of th eu ref britain had it all plus free trade and now? trade tariffs which could be from 10% to 40% stop the bus i want to get off.

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  2. Reading the above the line post, I wonder why anyone, at all, would support the Ruth Harrison Party? Is supporting a poliician that bloody flexible?

    For some, it seems to be.

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  3. OT, but Niko seems to be in the huff again Tris. Own up you lot, who was ghastly to him this time? Apart from me of course…

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  4. There may be some in the EU who wish that the UK wasn’t leaving but that is more than counteracted by the relief of no longer having to negotiate further opt outs or suffer continuing vetoes at the hands of Westminster’s Tories.
    They really do belong in their own little fiefdom along with their House of Lords and
    Trident submarines which front the shop window behind which is an empty store.
    On top of these expensive trinkets,we are going to have to pay for the Tories desire to “free” themselves from the EU.
    England’s Tories expect us Scots to help keep them in the fantasy world they now exist in so we need to ask,what’s in it for us?

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  5. What have you guys done that led to the closure of Nilo’s bar? Have the Hairy Bikers organised a boycott? I will now have to walk 500 miles, maybe 500 more, to the nearest pub.

    Seriously, I hope all is well at Taz Towers.


    1. Well, it wasn’t me.

      I know nothing!

      I think it must have been Conan.

      Niko, if you are reading this, get in touch. Joking apart, let us know that you’re OK, please.


  6. Hmm bit distracted at the mo need a break from
    all the referendum nonsense and the emotions
    it causes……….

    This speech speaks volumes to although a different era
    and place it seems to me to capture Zeitgeist within
    Scotland and The UK at this time in our history
    and points to a more compassionate way to
    move through these turbulent days ahead.

    Even more moving to listen to


    have bad news for you, for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and killed tonight.

    Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice for his fellow human beings, and he died because of that effort.

    In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who are black–considering the evidence there evidently is that there were white people who were responsible–you can be filled with bitterness, with hatred, and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country, in great polarization–black people amongst black, white people amongst white, filled with hatred toward one another.

    Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and to replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand with compassion and love.

    For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred and distrust at the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I can only say that I feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling. I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man. But we have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times.

    My favorite poet was Aeschylus. He wrote: “In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”

    What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.

    So I shall ask you tonight to return home, to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther King, that’s true, but more importantly to say a prayer for our own country, which all of us love–a prayer for understanding and that compassion of which I spoke.

    We can do well in this country. We will have difficult times; we’ve had difficult times in the past; we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; it is not the end of disorder.

    But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings who abide in our land.

    Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

    Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.

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    1. Niko. Moving speech.

      Hope you get over your distractions soon, whatever they be. My email’s at the top of the blog is you ever feel the need of someone to vent to.

      Take care and haste ye back.

      PS: Love to Taz.


    2. A speech by Bobby Kennedy FFS? A cropped one at that. Get over yersel Niko and stop acting the Dying Gaul*.

      * Classic reference. I just can’t help myself.

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  7. Tris

    I voted the way I did in the EU referendum and I don’t regret why I voted the way I did but I do regret the way that my vote was hijacked by right wing nightmares in the Tory Party, some in Labour and UKip. If I could do it gain I would vote remain for that reason alone. Theresa May is an opportunist, she knew a leave vote was very possible so played the game, did a little so she had some photo shoots for remain but pretty much stood back and watched while they all knifed each other in the back and she stepped right into the void, very Thatcher of her.

    The key for me for the future would be I could easily be persuaded for an independent Scotland to join the EU but it looks like the SNP favour, because so many yes voters voted leave, to be a part of EFTA. That is a dangerous game to be playing for them, they have to be very clear. Stand by their decision in the EU Referendum and say that they want Scotland to join the EU but that EFTA is a possibility if that is what the Scottish people want, but we have a long way to go before we get to that decision anyway. We have a huge battle ahead and my blog tonight I hope sums up how I feel about our so called union. I think things get harder before they get easier for us in the YES side of the debate.


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    1. I’ve always said that I would be happy with EFTA, but whilst that may work for Iceland and Norway, it might not work for Scotland becasue of our economy.

      Burdened by running the world we don’t have the money that other EFTA countries have, because we have to have the 4th largest military spend in the world. Also we have a large farming industry, which Iceland and Norway don’t.

      Nicola has a good relationship with the EU; May probably doesn’t.

      I think she’s more like Major than Thatcher. Remember when the Tories were “stabbing Thatcher in the back”, he was off having “wisdom tooth” issues.


      Much though I detest Thatcher, I think she was a relatively savvy operator. Evil and wicked, yes, but she had a reasonable idea of what she was doing.

      May is clueless, and furthermore she’s surrounded herself with clueless people. Fox and Davis, for heaven’s sake. And while Boris is far from clueless, she is a wildcard, and having a wildcard as the senior diplomat in the country is just plain mad.

      I have no doubt it will end in misery.

      No one thought for a second that they were voting to leave the whole thing behind. Not even UKIP.

      And I know that many people voted to get rid of foreigners and get Β£350m a week for the health service. neither of these things is going to happen.

      I begin to wonder who IS going to be happy about the situation, except a few Fascists, the Orange Baboon (with apologies to baboons) and Putin.


  8. Theresa May.

    Trying to read the tea leaves here.

    She has a second class degree in geography (BA) from Oxford, is the daughter of some sort of clergyman, attends church, I assume that would be The Church (of England) and was a particularly right wing Home Secretary and a pretty quiet anti-Brexiteer.

    Loves cricket and hiking – in Switzerland (!).

    If you saw her resumΓ© on a dating site, absent her obvious prime minsterial status, would you be, ahem, interested? Or would you just flick by?

    If you were English, you might see her as the Rose of John Major’s life.

    As I am not English, I think the woman is between a rock and a hard place. It is, as if, you were the least popular member of the class but they elected you, just because. And they expect you to jump up and down on the hot coals they are billowing, just because.

    Her only way to salvation – aka as the ‘History Books’ – is to win a fantastic victory against the EU, not going to happen, or see the UK fracture which may very well happen.

    Talk about poisoned chalice’s and the like?

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    1. I can’t say I’ve ever liked her.

      I can’t understand why she would want to go for the leadership at this time. Automatically she has 48% of Brits against her, and as bit by bit the glitter falls off all the promises that they made, that number will increase.

      She seems in many ways to be as right wing as Mrs Thatcher, but somehow much more wishy-washy and incompetent.

      The deal, in my opinion, won’t be as bad as it people predict it will be, but it will be bad enough. And she won’t go down in history as the saviour of Britain. She’ll quite possibly oversee the breakup of the union.

      Fawning all over Trump will have been a big mistake, I reckon.

      Still, it could have been Andrea the Fox Hunter.


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