Cille Mhernaig

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  1. I'm sure I saw one or two folk suggesting she has to go so maybe the use of the word calling was a touch dramtic. I also admit I'm pretty tired so may have misinterpreted posts earlier in the thread. Point still stands though that as much as Ruth and Kez will use last night to show the SNP support is decreasing, the percentage of seats won in Scotland would equate to a comprehensive majority in Westminster if a party won the same percentage of seats.
  2. It was a sore one last night but for all the yoons crowing and calling on Sturgeon to resign, SNP still won the Scottish election and were always going to lose seats as 2015 was a one off. To put 2015 in context SNP winning 56 out of 59 seats is the equivalent of someone winning 617 out of 650 Westminster seats. Winning 35 out of 59 is 59% of the seats which is winning the election in Scotland regardless of what Tories and slab try to spin. Compare SNP result last night to what that would mean in Westminster, 59% of the 650 available seats is 383.5 either way you round that 0.5 (up or down) is a majority May and Corbyn could only dream of.
  3. Losing Angus Robertson is a fucking sore one. Always been impressed with him at pmq's. Suppose though there were always going to be losses after 2015, just hope Scotland hasn't given the Tories the seats they need to remain in power. Going to stick with it till my constituency is declared then calling it a night.
  4. Will be voting in an hour when the wife gets back, voting for Kirsten Oswald (snp). The Tories seem to think they can take East Ren but given you can't get more unionist than Blair McDougall (labour candidate) there should be a good split on unionist votes allowing Kirsten to stroll it.
  5. You are right, my memory for some matches is utterly atrocious. I do remember Jones being excellent in the first half, but his shooting being tame and couple of times when he shot he seemed to have space to drive on. I only really remember Boyd's header (though for some reason I thought the cross came from Coulibaly), and of course Coulibaly's goal from the 2nd half. The worst of it is was I drove that day so can't blame drink for my shocking memory.
  6. No he certainly ran the right back ragged the first half of the 2-1 game but kept weakly shooting from distance instead of carrying on and putting a ball in. Thinking back though he might have got a wallop at some point and then faded out that game (i.e. shat it)
  7. Still got Jordan Jones who if memory serves me right ripped your full backs a new one that day. Just as long as he doesn't try and shoot he should cause you a few problems.
  8. I wouldn't be too sure on this, they might fancy their chances as we did vote Jackass Carlaw in at the Holyrood elections but even looking at those results he only gained 2.3% of the vote to take the seat by 1611 votes. Stewart Maxwell in second polled 31.2% of the vote with a gain of 6.9%, so even though the tories did ultimately win the seat the SNP still manage to gain a higher vote percentage increase. Take that into the general election and as Sparky88 says there is a majority of 6.6% that they might fancy their chances with but then looking at the fact Kirsten Oswald seems to be doing a solid if unspectacular job so far would that cause her to lose her more than 6.6% of the vote? I looked into the 2015 result further and saw Tory's finished 3rd with their share of the vote dropping by 8.4%. They need to reverse that drop and then start eating into the Labour vote to take 2nd before worrying about Oswald's majority. Given that her majority in the seat is 6.6% over Labour and 18.6% over the tories, she may lose votes but she should be relected taken Eastwood SNP vote increase for Holyrood into account and the actual chasm between her and the tories at the last General Election.
