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Salt n Vinegar

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  1. It's ok, I'm sure Alex thought that the justice system had done its work and it was time for all fair-minded people to put the past behind them and move on.
  2. Peston alleging that there were 3 ear-witnesses to the BJ "bodies in the street" rant AND that the "chatty rat" was not Cummings. https://www.itv.com/news/2021-04-26/robert-peston-boris-johnson-did-make-bodies-pile-high-in-their-thousands-comment
  3. Not entirely sure about that. I'm struggling to think of a single Tory high heid yin who could make me think "now THERE'S a Tory I can trust"
  4. Wahey! They've changed it! Oops... Wait a minute...
  5. I'm also not entirely surprised that when discussing the likelihood of an SNP overall majority the journalists never mention the difficulties of doing that in a PR system. Under PR systems minority or coalition governments are the norm, not a "failure". That's why the SNP majority was such a stunning success when it happened. To do it again in a few days time with so many parties standing would be brilliant, especially with three large political forces actively campaigning against a major plank of the SNPs platform.
  6. A recent "Have I got News for You" had a clip of a Tory MP giving a BBC high heid yin GBH of the lughole because there were no Union Jacks in a recent BBC glossy report. Maybe the crawling gits are trying to make amends?
  7. In another example of the unfettered joy with which the Tories must be seeing polling, according to that bastion of nationalism, the Herald, a Survation poll for the Sunday post shows that Dross (and Salmond) are less popular than Boris. "The survey will be discouraging for Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross, who, it is suggested, like Salmond, is less popular with Scots voters than Boris Johnson. There was speculation last week that Johnson was not visiting Scotland during the campaign because of his unpopularity here. " The Tory saviours of the union would lose 9 seats. Nothing to see here... move along now...
  8. If I was a religious person, I might say "Jesus wept". Just see a UK Opinium poll on Sky news that says.... Comparing Johnson and Starmer "clean and honest"... 31% to 40% "Corrupt" 37% to 16% (yes, more than a third of the Country believes that the PM is "corrupt") Effects? Incredibly, both have the same "approval rating" of +1. Result? Overall, Cons on 44%, Labour on 33% LibDems 7%, Greens 5%. The British electorate still love Boris. We need to get out of this "union".
  9. Just listened to DRoss on Radio Scotland. If he moves to an English constituency that lad could be Prime Minister one day. The way he resolutely refuses to answer simple questions, the talking in long, fast sentences making it hard for interviewers to bring him back to the actual question, the 'whataboutery'... the guy is a natural.
  10. In the name of the wee man... WT actual F?? "WILLIE Rennie has cast doubt on whether an SNP majority in the next Holyrood parliament would be a "legitimate" mandate for a second independence referendum. The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader said there were "many factors" to a mandate, including the conduct of the election campaign, not simply parliamentary arithmetic." From the Herald at https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19256518.willie-rennie-queries-snp-majority-legitimate-indyref2-mandate/
  11. Good stuff... Biden getting it right up Turkey by recognising the Armenian genocide. President Erdoğan not happy. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/24/joe-biden-armenian-genocide-recognition
  12. I'd certainly hope that Dundee stop long before 4! 1-1 nervy draw I think.
  13. Feeling a bit nervous for the Rovers today.. Bet365 have Dundee win is evens with Raith win at 14/5. Draw is 12/5... Gulp.
  14. That may be true - Boris might get the heave. He might not. It won't alter the main issue though. I'm in my 60s and the last time there was a UK general election when Scotland returned a majority of Tory MPs was before I was born (1955 General Election) . Since then Scotland has had a Tory Westminster Government more than 50% of the time. Scotland can really only get a Westminster Government it wants if at the same time the folk in England happen to share that desire.
  15. It's a bit odd that Dross appears to think that an entire government can't concentrate on more than one thing at a time while apparently seeing no issues with him having 3 jobs at the moment and wanting to add a fourth.
  16. Just watched the broadcast. Nobody encouraged me to do it. I see why. I can accept that someone enjoys listening to Galloway's voice. Trouble is, it is Galloway himself.
