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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Local labour shortage   
    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.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Local labour shortage   
    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?
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    BigMouth reacted to Evil Inky in Local labour shortage   
    In addition, many jobs require qualifications: if an employer is looking for a time-served joiner, someone with a degree in astronomy isn't going to be any use to them.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in 3D Printing Needed   
    Wrong forum
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Prince Charles - The Carbon Footprint of a Charcoal Yeti   
    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.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Prince Charles - The Carbon Footprint of a Charcoal Yeti   
    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.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Arfski in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    We were lied to.  Frictionless trade was just one of them.  No downsides, only upsides was another.  There were many more.
    There are no obstacles to bringing items into the UK.  Trucks are just being waved through unchecked so that there is not more chaos at the ports than there already is.  Some of this is temporary, but vet certificates, just one example, won’t be.  The red tape isn’t going anywhere either.
    I would be happier eating more fish, especially if it gets cheaper.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Arfski in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    There seems to be a fair few upset with being out of the EU.  They all seem to be saying that they were lied to.  Fishermen with catches they can’t land, hauliers with trucks stuck at ports, and even before the ports, businesses with mounds of paperwork they have no idea of how to fill in.  Frictionless trade, sunlit uplands, another Tory economic miracle?  Aye, that will be right.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Arfski in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    If Scotland is such a drain on England how come Westminster is so keen to keep hold of us?
    Independence can't come soon enough.  If we had it now our fish could be sold in Europe, because Scotland voted against leaving the EU.
    "The clamour for Independence" has been going for much longer than Johnson has been in number 10.  Scots don't want to be ruled by the Tories.  It's as simple as that, and you can hardly blame them after the balls-up Johnson seems to be making of everything.  Next step reducing workers rights - oh joy!
    Oh! And no nuclear bases in Scotland sounds like  result.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    If Scotland is such a drain on England how come Westminster is so keen to keep hold of us?
    Independence can't come soon enough.  If we had it now our fish could be sold in Europe, because Scotland voted against leaving the EU.
    "The clamour for Independence" has been going for much longer than Johnson has been in number 10.  Scots don't want to be ruled by the Tories.  It's as simple as that, and you can hardly blame them after the balls-up Johnson seems to be making of everything.  Next step reducing workers rights - oh joy!
    Oh! And no nuclear bases in Scotland sounds like  result.
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    BigMouth reacted to Evil Inky in Electric Vehicles   
    Don't forget that vehicles powered by internal combustion engines require the transport and storage of large quantities of highly-flammable liquid. Oil tankers run aground, petrol lorries crash, and filling stations catch fire, but the lawyers haven't closed down the oil companies.
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    BigMouth reacted to Ghostrider in Proposed Co-op Stores in Scalloway & Sandwick ?   
    But only from the ever decreasing range of stock items and subject to unreliable availability due to long standing poor stock control.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from peeriebryan in 2021 Upgrade   
    All appears well now.  Thanks.
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    BigMouth reacted to MuckleJoannie in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Opinion polls in recent months have shown a consistent majority for independence following the SNP's decisive approach to tackling the coronavirus epidemic, as opposed to Boris's dithering. Nicola Sturgeon's approval ratings have been streets ahead of Boris's as well.
    62% of Scottish voters voted to remain in the EU and we were told in the 2014 referendum that if Scotland wanted to remain in the EU we shoiuld vote to remain in the UK union.
    Those seem to me to be grounds to have another referendum on independence.
     
     
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    BigMouth got a reaction from angelpie in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    If Scotland is such a drain on England how come Westminster is so keen to keep hold of us?
    Independence can't come soon enough.  If we had it now our fish could be sold in Europe, because Scotland voted against leaving the EU.
    "The clamour for Independence" has been going for much longer than Johnson has been in number 10.  Scots don't want to be ruled by the Tories.  It's as simple as that, and you can hardly blame them after the balls-up Johnson seems to be making of everything.  Next step reducing workers rights - oh joy!
    Oh! And no nuclear bases in Scotland sounds like  result.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    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"!
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    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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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    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?
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    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.
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    BigMouth reacted to Roachmill in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    At a very basic level I'd like my vote to go towards a party I align with and for said vote to stand a chance of making a difference at a national level. All while painting my face blue and shouting "FREEDOM!!!" at passers by of course /s
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Evil Inky in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Advantages and disadvantages of Brexit list
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    BigMouth reacted to Capeesh in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Maybe they would've had more joy with something like this...
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    BigMouth got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Just before the independence referendum I remember the Tories telling us that North Sea oil was about to run out, and lo and behold within a couple of weeks of the No vote winning they announced miraculous new discoveries of oil in the North Sea.  You can only fool people so many times.  Assume everything is a lie or a diversion and you won't go far wrong, because millionaires are not in politics to help any of us.
    Johnson is a gift to the SNP though, and Sturgeon always seems to have the upper hand over him.
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Roachmill in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    The paperwork is the red tape Colin!  It was red tape that we didn’t have when we were EU members.  The lack of preparation was down to the Government springing the final decision at the last minute on the poor exporters.  The Government are now advising Uk companies to open branch offices in the EU to make it easier, so they lay off staff here and take on staff in the EU countries.  You couldn’t make this up!
    No-one is buying our fish, that why so many of GB’s boats are tied up.  Presumably the meat is still walking around the fields!
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    BigMouth got a reaction from Davie P in Local Food Reviews - Dining Out & Take Aways   
    There's a place on Harrison Sq that is worth a visit.  Coffee Culture? Great coffee and the chicken quiche I had was really good.
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