Very powerful speech today by Michelle Thompson on sexual violence. She said she was raped at the age of 14. The few MPs in the commons were very moved by her speech. It takes a lot of courage to speak out like that. Well done Ms Thompson
Anybody else think that RBS are using the online banking as a convenient excuse?
They closed a branch near me saying that walk-in customers were down 11%.
What about the rest? Did someone at a management meeting ask, "How can...
Several times a season my brother comes up to Easter Road with me, we generally stay over if he does and like a few pints and then a curry.
Any recommendations for a decent curry house?
You really could not make this up.
So that's both his professional and personal judgement that are now in question. That'll be him a stick-on as a future Scottish FM then.
I've decided that I'm going to stand for political office.
Bring back hanging will be my flagship policy.
That should be enough do it in these populist days.
Scottish schools drop in world rankings
Rather than posturing for Indy round 2, can you please just do your job and address the increasingly glaring deficiencies of our education system. This is happening on your watch and you have absolutely no excuses.
All the best
For those of us (like me) old enough to remember King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, the death of a legend. Great voice too.
Anyone got any experience with this? I've just spoken to my Mrs and our new one was delivered today and for some reason I can't understand they've refused to fit it. Part of me thinks how hard can it be? But then again I've said that before and made an arse of myself. I don't really want to pay a...
Does anybody know where I can find information on the sale of the City Hospital and the Princess Margaret Rose?
I'm mostly interested in finding out how much the land was sold for, and who got the money from the sales, ie, NHS, local or central government. And also who sanctioned the sales?
Given that we have a Tory government in power, an ineffective opposition and Brexit, why is it that popular support is falling away? What will it it take for it to recover any time soon? Will Sturgeon pay any heed and park any notion of a second referendum in the near-term?
Apparently he had been suffering from dementia for the last four years.
Had a good innings at 86 but it's still sad to see such an iconic figure from British comedy pass away.
He was outstanding as Manuel.
First line of this news story is probably the best opening line to a news story I've ever read.
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.
Has died aged 90.
Spending on the royal family to go up 3/4 in the next ten years, thoughts ?
This was posted on my FB wall.
The astute among you will have noticed that I declined to become involved in most of the hand wringing and wailing yesterday. I'm not going to start today, but I did realise yesterday that there is a need to clear the air.
I don't have many friends who voted...
I suppose that everyone who runs for President must be pandering to their ego to some extent or another, but Trump seems to have taken it to another level.
In addition, not only has he no political skills, he has no diplomacy and, I genuinely believe he is a threat to...
I only hope his twitter has been hacked this evening...
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.
Then I read this. Don't...
May impact some on here...
Customers to be moved to other suppliers and won't lose any up front payments.
Honestly can't wrap my head around how these people think:
Joe Corre (son of Malcolm McLaren) burned £5m worth of pink memorabilia in protest of a planned 40th celebration of the birth of Punk.
"Punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic" said Joe.
He may have a point.
Well...I may be sensationalising a bit :greengrin
Is it just me or is this really a front for retailers dumping sale stock at the end of November instead of at the end of the Christmas period.
There's a few good general discounts of 10-20% but nothing extra-ordinary on thing you would really pay full price on.
Why is that place so bad? I know a lot has been done to improve its appearance but jeezo. Having a police officer stationed there for part of the day might help. Clearly selling stuff, a proper fight and folk not batting an eyelid!
Also what is it with folk using f instead of th to start a...
Considering wall mounting my TV and concealing the cables behind the wall, but given I have plasterboard walls I am interested in exploring professional options for doing so. Anyone had this done in Edinburgh recently and able to provide recommendations and an indication as to costs?
Just spotted my old gym teacher summarising the game on the TV!!!:not worth:rolleyes:
Whether it be wee Scotland, bigger England, massive Russia and humongous USA the flight to nationalism is a common theme across deeply-divided and disillusioned electorates. We are living in a world where the population of nations is increasingly putting the blame for societal ills firmly at the...
I saw this story this morning and thought, what a brilliant idea.
It's absolutely heartbreaking watching the interviews with the players who were abused as youngsters. So brave, especially Mr. Woodward who inspired others to open up.
It's starting to remind me of the Savile stuff: paedophiles who abuse their positions, star struck kids who feel that they have...
How far away are we from an open and honest reassessment of the public services we all want and the level of taxation we need to pay to ensure delivery?
I feel that so many people are directly affected by their families experiencing poverty, healthcare issues, old age, crumbling local service...
I thought it would be nice to have a thread about the positive things that happen in the world for a change.
Post your heartwarming stories in here.
First up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24170670 :thumbsup:
Thomas Mair refused to say anything when he was asked how do you plead at the start of the trial so, a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf. This resulted in the family and friends of her and the gentleman who attempted to come to her rescue being subjected to hearing loads of evidence...
Post-millennials rip the pish out of millennials.
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...
Half of Scotland want Independance and half of Scotland doesn't.
Half of the UK want Brexit and half of the UK doesn't.
Half of the USA want Trump and half of the USA doesn't.
Half of the USA want Clinton and half of the USA doesn't.
The only exception is nobody in the real world wants Trump...
Just as well we're part of a much larger economy.
GERS 2014-15 report
This is a very interesting article that really does explode some of the myths around Trump's election, especially the deluded, but almost ubiquitous, theory that, if Bernie Sanders had been the Democrat candidate, he would have won!
The section in this article, which describes a small selection...
I've only flicked through the paper one - they had a double spread on James Connolly to commemorate the anniversary of the 1916 Irish Rising. Anyone read it?
Noticed that a guy was selling it in Albion Road after the game today. Can understand them trying to flog a few copies outside the ground....
Post your vote here just for fun!!!
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