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  1. Labour's tax policy

    Scottish Labour has today tabled an amendment to the SNP budget which would increase income tax for everyone earning over 20k per year, those earning less would get a 100 rebate. This proposal would raise 480m and would be spent on protecting Scotland's public services mainly Education. The...

    Started by lucky, 02-02-2016 09:48 AM
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  2. Labour Party Leadership

    Is it just me or, is the Scottish Labour Supporters stuck between a rock and a hard place if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership race. The reason I state this is because, if he wins then surely that would subject Scotland to guaranteed Tory Westminster Governments although on the other hand its his...

    Started by fulshie, 21-08-2015 12:55 PM
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  3. Trump

    What are people's thoughts on this fella? I see he is polling well ahead of competition, mental I know. This is what the BBC said, surmised: He's insulted Mexicans and Latinos. He's insulted Muslims.

    Started by Alex Trager, 28-01-2016 11:50 PM
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  4. Media Prejudice

    Funny guy, good cast but anyone else get fed up with privilaged, middle class, privately educated folk who dominate the media laugh at the state of white working class Britain with impunity. Owen Jones book Chavs is good on this. I wonder if he'll have the guts to raise the issue more directly...

    Started by Colr, Today 08:10 AM
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  5. Scotland Office accused of new 'Frenchgate' cover-up

    We're not going to tell you who leaked/invented this because of "the need to protect "the safety of individual public servants, who might be put at risk either physically and or mental health (sic) of an individual." What an excuse!

    Started by Hibbyradge, 28-06-2015 10:55 AM
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  6. Scotland Bill

    The House of Commons have just refused to let the sovereignty of the Scottish Parliament rest in the hands of the Scottish people. The permanency of our parliament is still in the hands of Westminster. Where did that vow go? First paragraph reads...The Scottish Parliament is permanent and...

    Started by ronaldo7, 15-06-2015 09:27 PM
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    11-02-2016, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Contalmaison

    Hi all. I will be in Northern France next month, and am toying with the idea of visiting the MacRae's Battalion memorial at Contalmaison. Has anyone on here been? If so, any tips or insights will be much appreciated. Ta :agree:

    Started by CropleyWasGod, 14-01-2016 08:51 PM
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    09-02-2016, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  8. What has the Scotsman become

    This article appeared in the Scotsman the other day, when I read it, I was surprised to read that the Union had given away their right to strike for wonga. http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/snp-signs-no-strike-deal-with-scots-prison-staff-1-3697919 Then I read this. Don't...

    Started by ronaldo7, 24-02-2015 09:29 AM
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    09-02-2016, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Mass New Year attacks in Cologne - where's the Media Outcry?

    Up to one thousand men, of Arabic and North African appearance, made what appeared to be organised attacks on many people at New Year in Cologne. They arrived in large groups by train at the main train station. Many young women on the trains had been robbed and/or sexually asualted by these...

    Started by Hibayernian, 06-01-2016 09:47 AM
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    08-02-2016, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Celebrity big brother.

    Reg Holdsworth, what a man. 30 pager. :greengrin

    Started by blackpoolhibs, 12-01-2015 11:34 PM
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    06-02-2016, 09:30 PM Go to last post
  11. Bowie dead.

    Gobsmacked! This guy truly encapsulates the word "Legend". RIP David Bowie, thanks for the musical accompaniment to my life.

    Started by Hibrandenburg, 11-01-2016 08:02 AM
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  12. Criminalising cheating in sport.

    The latest thing to pop up is professional cyclists with motors fitted to their bikes FFS. I am not sure if any sports people caught cheating can be, or have been, jailed in the UK or elsewhere in the world, but if not perhaps its time we started doing just that. I know that officials were...

    Started by NAE NOOKIE, 03-02-2016 02:18 PM
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    06-02-2016, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  13. Apple iphones disabled

    The BBC website is reporting that Apple iphones are being disabled if they've been tampered with or repaired by a third party i.e. not Apple. Apparently this is as a result of the latest upgrade. Despite Apple's claim of 'innocence' the cynical side of me thinks that this is a sneaky attempt to...