  17. Not if giving your list vote to anyone other than another credible pro-independence party (the Greens? ) results in a Tory, Labour or LibDem candidate winning a list seat. As I understand it, what you say is only likely to work in the Highlands or the Borders. I'll accept what you say if you can demonstrate the stats that support your view outwith these areas. Mrs Salt n Vinegar and my older laddie have still to fill out their postal votes, so if you cod set out the possible stats that support your view in Lothian it would be particularly helpful! I
  18. Sorry for doing this and I promise not to do it again but there was an issue on the voting for Alba party thread that I replied to which is directly relevant to this thread so I thought it MIGHT be helpful to repost here. Here goes - "Look, a moderately well-educated 10 year old can "do sums". I've yet to see a calculation that results in a good outcome (i.e. as far as I'm concerned, Pro-independence) of voting SNP 1&2 in most of the country. Take Lothian as an example. Splitting the pro-indy list vote between the SNP, Greens and Alba just makes it more likely that the Tories, Labour or LibDems will have larger vote counts than each of them and will win otherwise winnable list seats thus reducing parliamentary support for the cause of independence. It would only work, I think, if the SNP lost FPTP seats in Lothian. If the SNP hold the FPTP seats that the won last time, or win more seats, like Edinburgh Central, SNP votes on the list become even more "wasted". I am in Edinburgh and I have a postal vote this time. I have voted SNP for the constituency and the Greens on the list. I can't see the Alba shower making any significant dent in the Greens or the SNP votes - certainly not enough to go above them in the votes total table. They have absolutely no chance of taking votes from the Tories, Labour or the LibDems! In my view, a vote for Alba unnecessarily splits a well established Pro-independence voting block. Electorally, Alba they are the unionists best friend on the lists and any respect I had for Alex Salmond is long gone... and in case Alex is watching this thread, which I doubt, I consider myself to be a "fair-minded person" . He had his chance, and he blew it. He wants to move on. I wish him all the best in moving on. Getting back into front line, confrontational politics is NOT moving on. The plain fact that his involvement might now adversely affect the cause of independence is absolutely damnable. He has let his ego get the better of him. Malt now in hand! "
  19. Malt now in hand so further comment might now be a bit unreliable... "gaming the system" in any election is pretty common - voting x to keep y out. Reluctant though I am to talk about the Toadies - oops Tories - aren't they gaming the system by asking for all unionist votes for them to stop indyref2?
  20. I missed the broadcast - should I watch it for the banter?
  21. Look, a moderately well-educated 10 year old can "do sums". I've yet to see a calculation that results in a good outcome (i.e. as far as I'm concerned, Pro-independence) of voting SNP 1&2 in most of the country. Take Lothian as an example. Splitting the pro-indy list vote between the SNP, Greens and Alba just makes it more likely that the Tories, Labour or LibDems will have larger vote counts than each of them and will win otherwise winnable list seats thus reducing parliamentary support for the cause of independence. It would only work, I think, if the SNP lost FPTP seats in Lothian. If the SNP hold the FPTP seats that the won last time, or win more seats, like Edinburgh Central, SNP votes on the list become even more "wasted". I am in Edinburgh and I have a postal vote this time. I have voted SNP for the constituency and the Greens on the list. I can't see the Alba shower making any significant dent in the Greens or the SNP votes - certainly not enough to go above them in the votes total table. They have absolutely no chance of taking votes from the Tories, Labour or the LibDems! In my view, a vote for Alba unnecessarily splits a well established Pro-independence voting block. Electorally, Alba they are the unionists best friend on the lists and any respect I had for Alex Salmond is long gone... and in case Alex is watching this thread, which I doubt, I consider myself to be a "fair-minded person" . He had his chance, and he blew it. He wants to move on. I wish him all the best in moving on. Getting back into front line, confrontational politics is NOT moving on. The plain fact that his involvement might now adversely affect the cause of independence is absolutely damnable. He has let his ego get the better of him. Malt now in hand!
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