  9. The reason they are 'unenforceable' for want of a better phrase in Scotland is due to the contract being between the driver and Private Parking Company. Whilst the company can use the DVLA to identify the registered keeper, there is no requirement on the registered keeper to identify the driver, the onus is with the PPC to identify the driver who the contract is with. In England & Wales the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 4 Paragraph 4 introduces keeper liability, which is where the driver has not been identified they can claim the unpaid parking charges from the registered keeper. PoFa is not applicable in Scotland so that is where the 'unenforceable' opinion comes in as if they cannot identify the driver then they are onto plums as they cannot force the registered keeper to identify the driver or pursue the registered keeper for costs. The moment you confirm the name of the driver to the PPC in Scotland, you are liable for the ticket and the law is on the side of the PPC where they can eventually take you to court. When these stories make the news there are always 2 things - 1) they have confirmed the identity of the driver and 2) they always seem to have racked up thousands in charges making it worth their while to go to court. Although it was interesting the one last year they knew the identity of the driver, and he owed about £5K yet they settled out of court for £2k. The unwritten rule about the ignore advice is don't be a tool and continue to park there, 1 parking charge for £100 where they don't know the driver, just the registered keeper in Scotland is a bigger baw ache for them to take to court, with the odds stacked against them. Numerous parking charges where you rack up 4 figures worth makes it worth their while pursuing in the hope you fold and pay before it gets to court. Again if it is just the registered keeper they know then not good odds of the court finding in their favour. Even though they would probably claim that any registered keeper receiving numerous charges and threats of court action they are not responsible for are the driver responsible if they don't identify the driver at the time. The reason that this is still not good odds in court is it is an assumption, there is no proof the RK is the driver. As long as the driver is not identified then it is fine to keep ignoring for now. The day the front page headline is 'Parking Company successfully take registered keeper to court and win over £100 charge.' is the day that the games a bogey for ignoring them.
  10. The bit I've bolded is interesting as when the 18:07 Neilston service was just 3 carriages, you understandably wouldn't see the conductor till normally Muirend where they would put in an appearance once enough people had disembarked and train was no longer overcrowded. Guess though there is still enough money for them to take a quick walk through even if the train is halfway through the service at the risk of them being found out they had opened the doors late.
  11. The 18:06 to Neilston train used to be dangerously overcrowded, however they have recently turned it into a 6 carriage train so not anywhere near as bad as it was. I'd love to see the maximum capacity figures for that service before they added the extra 3 carriages. Might be worth sending a tweet every few days to Scotrail if the service is full as it may make them pay more attention to these figures and get coupe of extra carriages added to the service. Hopefully not at the expense of the extra carriages on the 18:06 Neilston service mind you. Out of interest on mainly 'commuter' trains are you expected to sell a lot of tickets? I would have thought that people travelling same services 5 days a week would be buying in advance to save some cash, so wouldn't have expected ticket sales (or lack of) to be used as an indicator of a overcrowded service?
  12. As I said on the Things you want to share with Pie and Bovril thread - This, she's admitted she was the driver so they know for sure who the contract was with, she's broken a parking contract 245 times (based on the assumption it is £100 a notice), they have even appeared to have been in discussions about this with the offer of a parking permit being declined. She's made it too easy for them to go to court and get the win. Now her stupidity will mean they can probably cite this case on their notices and con more people into paying up when it can be safely ignored if it's a one off charge and the only information they have is when the charge occurred and who the registered keeper of the vehicle is.
  13. This, she's admitted she was the driver so they know for sure who the contract was with, she's broken a parking contract 245 times (based on the assumption it is £100 a notice), they have even appeared to have been in discussions about this with the offer of a parking permit being declined. She's made it too easy for them to go to court and get the win. Now her stupidity will mean they can probably cite this case on their notices and con more people into paying up when it can be safely ignored if it's a one off charge and the only information they have is when the charge occurred and who the registered keeper of the vehicle is.
  14. If I'd ventured west end I'd no doubt see some hipster p***k sporting such a look.
  15. Yeah could tell straight away she was gonna hit me with peak charge as she is the type that was properly inspecting tickets, i.e. looking at them, taking them off people and scoring with a pen to show they've been used when 90% were going to be swallowed up by the barrier at central. I know that technically she was correct, it was just the computer says no attitude when I explained why I didn't buy at the station. That coupled with the fact her genuine suggestion was to stay in the queue at the station, miss the train and wait 30 minutes for the next one if I wanted a cheap day return that day that got my back up. If I boarded at a station where the trains were more frequent then I'd have no complaints as I made the choice to chance it rather than wait, but outlying stations where it is a 2 train an hour service, I don't think so. Fingers crossed though Flexipass solves my issues and I can wander to the station at whatever time I like going forward with my only concern being if there are any metros left at the station.