    Started by snooky, 06-02-2016 01:16 PM
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    06-02-2016, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Examples of how we're "Better Together" thread - all welcome


    Started by Hibbyradge, 14-11-2015 11:23 AM
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  15. cybernat mcgarry

    I see Jk(po face) rowling is about to sue natalie(sticky fingers) mcgarry for comments on twitter. Honestly, no wonder scotland is in a mess!, every snp msp seems to be more interested in hounding people who didn't vote for their party than actually getting on with their job. Pathetic party. A real...

    Started by Halifaxhibby, 30-01-2016 09:32 AM
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    04-02-2016, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  16. Roofer required urgently

    I'm in need of roof repairs after our recent weather. Tenement, shared responsibility. Depending on cost, I'll pay the bill myself. Does anyone on here carry out such work or have you used someone who is reliable and honest. Any assistance is very much appreciated. Yours optimistically, ...

    Started by superfurryhibby, 31-01-2016 03:37 PM
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  17. Terry Wogan RIP

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35453541 Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family has confirmed. In a statement, they said: "Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. "He passed away surrounded by his...

    Started by theonlywayisup, 31-01-2016 03:29 PM
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    02-02-2016, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  18. HSBC Interview tips?

    Hi was wondering if anyone has had experience of interviews with hsbc? I have an interview tomorrow getting slightly nervous as I'm really wanting a new job as well as it being my first interview in about 15 years was hoping for some tips or hints, I've spent time checking over their values and...

    Started by Matty_Jack04, 28-01-2016 06:35 PM
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    31-01-2016, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  19. Oscarcity

    A lot of black actors/actresses/directors apparently going to make themselves deliberately scarce at the Oscars due to the 'lack of diversity' (I believe that's the expression they are using). An works colleague said to me years ago. "The Oscars" is just Hollywood masturbating itself". Nail...

    Started by snooky, 21-01-2016 06:17 PM
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    30-01-2016, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  20. Botched operations

    Does anyone have any advice / tips for taking action for a mistake during an op. This has happened recently to my partner and the surgeon has admitted a big mistake was made. First priority is getting her better but this mistake will change her life and I feel she should look for compensation. Any...

    Started by jodjam, 25-01-2016 08:45 PM
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    28-01-2016, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  21. Cannon fodder for the British Army

    Would you let your Son/Daughter be recruited at School? https://t.co/vb4tHppAIB

    Started by ronaldo7, 17-01-2016 08:41 PM
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    24-01-2016, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  22. Depression and anxiety

    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...

    Started by euansdad, 17-11-2012 07:11 AM
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    23-01-2016, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  23. SNP maintains winning streak in by-eletions

    Some poor turn outs, but the SNP hold 4 and gain 1 on the night. http://t.co/sqCgwXDX4r

    Started by ronaldo7, 07-08-2015 10:16 AM
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  24. English anthem

    I see an MPs have been debating in Parliament on whether England should abandon GSTQ as its national anthem to be played before sporting events and the such like in favour of something more appertaining to England rather than Britain in the same way Scotland and Wales do. To be honest you would...

    Started by Lancs Harp, 13-01-2016 04:40 PM
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  25. Glen Frey Dead

    The 2016 celebrity death toll continues to mount with Glen Frey, guitarist and co-founder of The Eagles has died overnight. My dad was a huge Eagles fan and therefore I listened to a lot of their stuff when I was young and loved them (still do). Seen them live twice - they're a spectacular band...

    Started by Sylar, 19-01-2016 11:35 AM
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    20-01-2016, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  26. Refugees welcome!

    Started by Hibbyradge, 31-08-2015 10:47 PM
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  27. Robert Black dead

    Nae great loss, that is all.

