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  1. The Liz Hurley Appreciation Thread!

    She’s at it again!
  2. Game of Thrones

    Jon and Arya's reunion again flagged the fact that he's already died. Will that lead to a twist around him taking control of the army of the dead and leading them away like some kind of pied piper?
  3. The Arbroath Thread

    Well done smokies. Enjoy your New Year derby with Dundee next season!
  4. Twitter

    Another football fan tattoo story gone wrong. This time Argentina.
  5. General Politics Thread

    just catching up on this thread. got to say, I think you might be off the mark here. I come from a family of dyed-in-the-wool Labour supporters/activists who turned and voted Tory at the last GE in order to keep the SNP out. Never thought I would see the day and told them that in no uncertain terms. Anyway, my point is that in the face of a bigger/more immediate threat, you never know what you might be pushed to do. Switching from Tory or LibDems to Labour for a single parliament in order to remove the threat of a lifetime of being outside the EU with Brexit, is a choice many will take.
  6. When will indyref2 happen?

    I've seen elements of this too and not just the self defeating part of the psyche. I worked with a Scottish company back at the turn of the century and we merged with an equal sized but poorer performing English company. During the first round of high level job announcements, it was apparent that most were going to those from the English company. It became such an issue that HR had to give guidance to the Scottish employees along the lines of... during your interviews, make sure you take personal credit for any work you reference. Apparently there were a lot of "us" and "we achieved" from the Scots but much more of the "I did" or "I was responsible for" from their English counterparts. The culture from the English company was very much focus on yourself, whereas the Scottish firm was all about being part of the team. Comments were made about the Scots lacking that confidence to push themselves forward for fear of appearing to squash their colleagues. We are culturally different from the English in lots of ways and I think this has become more and more apparent through the Brexit mess. I agree that Independence would bring out our confidence and self belief but fear that we need these traits in order to get Independence in the first place. It's a question of timing.
  7. Ian Blackford MP

    I have no real problem with MPs retaining an interest in companies that they had worked for/built up prior to taking office. (albeit I'd expect them to spend much less time there). I do object to MPs taking on additional roles (NEDs, "consultancy" roles etc) simply because they've become an MP. That, to me, smacks of potential conflicts of interest straight away. Plenty time after they've left office to do that kind of work.
  8. The Liz Hurley Appreciation Thread!

    Oh my word.
  9. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    and will it all be irrelevant anyway? When she goes, the next PM will likely be put in place by circa 100,000 Tory members. They'll then shape the negotiations for working with the EU regardless of what might be agreed by May and Corbyn. (regardless of what gets said now). Depressing thought. Sorry.
  10. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    ???? Surely as part of the EU, we *are* part of any negotiating team though?
  11. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    EU previously (at last summit) offered 22nd May as an option for an extension - contingent on UK taking part in EP elections. Doubt they'll change that.
  12. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    But surely the point about leaving without a deal is that almost immediately you’ll want a deal and all the things the EU are asking about currently will come back into play before a trade deal can be agreed. (Irish border and outstanding payment due etc.) We’d effectively be in the same position but out of the EU while we try to agree it. (Or am I missing something here)?
  13. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    EU sensing a trap. May not allow the extension without participation in the elections.
  14. Forfar v Arbroath

    Having been at Dens Park in 83, I’m delighted not to have witnessed the Smokies parading the league winners tee shirts and banners at Station Park yesterday. I’m sure they’ll stumble over the line at some point but glad it wasn’t versus us. Seem to remember a huge amount of last minute winner posts from the Lichties fans a season or so ago, so it’s nice to be on the other side of that too. Well done the loons.
  15. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    Dominic Grieve loses vote of confidence at local Conservative Association.
  16. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    In other news. Vote Leave not now appealing their guilty verdict over electoral violations. Trying to bury the news on the day we were meant to be leaving or were they always going to announce that news today and effectively stick 2 fingers up to remain voters and the political elite?
  17. The Walking Dead

    Are we sure Lydia didn’t have some involvement? I know her name wasn’t mentioned when the kidnapping details were revealed. But could she have helped select some of them? I quite like the tension of not knowing if she has fully committed to the new group.
  18. Just checking to see if anyone has done this recently - used the BBC i-player to watch live telly? I'm off to India in a few weeks and it's coinciding with a live Forfar match (what's the chances eh?) I've an i-pad to take with me (or a Kindle Fire) and I'm wondering if anyone has had any recent success and what software/VPN they've used. (I think the BBC may have got a bit smarter with regard to stopping VPNs). Cheers.
  19. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    State of this.... Does no one care about apostrophe use any more? Brexit has a lot to answer for.
  20. Question Time

    Enjoyed that (for a change). Blackford did well. Journalist was a pain in the arse until her focus fell on Maybot.
  21. Question Time

    Thought she was good on week one and has gotten worse every time I’ve tuned in since.
  22. Question Time

    Headsgone on QT ffs
  23. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    Twitter whispers that Labour won't be supporting it today - but may do next week! Think they want their own front bench amendment to pass today and if the second referendum amendment passes, their amendment would automatically fall.