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BigMouth

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  1. We don't really need an incentive to work. Before long automation will have pushed a good few of us out of the workforce. UBI might be an easier way of paying benefits as well as keeping us off the streets.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Am I alone in thinking that the water in Lerwick tastes like bleach smells? Mine is altogether different in the north mainland.
  7. For those with Twitter https://twitter.com/AbChav/status/1380575375290421248
  8. All appears well now. Thanks.
  9. 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.
  10. It has to be the next best thing to being part of the EU!!
  11. Boris should come every day. He is the SNP's best recruiting sergeant.
  12. 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"!
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. How much clout does Scotland have in the UK? Scotland's debt? You mean the proportion of the UK debt that Westminster has apportioned us?
  17. The Euro is a red herring. We use any currency we like, although we are affected by the monetary policy of the nations' currency that we are adopting.. At some point in the future we can adopt the euro, as it currently stands.
  18. When "we" voted for Brexit. We are a third country who thinks that it should get better treatment than other third countries. Every other third country has to fill in the same forms as we do. We were just woefully prepared for it whilst the Clown played brinkmanship games. "The Scotch – what a verminous race!"; "It’s time Hadrian’s Wall was refortified, to pen them in a ghetto on the other side"; "The nation deserves not merely isolation, but comprehensive extermination". See HERE Not from the pen of Boris Johnson as often reported, but approved by him as the editor of the Spectator. Remember this clown is on our side!
  19. If Brexit is now bad, I assume that what went before was good? If that is the case then independence means going back to what we had before. Not the crap spouted by the Daily Express and the Daily Heil either. The media have been brainwashing the citizens for too long. Bendy bananas anyone?
  20. Where we are today, interfering in the politics and elections of distant countries for one. Not much changes. If we are getting forked over by Europe it is because we chose it. We seem to like democracy until we don't. We (the UK) seem to like rules until they are someone else's rules. We (the UK) are not being treated any worse than any other third country. I will admit that the EU are taking advantage of our stupidity, whether that be the financial markets or warehouse space in Holland. They are doing exactly what we would do to them, but hey, blue passports and freeports. If Scotland are such a drain on the UK then why are the Tories not cutting is adrift without a lifeboat, just like they do with any other poor unfortunates? I am thinking of the disabled and the poor for instance. Attack Nicola Sturgeon all you wish. It makes no odds to me. She is more than capable of sticking up for herself, as we can see when she runs rings around the Clown in Westminster.
  21. We are a third country now. "We" voted for Brexit. We knew what it would entail. We are a small island nation, and not the superpower we think we are. The EU are doing what suits them best in the same way as we have always done what suits us. Remember when the sun never went down on the empire? Are you also against poor countries not getting the jab? I woud agree that the EU have rolled out their jabbing program very slowly. It seems to be the only stick we are able to beat them with. Let's hope no-one mentions our record breaking per capita death rate. Left to their own devices the Tories are bound sure to fork almost everything up, especially under this clown, who can't utter a sentence without a lie in it.
  22. Advantages and disadvantages of Brexit list
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