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  1. You'll never get UBI under a Tory government in Westmonster. They hate anyone getting anything for free unless it is them and theirs. The hospitality industry has always been one for exploiting people, and my experience of it here was no different. I was living in Hoofields and applied for a job at one of the hotels here. The owner seemed keen, and even suggested that I should move out of Hoofields into one of the staff rooms in the hotel. He certainly wasn't offering that to benefit me. He obviously wanted me living over the shop so that I could be on call 24 hours a day. If I had a share in the business it might have had some attraction, but as a minimum wage flunky I was definitely not interested, and let him know that the job was very much a stop gap until a proper job came along. Hard work, poor pay, long hours, tied accommodation, little thanks, who would be queueing up to work in such an industry?
  2. Only a fool would lecture us on our carbon footprint and then spend his time jetting around unnecessarily. Although I assume that he thinks us the fools as perhaps we either will not notice or forgive him for his hypocrisy.
  3. Royalty seem to love to lecture us on green issues, but they are the absolute worst for creating greenhouse gases. Anyone could have opened the fish markets, so why didn't someone local do it? Instead some fool from London flies all the way up here for the day.
  4. I won't mention the place, as I don't want to embarrass them. The other half and I went out for lunch, which was superb, followed by two coffees. We asked for flat whites. What we were served were white americanos. We drank them nonetheless, but pointed out the error to them at the end. They were convinced that a flat white was made with water with a splash of milk, but we know otherwise so we told them that it should be made with a vast majority of hot milk and the only water should be in the one or two shots of coffee. They wouldn't accept it. We spoke to a cafe proprietor today who told us that we were right, flat white is mostly hot milk.
  5. Am I alone in thinking that the water in Lerwick tastes like bleach smells? Mine is altogether different in the north mainland.
  6. For those with Twitter https://twitter.com/AbChav/status/1380575375290421248
  7. All appears well now. Thanks.
  8. Just noticed this on the David Davis Downside Dossier Shellfish. The European Union has told the UK shellfish industry that thousands of tonnes of oyster, mussel, clam, cockle and scallop exports are banned from the bloc indefinitely. British fishers, who had been told by government to expect the ban to last until spring, are warning this will be a fatal blow to their businesses. Perhaps this should be in the Brexit thread, but I think that this will be important to the local fisherfolk in an independence context.
  9. It has to be the next best thing to being part of the EU!!
  10. Boris should come every day. He is the SNP's best recruiting sergeant.
  11. If a country of 5 million can't manage independence I don't see how a county of 23,00 are going to manage. Thanks. I have enjoyed the "battle"!
  12. I am getting a new notification each time something is posted to a thread that I am subscribed to, rather than the expected behaviour, which would be just to get one. Is it me, or is it the forum? Thanks
  13. We will have to wait and see. My opinion is that the EU wants to grow. They have already said something to the effect of "be careful that the door doesn't hit you in the *yrse on the way out". If they wanted to give Johnson a kick they could make Scotland's joining easier.
  14. Incorrect. The UK and Denmark have opt-outs so don’t have to join the Euro. The seven countries without an opt-out and not already in the Euro are supposed to join it, but only once they meet certain conditions. There is currently no time limit on this process. Source: FullFact My bold.
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