SO, DESPITE VOTING AGAINST LEAVING THE EU…

…SCOTLAND’S PARLIAMENT WILL SUFFER SIGNIFICANT CHANGE BECAUSE ENGLAND AND WALES VOTED THE OTHER WAY

Or at least so says this roaster.

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Dunno about you, but to me, this is beginning to sound frightening.

All we can do is cross our fingers and hope that the unintended consequences of the BritNats’ desire to show Johnnie Foreigner a thing or two, will be the break-up of their beloved and benighted kingdom.

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Given the verification tick, I’m assuming this is genuinely from Mrs May’s boss, the president of the United States of America, the world’s biggest economy and most powerful armed forces.

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

OMG! As Pa Broon said on Twitter, they’ve put a toddler in charge of the USA.

HELP!

SOS!

M’AIDER!

AU SECOURS!

CUIDEACHADH!

 

 

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BRITISH TARTAN?

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I’m told that May came to Scotland yesterday for a very brief visit during which she studiously avoided any members of the public.

This Scottish bloke here was clearly explaining the manufacture of tartan to her.

She, clearly, couldn’t have been less interested if she’d made a Herculean effort.

I’d have thought that she might have been able to learn how to smile, and at least look towards whatever was being explained to her even if she’s not taking in a word of it.

I’m wondering what particular “real opportunities” Brexit will provide for “Britain”. (Given that she was on a whistle-stop tour of four nations of the UK, I’d have thought she might have mentioned Scotland by name. But that would have taken a bit of empathy, not one of May’s strong points.)

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Anyway, what ARE “real opportunities” …as opposed, say, to “imaginary opportunities” like, for example, £350 million a week for the NHS?

Oh well, they say that trying times bring forth the best in some people…

So maybe we’ll reinvent powdered eggs, ration books and gas lighting and sing songs around the piano. Now there’s an opportunity for second-hand piano salesmen.

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*added at 11.03

RANDOM THOUGHTS

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Not, in any case, that there is anything wrong with simply advertising on Facebook. Parties USED to advertise in the newspapers when they had a readership. NO one suggested that was wrong as long as they didn’t overspend.

!dont grow up poor or i'll starve you
When you grow up a bit and go to school, just don’t be poor, otherwise, I’ll starve you. Hush now…
!leaf
It seems the Royal Mail is being paid to deliver stuff straight to the skip.  Censorship by the postie?
a nigel4
I’m not sure the government’s plan is quite that good.
adwp
DWP: Heartless Bastards. I don’t swear on the blog (I do in real life) but this is sickening. If you thought IDS was bad. McVile takes evil to whole new level.
!bre12
Erm, y’what? I see you weren’t in the loop then!
ahands lords
Of course, the House of Lords is a travesty of democracy in any case, but this is for sure. When MPs lose their seats they should NOT be given a meal ticket for life in the “upper” chamber. The public expressly said they didn’t want them. They threw them out. The will of the people and all that. Why are they still there, as Michelle Moan said, FOR LIFE?
ddd
Judgement? You have to be joking!
!nicola
Well, I don’t know if it’s true, but if it is, you certainly wouldn’t see it on the BBC.
anige3
LOL, posh boy. Do you seriously think that they aren’t already laughing like drains at the Brits? You need to get out more.
military salaries
So, just how many ranks in Scotland are going to be paying a few pence more in tax as of April, in return for better services?

SOME MORE BREXIT HUMOUR

Tory MP last week told a conference Scotland & Wales had been “allowed to vote in our EU referendum”, while dismissing as “fantasy” the idea could lose powers a result of EU Withdrawal Bill. Simply astounding. via

They are sooooo good to us.
!Air
But, you said…
bre12
Hmmm… I just know I’ll be washing Munguin’s feathers that day.
brexit
Like they’d be missed.
atax doidgers
I guess there had to be a reason even more pressing than a belief in the superiority of the English over every other race. Money!
brexm
Edinburgh and Glasgow being the only two places she could name in Scotland.
bre5
ANYONE?
brecherry
But, you said we held all the cards. They needed us more than we needed them. They would come running… you said!
bres
If s/he has any sense s/he’ll run and leave them.
bresit
Well, you didn’t think they would use their own money, did you?
brex8
Principle, he says… It’s about hatred and xenophobia.
brexx
Ah, the vow, the vow…

SHEESH III

You’ll love this intellectual conundrum…

Damned foreigners, coming over here and taking our jobs and not even working…

What will they think of next to thwart the decent hardworking Great British families up and down the country? Eh?

I ask you!

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

! nicola

It’s a funny old world, isn’t it? Well, at least it’s a funny old UK.

This morning, while everyone was wittering on about snow, Boris (the bus) Johnson, the UK’s esteemed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs took to the air to tell us that the Irish situation was a piece of cake (which he was going to eat and to have all at the same time).

He said: 

“We think that we can have very efficient facilitation systems to make sure that there’s no need for a hard border, excessive checks at the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

“There’s no border between Islington or Camden and Westminster, there’s no border between Camden and Westminster, but when I was mayor of London we anaesthetically and invisibly took hundreds of millions of pounds from the accounts of people travelling between those two boroughs without any need for border checks whatever.”

So that’s Northern Ireland settled then. No need for any further thought on the subject (probably just as well!). Boris is going to initiate a congestion charge.

Next.

!UK

Well, next, I noticed that Andy Burnham was complaining on radio about the lack of investment in “The North”.  By the way, it’s interesting that people who told us that we were one great happy family of a nation in the UK, still refer to Newcastle as the North East and Manchester as the North West, despite them being, well, in the south!

Anyway, he pointed out that Scotland has a representative on the Cabinet Committee that is making what passes as “plans” for Brexit (y’know, all these congestion charges) but “the North” does not.

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Because he was being interviewed by the very second-rate Robinson, he got no challenge on that. But I’d be interested to know which one of the Tories Andy thought represented Scotland, and where he or she was sitting in the cabinet room. I’m damned if I can see him/her. Maybe it was Fluffy and he was polishing their shoes under the table.

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And I notice that Jeremy Hunt won a humanitarian award at an event which he helped organise. I’m not sure what to say about that, except that, call me thick if you will, but “Humanitarian” and “Hunt” aren’t words I’d normally associate with each other or indeed expect to see in the same paragraph. But in a world where the Saudis were chosen to chair a UN committee on Human Rights, anything is possible, I guess.

But, not everything is depressing. Indeed, this is cheering. Jacob Rees Mogg has developed a social conscience. He’s worried sick, poor soul, about the poor being denied the benefits of Brexit.

Mr Corbyn wants to deny the poorest in society the benefits of Brexit

 

AND

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Ross Thomson has a blog.

Well now. Hasn’t that just brightened your day?