The SNP have harped on about Scotland's oil for decades now.
Yet it's oil price forecast from only a year ago ($113 versus $62 a barrel currently) was so woefully optimistic it's not funny.
Glad to see that the parties of the Union are showing great maturity, and are not seeking to make...
Looking forward to this tonight. Russell Brand will hopefully be on top form after the slating he has had lately and who better to have in his sights than Nigel "the pricks prick" Farage..... Should be interesting.
England women's rugby team win team of the year!!
I take it this is a UK public vote or is it BBC panel?
Just watched this on the i Player. A great film. Think this is Russell Brand at his best. The criminalisation of drugs is not working which Brand points out in his own way. Things need to change drastically in our country to help addicts into recovery and break the cycle of using, arrested, prison....
The repatriation of powers is a central plank of Scottish nationalism.
There is an opportunity to further increase local power and decision-making if the UK votes to leave the EU.
Is it not therefore logical that nationalists should vote for independence from the EU as well as from...
About time in some respects but a dreadful prospect for British cigar smokers as all the decent stuff will now ed up going to the US
Surprised to see no thread on this?
So, WTF has happened here?
I'm really not sure what to think at this stage but it's now looking like a definite hijack.
On the back of the food bank collection, here is a chance to buy a homeless person their Xmas lunch
Breaking news just now that Sydney is under attack.
They have taken an unconfirmed number of hostages in a cafe in the city centre and have reportedly told police that they have explosive devices planted across the city and have demanded to speak to the Prime Minister on radio. Hostages have...
Anyone else have these problems? My old man is from the old brigade who thinks pull yourself together is the answer. Never used to be like this and time in the army hasn't helped. However, I'm not afraid to admit things and feel no stigma in being affected by this.
Just wondering if other...
I'm a lifelong Labour voter, but, having heard the crap coming out of the Tories this week, I am seriously considering voting 'Yes' in the referendum if that is going to be the future.
I'd be interested to hear other's thoughts.
I'm beginning to hate fb.
I presume you can turn auto-video play off (fb implemented that feature and switched it on without my asking) so I ended up watching A video where a child of about 12 punches another full on the face in what Appears to be a changing room I found it pretty disgusting (and...
AAs another UKIP PPC issues an apology for offensive comments, and for having a go at UKIP leaders, I thought it would be interesting to keep a collection of all the various gaffes on one thread.
I can't remember them all, but no doubt other posters will have better memories. There are, however,...
ATOS - privatised disability benefit assessment in the 21st centuryhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22991447
Could folks please take a few minutes to check out these links and then seriously...
BBC reporting that of the 100 killed, 80 are children
Announced at 10:30 this morning.
Been recently watching some of his YouTube videos - some of his stuff seems really far fetched but he's also a very interesting if controversial character.
Interested in seeing if people on here consider him a lunatic, visionary or a bit of both.
Personally I think there is an element of...
Even though I'm not party to all the facts, I find it astonishing that this can happen and the officer isn't required to defend his actions in a court of law.
I realise that this could be the Island News Effect, but it does seem that there is...
I don't know the finer details, but from what I'd read in the press, and seen on the TV, since this happened, I assumed he'd go down for this.
Welsh fans need to be told what to think and say by their political betters it seems.
Good luck with that. There must be LOADS of songs they could pick on on this basis before you even get onto one about being up to your knees in any thing.
This link advertises a new Leith Common Weal Venue and it's impressive list of activities this month and next. I've recently helped to get Common Weal Perth & Kinross off the ground and in just a few weeks we already have...
After the Grand Jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson after shooting dead Michael Brown, unsurprisingly, riots have erupted in Ferguson over night with 150 shots fired at police, looting, burning of vehicles/buildings...
Perhaps I'm alone but I simply can't think of this as entirely a black...
I hope more people in this country know this than knew it was the American corporate greed day on Friday.
Whats the difference with her ogling and making sexist comments about that Jake fella and any bloke doing similar to a women? :confused:
Nurse in Spain contracts Ebola after treating patient. Is this the modern day plague?
this is bizzare as it seems its fine and normal to sing sectarian songs
As a Muirhouse lad i find this story very sad indeed, Scottish Police are treating the fire as suspicious which started last night and took until early this morning before it was put out, the Church was closed down a few weeks ago and it didn't take long for the wee neds that are causing havoc in...
As a lifelong committed republican I wondered how many folk on here are of a similar opinion. Never mind any economic arguments, you just don't agree with inherited privilege .... I don't mean wealth.
Hi guys. I imagine this has been done to death but I am only starting to come to knowledge of this.
What is everyone's take on it?
So far I have gathered that like everywhere else In the world, Britain went in around the 1600's said this is ours and Ireland were having none of it.
Watched this unfold over here in oz,guy was only 25.i know its not hibs related but you have to feel for this guys poor family and the bowler involved
Apologies if this has been discussed in the other political threads but I can't be bothered trawling them all.
How genuine a 'threat' are UKIP in Scotland?
Down here, they're a growing party without a doubt. The sentiment of anti-immigration continues to grow in the home counties and...
"Footballers United... follows the Heart of Midlothian team during the years of the First World War, and will involve viewers using an interactive timeline to...
What a disgusting spectacle, its kicking off all over the country.
Sensible bunch, the Swiss.
Anyone else really like this program?. The premise doesn't sound too hopeful - Michael Portillo on trains - but he's actually (despite his frankly questionable political past) a really engaging presenter, clearly interested in what he's talking about and goes to some interesting places with...
Anyone have a view has to who is likely to leave the Scottish Government and who is likely to be promoted? Will the winner of the SNP Deputy Leadership contest automatically become Deputy First Minister?
I think Keith Brown is pretty effective and he looks a prospect - not just because he's a...
Following on from some of the discussion in the Ched Evans thread, (and the contention that 'human nature'=selfish self-interest) are we actually 'nicer' than we give ourselves credit for?
Anyone picked up a copy today?
A decent addition to the daily newspaper scene?
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