    Started by HUTCHYHIBBY, 13-01-2016 12:52 AM
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  28. Another SNP MP facing suspension

    Front page of tomorrow's Herald saying Phil Boswell is facing suspension from the party over a sleeze probe. Whilst the front page of the Mail claims Lisa Cameron has bought several ex council houses in her constituency and rents them out at high rates despite calling for an end of the sale of...

    Started by lucky, 05-01-2016 12:58 AM
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    19-01-2016, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  29. Tory Trade Union Reform

    It looks like the Tories want to push through reform of the Trade Unions with the bill going through Parliament. Facility time and check off are the main talking points. They might have a fight on their hands trying to get it accepted in Scotland. The Scottish Government has already said it will...

    Started by ronaldo7, 17-09-2015 03:28 PM
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    18-01-2016, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  30. SNP what are they playing at?

    Making an erse out of our Police force and now the NHS? http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/report-nhs-scotland-reveals-snp-6678677 The Torys fault once again or just bad scottish government?

    Started by Rasta_Hibs, 22-10-2015 04:08 PM
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    17-01-2016, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  31. Rupert Murdoch & Jerry Hall

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35289355 Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress-model Jerry Hall are to get married.It will be the fourth marriage for Mr Murdoch, 84, and the first for Miss Hall, 59, although she lived with singer Sir Mick Jagger for many years. fer the love o the wee...

    Started by cabbageandribs1875, 12-01-2016 07:38 AM
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    17-01-2016, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  32. Question Time...

    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.

    Started by Mikey09, 11-12-2014 10:07 PM
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    15-01-2016, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  33. Alan Rickman Dead

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35313604 This week can truly do one - first Bowie and now Alan Rickman, an absolute giant of British theatre, TV and film :(

    Started by Sylar, 14-01-2016 01:48 PM
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    14-01-2016, 10:42 PM Go to last post
  34. Minto Hotel Closing

    As the title says and not reopening as a hotel according to their Facebook page. Many a party, wedding and funeral reception attended there. Anyone know what's happening to it? Seems strange given all the new hotels opening in Edinburgh.

    Started by Bishop Hibee, 04-01-2016 11:08 PM
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    11-01-2016, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  35. Calton Hill closure on hogmanay.

    "Thou shall not have fun" Edinburgh Council's perennial motto.

    Started by snooky, 23-12-2015 10:27 AM
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    11-01-2016, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  36. Squeeze news for Cameron

    Squeeze (Difford & Tilbrook) sang a re-worded "Cradle To The Grave" for the benefit of tbe PM on the Andrew Marr show. Well done Chris & Glenn. (BBC news website link here ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35276200 ).

    Started by snooky, 10-01-2016 07:15 PM
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    11-01-2016, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  37. New Years Honours List

    Barbara Windsor a Dame or a just a dame? IMO neither. Just shows you what a load of bollox this Sir & Dame honours crap is. This takes dumbing down to an all time low.

    Started by snooky, 31-12-2015 02:12 AM
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    10-01-2016, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  38. chris gayle cricketer

    Wtf is tge fuss about? Just read on bbc he has been fined for saying next to nothing to a reporter, ive not heard tge actuall interview granted, but is that not just harmless flirting? Howmany woman touch a sports players muscles and make a face for a laugh? PC really has gone mad this time imo

    Started by Hibee87, 06-01-2016 12:42 AM
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    09-01-2016, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  39. Tunnocks

    Tunnocks have every right to call their teacakes any nationality they like, in the same way we can choose to buy or not buy any brand of teacake on the market. Oh crumbs..... :greengrin

    Started by snooky, 05-01-2016 08:14 PM
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    09-01-2016, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  40. Scottish Flood areas for those affected.

    Anyone whose been affected by the floods over the last few weeks can now apply for a grant of 1500 for householders, and more for businesses. https://t.co/vWacGTiJWR Support package from the Scottish Government now up to 16Million

    Started by ronaldo7, 09-01-2016 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 168
    09-01-2016, 11:48 AM Go to last post

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