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    hakama reacted to Ghostrider in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    The trouble with Blackford and his fellow SNP MP's is perhaps not so much how much they cost, but of the value for money they represent.
    SNP MP's especially have re-written the definition of an 'opposition MP'. the purpose of an opposition MP or party is to attempt to negotiate with the Government to try and win some of modification or concession that benefits the portion of the electorate they represent. The SNP MP's are by no means the only ones at it, but they make the biggest meal out of it, in that they interpret the role of being an opposition MP or party as simply criticising and voting against anything and everything the Governent proposes doing, up to and including opposing things that if they themselves were in Government they'd be trying to enact themselves.
    Their interpretation of 'opposition' is that it is literal and must always be adhered to on principle whatever the cost, which is their choice to make. What gets me though is, that the folk who vote in SNP MP's do so when those MP's operate in such a way that makes it impossible for them to achieve anything for their constituents, only blow their own trumpet and pull a salary for doing it.
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    hakama reacted to Urabug in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Do not believe anything that our prospective politicians are promising, let us remember that this country and the whole world has to recover from the terrible results financially that Covid19 has brought on us all.
    I will bet we will see more austerity throughout the country irrespective  what party is in power,simply because we do not have the resources to fund it. 
    I see big cuts in our "services" looming ahead because we will not be able to raise enough funds to support them.
    The government did well to support furlough,although it did not help everyone,but this money will no doubt have to be recouped and only You and I ,the taxpayers  can do that. 
    Good luck to anyone who in five years time can say they got what they voted for. 
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    hakama reacted to Urabug in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    The UK is over £2 Trillion pounds in debt,if Scotland were to go independent it would have to take with it a share of this debt .
    Where is our wealth ,the oil industry is gradually being phased out in favour of reducing our demands on fossil fuel and this was an industry that provided a livelyhood for thousands of people.
    Someone remarked that the "green" industry would support all those jobs but I cannot see that able to pay the wages that were available in the oil industry.,or anywhere near the number of jobs.
    Also every litre of fuel oil that is sold has a very high rate of tax ,as the sale of fuel deminishes so will the revenue from that tax.
    The SNP wants to kick Trident out,this will also be a kick in the teeth to many of those employed to maintain it, and how does the SNP intend to provide our military presence that is necessary to keep us all safe.
    Fishing will IMHO become even more important to us as the years go by,but if the SNP rejoin the EU then all our fishing rights will once again go .Now we are out of the EU as time passes we will hopefully gain our waters back to ourselves or at least have more control who can fish them.
    Scotland cannot survive on whisky and wind turbines,and the income from a few tourists, we need the support of our neighbours and they need us together it is best,who wants a border between us .
    And what about the Scottish Pound,will we all be losers as the pound changes to the Euro.
    Think the best we can do is bide together.
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    hakama reacted to Windwalker in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Hakama
    my experience on here is if you dare to question anything about the SNP, several will come at you, but if you ask them to clarify, provide information or justify etc, they rarely do, with a few exceptions.
    Where some are concerned, their modus operandi seems to be, to try and shut you up and rather than discuss the issue they will say, such and such is worse etc. They cannot see any wrong doing by anyone in the SNP. Luckily there are a few SNP supporters who will have a good discussion and I appreciate they have their views as I do. Of course they are wrong though  
     
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    hakama reacted to Windwalker in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Yes, if I recall, you’ve brought that up a few times.
    The point is they all have many faults, but most of us can see that, certain Folk on here seem determined that the SNP must get in, regardless of the future effects independence  might have on people and the economy. Blinkers tightly secured and smash forward without knowing the consequences. Nothing matters except independence. I agree with Hakama, “these people are deluded” IMHO of course.
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    hakama got a reaction from Urabug in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Yes, Well said Allen. All you lets leave people should read this. As I have said in previous posts you are delusional/kidding yourselves if you think that you are going to be better off on leaving the Union. At my age I am most unlikely to see separation but I do feel for the young people of this country even if it is most likely them that will vote it through not realizing the consequences.
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    hakama got a reaction from Muckle Oxters in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Thank you Muckle Oxters for a most informative link. I am most grateful.
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    hakama got a reaction from Urabug in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    From the fact that no one seems to be able to tell me about Scotlands supposed wealth I must conclude that it does not have much and if that is the case leaving the Union would make Scotland a poorer place and why would Scotland jump out of the Union into a far more unknown situation with the EU. We will most certainly not get independence by joining the EU. It would be much better for Scotland to stay in the Union and get more autonomy from Westminster. Do all you lets leave the Union people really believe that the EU will be nice to us and that a hard border with Scotlands biggest trading partner will make Scotland more prosperous. As I said delusional.
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    hakama got a reaction from XAM7102 in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Yes let a referendum happen but if it does the SNP will then spend many years trying to rejoin the EU and will not be focused on rebuilding Scotland. They have been in power for many years and if the figures etc are to be believed they have wasted billions ruined the education system etc but yes let us get away from the nasty English. For all the time that they have been in power their main objective has been independence, they could have done so much better.
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    hakama got a reaction from Urabug in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    If anybody out there thinks that Scotland and its people will be better off out of the Union you are living in cloud cuckoo land and are delusional.
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    hakama got a reaction from blue beetle in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    As England is Scotlands biggest trading partner why leave. What has Scotland got that would make the EU want to have Scotland. Spain would most likely vote against having Scotland as it has its own problem with Catalonia. Scotland could end up being on its own. As money would be needed to run the country some things would have to change and here is three to start with. No more free prescriptions for medicine no free rail/bus travel food/fuel prices through the roof. There are better ways for Scotland to prosper.
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    hakama got a reaction from blue beetle in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Independence will prove to be an absolute disaster for Scotland and like it or not we are part of Scotland at the moment.
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    hakama got a reaction from Muckle Oxters in MEGAFLOW.   
    Hello, Thank you for the reply, I think that I have solved the problem.
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    hakama got a reaction from Evil Inky in Meat Cattle Deforestation.   
    I am sorry but you obviously do not understand what cattle ranching is doing to the planet and you have no concern for furure generation that is if there is any.
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    hakama got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in Meat Cattle Deforestation.   
    Ghostrider is correct. We must get the birth rate down. I do not know much about it but some flour is made from ground up insects, Our crofters perhaps should look into it as it may be profitable and i do think that in the future it is a way to feed the population. Very large poly tunnels perhaps.
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    hakama got a reaction from RileyBKing in White, Male and Middle Aged   
    Could we have this again in plain english.
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    hakama got a reaction from George. in White, Male and Middle Aged   
    Could we have this again in plain english.
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    hakama got a reaction from Davie P in Shattered Double Glazing Unit   
    Can we get some one to make a film about this double glazing unit. along the lines of Monty Python.
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    hakama got a reaction from George. in Brexit (merged threads)   
    Urabug, We have a bagpipe band, and as this is Scotland perhaps if we went with Tam o shanters kilts etc. it would do the tourist trade the world of good, and if we all voted SNP. perhaps we would get a better deal on a lot of things.
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    hakama got a reaction from George. in Brexit (merged threads)   
    I agree with you George / We live in a dictatorship as to the common person it makes little dfifference who is in power / They are clever I will give them that as they with elections lead us to believe that we live in a democracy / And most of us fall for it.
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    hakama got a reaction from sludgegulper in Smoking is carcinogenic and it kills   
    After doing their body in they then expect the NHS. to fix things so whatever you do it does impact on other people.
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    hakama got a reaction from George. in Smoking is carcinogenic and it kills   
    After doing their body in they then expect the NHS. to fix things so whatever you do it does impact on other people.
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