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As in, trigger a referendum?
I'm glad I did though. You guys must of had a ball laughing at 'Corlton-cum-hardy' when you were young/now.
in a stupid accent.
and everyone's ordered a taxi whilst I'm in the loo :(
Having Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow isn't bad for the three cities of a small country.
people didn't understand what it was, though
or scotland and the north. or scotland and the north and norn ireland. dont care about the south of england or wales. and cornwall should have its own state.
because too many tories have second and even third homes there :(
i'll ask him to grant them one when he is prime minster
(I stole this joke from a colleague)
"This web page is not available"
sort it out cassaroles
they'd do alright
let's not start this again
if haltwhistle is the real midlands then it makes everyone south of cumbria and northumberland southern softies
the North starts at Northampton
Wales and Northern Ireland can piss off (no hard feelings, NI).
the feeling is mutual
But would be sort of disconcerting to watch England descend into endless UKIP/Tory rule from behind the Coal Curtain in the Socialist Utopia of Wales.
Maybe if we ask really nicely, Scotland will take all of us in the North with them. I bet I could convince them to let the West Country in too.
I'd say the cutoff point would be sort of Nottingham. Everywhere South until they hit yer Devon/Cornwalls being 'England'. God that place would be awful.
wales claiming half of england and half of dr. alban now?
but the ever-brilliant Paul Mason's written an astonishingly good analysis of the economic risks of Scottish independence:
Well, well worth reading.
Really? You have got to be kidding me, GeOff. Seriously.
But rather than waste time picking over it, take the comments already made by G Dale & David Whannel as a rough approximation of what I'd blether on about.
...it's all part of a big conversation isn't it. All Mason's doing here is going through what he perceives to be the macroeconomic risks of Scottish independence. Don’t think I read him saying at any point `Scottish Independence would be a disaster`. But we’re a week away from the polls and a blast of macroeconomic balance (most of it sounding pretty robust to my mind) is a welcome intervention.
He’s analysing the risks. Of which there are many. And of which there are analyses which say `hey, fair point, but there’s a good chance on x, y and z this won’t be too much of a worry`. And that’s fine. But I think we’d all rather people went to the polls with an understanding of the nuances of the macroeconomic uncertainities as well as the utopian `this is your chance to make history/build a better country` heart-swelling stuff that Salmond pumps out. Mason’s done as good a job as anyone at explaining them.
Not sure what there is to be rancorous about. Could've been worse - I could've just posted this: http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxE4oSQCMAE9lpx.png
about which result will be funniest.
Hasn't caught on yet
*dreams of TheWza having a meltdown*
because in 15 years time everyone in the #YES camp will realise that the Holyrood-based system of governance they have voted for is exactly as crap as the Westminster-based one they rallied against: `What? This utopian vision of lower taxes than ever and public spending higher than ever was never actually achievable? I'VE BEEN CONNED`.
That'll be good, good bants.
in middle age.
Completely puerile and childish. And all the bantsier for it.
He's gonna have to dissappear pretty sharpish, eh?