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Old Aug 14th 2014, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
How were we supposed to link your reference to "Poundland" to a business called, er, "Poundland"? You are obviously operating on a different intellectual level to the rest of us.
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 5:50 pm
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Only if serving in military intelligence.
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Originally Posted by Lothianlad View Post
... what would remain of the "United" Kingdom - for which a new kind of title would seem to be necessary following a Scottish departure from the fold. Any ideas?
It would be too expensive to change everything that has UK on it.

So it simply has to be
Short form: United Kingdom
Long form: United Kingdom of Southern Britain and Northern Ireland.

But it's a terrible shame we can't split the country along a border line from the Bristol Channel to the Wash instead. That would make most people happy.
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But it's a terrible shame we can't split the country along a border line from the Bristol Channel to the Wash instead. That would make most people happy.
Err, no thank you!
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Originally Posted by holly_1948 View Post
.... But it's a terrible shame we can't split the country along a border line from the Bristol Channel to the Wash instead. That would make most people happy.
What on earth makes you think that?

Regional squabbling aside, Salmond is about to find out that even people in the farthest flung corners of the UK recognise that the strength of the UK is as a single country, not with bits chopped off or carved into pieces.

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Originally Posted by holly_1948 View Post
It would be too expensive to change everything that has UK on it..
presumably someone has put some numbers together on how much it will cost an independent Scotland for such "logo" changes?
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presumably someone has put some numbers together on how much it will cost an independent Scotland for such "logo" changes?
They don't even know which currency they'd be using!
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They don't even know which currency they'd be using!
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 well as international, this side of Heaven or Hell adamantly tells them other wise.....YES would mean no Scottish quid any more.

Just who will the Scottish voters be prepared to believe on this one?

To my way of thinking Alex Salmond is just about the most odiously irritating, annoying, disturbing, mendaciously deceitful character ever to sully the face of Scottish politics, he really is.
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An Iron Dome for Cirencester?
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 am a member of the UK Association for Roman Archaeology.
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But it's a terrible shame we can't split the country along a border line from the Bristol Channel to the Wash instead. That would make most people happy.
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 back to Cheltenham from Edinburgh I made a detour so as to enable me to visit a friend in Manchester.

I stopped off at a small(ish) town in Lancashire called Bacup It was a Saturday and it really did look quite a depressing and depressed place, quite run down in parts and it seemed as if a number of shops had closed down and out of business...and others were charity shops. Many of the people walking around looked quite depressing as well - quite scruffy and down at heel so to speak. All in all quite a cheerless little place, and the cloudy, dull weather did not help much either......NORTH

Exactly one week later...the following Saturday......I happened to be in WINCHESTER in Hampshire...and how very different it all looked. Admittedly it is a larger place and the weather was quite different as well ...clear blue skies and sunshine...and the streets were bustling..and people actually looked a lot different...happier looking and more smartly dressed, more prosperous in appearance and I really can't remember seeing in closed up shops in the city centre...a few charity shops, yes, but no boarded up shops as in Bacup......SOUTH

Both on opposing sides of that imaginary line on the map drawn from the Bristol Channel to the Wash.
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Nothing imaginary about the North-South Divide !
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Nothing imaginary about the North-South Divide !
Except it could be any where between the (northern) perimeter of London and the Derbyshire-Yorkshire border. There is no single line you could draw that would unarguably divide the country.
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