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  1. I'm not saying he was or wasn't going out in a blaze of glory. Obviously his own party are reflecting on his overall achievements and gave him the reception they believe he was due. The labour and lib dem benches showed their respect for him as a departing Prime Minister and the sacrifices he's made to do that. Look at the contrast between Corbyn and the SNP. There's probably no one in there disagrees with him more than Corbyn and he's been relentlessly slates by Cameron and his party and yet he's wise enough to notice the sense of occasion and act accordingly. I'm not saying the SNP should have been gushing over him but to do what they did is just odd. Alex Salmond rightly received applause from everyone in Holyrood after his final speech. Robertsons EU questions were appalling today too.
  2. Dear lord! Look back to when Blair left. Full standing ovation in the house. Regardless of what you think of him he's elected to do the job in a democracy and I think people were just paying their respects with regards to him doing his job regardless of their politics. A matter of common human courtesy which the SNP by ignoring just look childish. The fact that they all appeared to sit on their hands would indicate to me there was some sort of communication sent out telling them to do that. Utterly bizarre.
  3. You know fine well the difference between the two bouts of applause. Furthermore, were they not clapping cause they didn't think they were allowed or just being petty and ignorant about the departing PM?
  4. The SNP benches sitting on their hands is total cringe for them Actually had to put something out telling them all not to join in on the applause. Childish
  5. Angus Robertson isn't very pleasant at all.
  6. Because like almost all politicians / parties they can be hypocritical when ever it suits them
  7. Incidentally - what an utter humiliation for Labour down south in that their barometer for success is now that they did a bit less bad than people predicted
  8. Then you've not been watching many SNP MSP's speak.
  9. Have you collected ? Nice prediction
  10. You lose the argument with that guff Let's just move on and have the SNP govern the country as the electorate wants. You lost the referendum. Accept it, deal with it and move on. The amount of time donated to continuing the independence debate can only be to the detriment of running the country.
  11. But presumably good for the majority of the country that aren't in the least bit interested in a second referendum given they were asked two years ago
  12. If you need cheering up watch George Galloways interview on today's daily politics.
  13. Regarding the notion that if Scotland votes in and the U.K. votes leave that a new Indy ref should happen, why would the assumption be that the people who voted in were all yes voters and vice versa?
  14. Whether he's right or wrong I'm just glad that there seems to be people within the SNP with differing views. I'll find it really odd of none of the MP's or MSP's campaign to leave. The benefit of the opposing views within a party means that we are more likely to get the facts for in or out rather than some carefully scripted party line designed to secure votes.
  15. Chap on five live just now who says he's an elected member of the SNP stating any nationalist who's voting stay is a hypocrite. Interesting.
  16. I agree. I just hope that however difficult getting information is , that the debate revolves around issues and not personalities or party politics
  17. The good thing about this ref is that people on both sides will come from a variety of backgrounds and political parties. This should hopefully remove some of the petty sniping and provide us with the information we need to make the choice we want. How will the SNP find a way to argue against DC even though they will be on the same side??
  18. Yeah but it's reeking of it. We will vote on this as the UK so why should it matter how the vote is split ? We had the chance to leave the UK and become part of the EU as Scotland and voted overwhelmingly against it. Furthermore we knew at that point that an EU referendum was likely and still chose to remain within the UK. That means for things like this we are voting as part of the UK, not Scotland. Why can't you accept that?
  19. You really need to get over the result of the Indy ref. It's clearly clouding your judgement on everything.
  20. So you'd just make a sweeping assumption about an ability to pay more based on what type of property someone lives in? Ludicrous. Also in a general sense this nonsense about taxing the rich more is tiresome. The better paid members of society already pay a lot more. They have a different tax bracket and by definition the more they earn the more £ they pay back in tax. No need to punish successful people any more than we currently do.
  21. Ludicrous to blame anyone for a defect in the bridge - these things happen. What we can criticise is the (apparent) lack of planning for such an eventuality to occur. Given the importance of the route you'd have thought there would be a contingency plan in place that just needs dusted down when this happens. Agreements with ferry operators, bespoke train and bus time tabling on trains, removal of some light controlled junctions etc. loads could be done automatically but doesn't seem to be
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