Another Scottish island

Old Sep 12th 2017, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by scot47
My friend from Eastern Europe was shocked at how BACKWARD we are here! .....
Well you are in Scotland, right?
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Well you are in Scotland, right?

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You think Barnsley is any better ?
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You think Barnsley is any better ?
It doesn't get much better than Barnsley!
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Well you are in Scotland, right?
Actually the Scottish people were a lot more forward thinking than their English counterparts last summer. The majority of them voted to remain in the EU - against Brexit!
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You think Barnsley is any better ?


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My friend from Eastern Europe was shocked at how BACKWARD we are here ! he was also telling me about the current bunch of crazies in power in Warsaw who are now planning POXIT ! (ie Polish Exit)
What did he think was backward?
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Infrastructure. Transport links. Hotels. Lack of maintenance in public buildings.

It seems to me that we need to take over responsibility and bid Madam May "Au revoir"

"Better Together" ? I do not think so !

To me it is facing sober reality when I hear a resident of Poland complaining that this place is run down and dilapidated !

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Originally Posted by scot47
Infrastructure. Transport links. Hotels. Lack of maintenance in public buildings.

It seems to me that we need to take over responsibility and bid Madam May "Au revoir"

"Better Together" ? I do not think so !

To me it is facing sober reality when I hear a resident of Poland complaining that this place is run down and dilapidated !
Yes, that's a bit of a kick in the teeth. Maybe the SNP has been investing too much in trams and not enough in general infrastructure.
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Too many aircraft carriers to defend the Empire and not enough ferries ?

The trams scheme in Edinburgh was a LibDem idea and resolutely opposed by the SNP.
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Too many aircraft carriers to defend the Empire and not enough ferries ?

The trams scheme in Edinburgh was a LibDem idea and resolutely opposed by the SNP.
They can't have opposed it that much, it was built while they were in government ??
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City Councils have a surprising amount of power. I can assure you that there were heated discussions about the Trams Project dreamed up by the LibDems.
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Originally Posted by scot47
My friend from Eastern Europe was shocked at how BACKWARD we are here ! he was also telling me about the current bunch of crazies in power in Warsaw who are now planning POXIT ! (ie Polish Exit)
Travelling recently in the Croatia I met Croatians and Poles who expressed sentiments that perhaps time to consider leaving the EU, Merkel may be laying the seeds for an eventual break-up of the EU more than she realizes.
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He had last visited Scotland in 1967. This time around he was really shocked at the obvious obesity - especially among young females. Another aspect of Americanisation of life-style, eating habits and thought patterns
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He had last visited Scotland in 1967. This time around he was really shocked at the obvious obesity - especially among young females. Another aspect of Americanisation of life-style, eating habits and thought patterns
Some truth in that.
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