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Oct 9th 2014, 9:10 pm
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Posted By Lothianlad

Re: What makes Britain completely crap?

TV Crap:

The Jeremy Kyle Show :eek:

Loose Women :eek: A load of gobby old harpies talking craptalk - usually about men

Non speeches by Ed Miliband :rofl:

Big Brother
Oct 9th 2014, 8:54 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,925
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: Settling in

Now that I have "emigrated" down from Scotland to live in Cheltenham - a really lovely Georgian/Regency town in itself on the edge of some of England's most beautiful and picturesque scenery - and...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 23rd 2014, 10:06 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 7,890
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: Back two months.

I am from Edinburgh but now living in Cheltenham - I do not miss much really except perhaps the annual international festival ....and soft water and kettles that don't develop a furring up problem,...
Sep 21st 2014, 3:22 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

Not in her case, no I don't! She had no more interest in Scottish domestic affairs or the status of Scotland within the United Kingdom or its future well being in any way whatsoever and would not be...
Sep 20th 2014, 10:48 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

The whole affair was skewed in some ways......

a Lithuanian girl (EU citizen) undergoing a course at an Edinburgh educational establishment and working at an Edinburgh catering establishment so as...
Sep 20th 2014, 1:03 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

The Battle for Scotland is over....the Battle for ENGLAND is about to begin.....so, tin hats at the ready everyone.....prepare to take cover.....things could get hairy and scary....but keep calm and...
Sep 19th 2014, 12:23 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

As was North Lanarkshire, Dundee City and Glasgow but each with a "Yes" majority considerably lower than the average "NO" majority.

In sharp contrast Edinburgh recorded a surprisingly large "No"...
Sep 18th 2014, 4:40 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

32 Local Government areas in Scotland all counting and declaring a result individually.......polling ends at 22:00 hrs BST and final outcome officially announced around 06:30 hrs BST (or perhaps more...
Sep 14th 2014, 2:36 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

Practically all of the public opinion polls being disclosed on what seems to be an hourly basis (making many of my English friends and colleagues down here in (very warm and sunny on a daily basis...
Sep 13th 2014, 2:27 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

Oh...alright then - let's just assume that I was on the beach at Bowness on Solway when I did the distance measurement thing.......although I've actually walked along at least part of the length of...
Sep 12th 2014, 10:48 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

Not quite 60 miles by any stretch of the imagination!
Sep 12th 2014, 9:27 pm
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Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

The voting intention pendulum is now gradually swinging more in the direction of the NO to Independence camp as voting day creeps ever nearer and harsh reality begins to nag at many voters'...
Aug 28th 2014, 10:48 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,829
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: This Rotherham stuff...

Quote yesterday from a former LABOUR Member of Parliament for the Rotherham Parliamentary constituency at Westminster........Denis Macshane, a leading Labour party light on the local scene up in...
Aug 27th 2014, 9:47 pm
Replies: 495
Views: 44,996
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: What makes Britain Great?

Kindred spirits! I get your point........I loved being in Switzerland.....but not to live there permanently. I love visiting my grandparents in Herefordshire - as I now live in Cheltenham we...
Aug 27th 2014, 9:34 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,829
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: This Rotherham stuff...

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!

:thumbdown:
Aug 26th 2014, 8:31 pm
Replies: 495
Views: 44,996
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: What makes Britain Great?

Herefordshire...that's interesting! My grandparents live just outside of Ledbury.....I've been there a number of times....very quaint and picturesque - plenty of Tudor black and white timbering.
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Aug 26th 2014, 8:07 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,550
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: The US is not a democracy but an oligarchy, study concludes

I've been to Switzerland three times (friends near Berne) - it is the epitome of democracy...the public there are given the right to vote on just about any political or domestic issue likely to...
Aug 24th 2014, 3:35 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,440
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: Earthquake reports from SF

1984 Llŷn Peninsula earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Ll%C5%B7n_Peninsula_earthquake)
Aug 18th 2014, 10:01 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

But there again.....another stop over on the way down here from Scotland.......this time in a place called CARNFORTH - again in Lancashire, and a place made famous apparently because the train...
Aug 18th 2014, 10:31 am
Replies: 297
Views: 16,896
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: Chip + PIN in the US! I used it!

I'd have thought that chipping and pinning was universal! As far as I can recall I have forever been chipping and pinning each time I use any of my cards. You have to be careful when you are...
Aug 17th 2014, 8:29 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

That line drawn between the estuaries of the Severn and the Humber just has to be the much quoted "North/South Divide" in England.

I sort of saw that for myself not all that long ago.....driving...
Aug 17th 2014, 8:11 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

I bypassed Cirencester yesterday....although I now live fairly close by in Cheltenham I have yet to visit all the Roman remains in what was once the Roman fortress of Corinium...not good, seeing as I...
Aug 17th 2014, 8:04 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

Alex Salmond tells them, my fellow Scots, back home in Scotland that they will continue to use the £ Pound Sterling following a YES vote for Independence.

Every single financial guru, national as...
Aug 13th 2014, 9:33 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

I now live in a very, very English part of Southern England, far removed by UK standards of distance measurements from Scotland itself, and I have to say that there really is quite a significant...
Aug 13th 2014, 9:13 pm
Replies: 2,328
Views: 99,026
Posted By Lothianlad

Re: the Scottish independence issue

Dream on........it just won't be happening. Salmond's vision will be nothing more than a heap of smouldering ashes come the morning of Friday 19/09/14.

Harsh reality will have won the day. ...
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