Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Div

      Pie and Bovril Nostalgia Mobile Phone Cases!   12/09/18

      We are delighted to have partnered up with Nostalgia Cases to offer a huge range of fantastic Scottish Football phone cases to our visitors. These high quality cases are available in a range of retro and up to date designs and there variations available for all Premiership, Championship and League 1 clubs as well as four of the League 2 teams. Within each club there are a range of choices. You'll find it difficult to choose! This is an Edinburgh based start-up, and they also provide a custom design service so if there is a kit you don't see that you'd love for your phone you can get in touch with them and they'll add it to their range. Naturally there is a HUGE support for all the major phone manufacturers and models and what's more delivery in the UK is completely FREE. What's even better is that Pie and Bovril users can get 10% off their order using the coupon code PIEANDBOV Take a look and browse the full range for your favourite club by clicking through to the website below. https://bit.ly/2M5laZs
Sign in to follow this  
Jamaldo

"The strength and security of the United Kingdom"

Recommended Posts

What does it mean?

What situations can we look back on and say, "It's a good job we were in the United Kingdom when that happened".

What is this safety net that being in the UK gives us? Is it purely a population argument? Bigger is better? I think that's a very lazy argument designed to manipulate voters that perhaps aren't as engaged in politics.

There seems to be an assumption that the UK is incredibly rich. Well, the state is nearly one-and-a-half trillion pounds in debt and the vast majority of the country don't see this suppossed wealth. London does not equal the UK. Strength? In one city, aye.

Does being in the UK protect us from terrorism? Well, I don't think I even need to go there.

I'm looking for genuine responses from non-Yes folk. What is this "strength and security" that being in the UK gives us?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem with being in a large country is you're voice counts for less, and you're more likely to get governments that are less representative.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look at history of the UK though in Egypt in the fifties they invaded and after two days the yanks told them to come home and they took the back seat

Israel after world war two fought to send the Brits home and now seem more allied to USA than UK is and seem stronger to

Hong Kong after the lease failed China took them back if UK was a super power that would never have happened for a second

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the same as "pooling and sharing".

It means f**k all.

correct. It's a load of shite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What does it mean?

What situations can we look back on and say, "It's a good job we were in the United Kingdom when that happened".

What is this safety net that being in the UK gives us? Is it purely a population argument? Bigger is better? I think that's a very lazy argument designed to manipulate voters that perhaps aren't as engaged in politics.

There seems to be an assumption that the UK is incredibly rich. Well, the state is nearly one-and-a-half trillion pounds in debt and the vast majority of the country don't see this suppossed wealth. London does not equal the UK. Strength? In one city, aye.

Does being in the UK protect us from terrorism? Well, I don't think I even need to go there.

I'm looking for genuine responses from non-Yes folk. What is this "strength and security" that being in the UK gives us?

What do you think would have happened to RBS in an independent Scotland?

Even Nichola Sturgeon seems to think that Scotland would have needed rUKs help to save the bank http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-17325032

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you think would have happened to RBS in an independent Scotland?

Even Nichola Sturgeon seems to think that Scotland would have needed rUKs help to save the bank http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-17325032

As opposed to the UK who was aided by the US, Holland and others...

We are talking about globalised capitalism. RBS is as Scottish as Tony fucking Blair.

Do your research eh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As opposed to the UK who was aided by the US, Holland and others...

We are talking about globalised capitalism. RBS is as Scottish as Tony fucking Blair.

Do your research eh?

If you could provide any links to expand on this I would appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who pulled your chain? :lol:

I would genuinely be interested to read further on the point this guy is making, is that alright with you?

Is google beyond you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you could provide any links to expand on this I would appreciate it.

The New Statesman, 2 December 2010:

The Federal Reserve has released details of more than 21,000 transactions after being forced by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act to disclose which institutions it had bailed out in the financial turmoil since December 2007.

The data reveals that British-based banks accounted for $1 trillion (£640bn) of the money the Fed issued to prop up the financial sector.

Barclays took the biggest chunk of bailout money, borrowing $863bn from the Fed. Almost half of the money came in overnight loans thought the Primary Dealer Credit Facility, a programme intended to help banks dealing in US Treasuries.

Barclays has since paid all of its loans, which came about because of Barclay's $1.75 purchase of Lehman Brothers.

Royal Bank of Scotland borrowed $446bn, Bank of Scotland $181bn, Abbey National $19bn and HSBC less than $10bn. The figures show each institution's total borrowing, not the amount they had outstanding at any one point.

http://www.newstatesman.com/2010/12/financial-british-money-fed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you.

For anyone else interested I also found this article on the subject http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-21/wall-street-aristocracy-got-1-2-trillion-in-fed-s-secret-loans.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers, a lot more detail in your article.

Thought it was interesting that Barclays, who received the biggest slice of the bailout pie, were portrayed in the media as never having required a bailout at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking for genuine responses from non-Yes folk. What is this "strength and security" that being in the UK gives us?

I can only say two things. 1, to talk about,the, "strength and security" of the UK is a phrase you made up and is cringeworthingly embarrassing. Wash yersel in carbolic soap.. 2. The only toe-curlingly embarrassingly phrase to trump it is to describe we Unionists as, "Non-yes"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×