Only about a week before the value of the shares plummets he sells up.....dodgy?
The UK national debt is currently USD 1,654,000,000,000.
Scotland's share of this would be approx USD 165,400,000,000.
Something to think about.
Kelvin McKenzie and Nicola Sturgeon on tonight.
Anyone not voting yes in the referendum will be changing their tune after listening to McKenzie.
They're throwing the union away:greengrin
The FT (the best newspaper in the world IMHO) is doing a series on the crisis in capitalism.
This will be a good one to follow to both understand the issues and engage in the debate.
Banner article can be found here, with comments:
Capitalism in crisis: The code that forms a bar to harmony
A 7.3 earthquake has struck just off the coast of Indonesia and a tsunami alert has been sounded.
A lot smaller than the 9.3 magnitude which struck on boxing day in 2004, but nonetheless, this one has the potential to cause some serious damage on a somewhat local scale.
Hopefully most of the...
Scottish Government - 11 Jan 2012 12:22
Just read about this on Yahoo News. This is a photo from an Ad by Le Redoute. The Ad is for kids beachwear.
Straightforward enough - what are your views?
As a teacher, I should declare a vested interest here. Much of the media manipulation by Maude, Cameron and chums frankly drives me to distraction. When Cameron said today that workers should take their kids to work, I laughed so hard I nearly drove...
Gary Dobson and David Norris found guilty of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
News of a rather horrific attack yesterday as a guy was set about with a 8 ton road roller; ambulance crew hindered according to Radio Forth!!!!
Just being nosey but can any of our East Lothian correspondents provide any details?
… and if your not there its your turn to buy next week! :greengrin
Has died. Apparently of a heart attack.
Despite the fact that it is still unclear as to whether or not Milly Dowler’s voicemails were automatically deleted, the most disgusting elements of our press have emerged from the shadows by trying to discredit the story.
The repellent Kelvin McKenzie was on Sky News’ Press Preview last night,...
Christopher Hitchens died today of oesophegal cancer.
Regardless of your views on religion or Iraq, I think there can be little doubt that he was an outstanding orator. Personally, I agreed pretty much wholeheartedly with his views on religion, much less so with his views on the war in Iraq....
Anyone see this docked at ocean terminal? Looks fantastic, bet it cost a few quid. Anyone know who owns it?
How did they manage all those years in Ulster, just using rubber bullets. This is the thin end of the wedge, it'll be armed police guarding strikers next. We're all in this together.
Is this not absolutely ridiculous? How does someone even come to a figure like that when working out compensation? I can understand £1.75m being her loss of earnings and pension....almost. But £4.5m is obscene. If she truly loved, "cherished", the profession she wouldn't take so much money out the...
The flat across the road has recently installed a massive TV on the wall. I know this because at night I can see it through the window, its usually just a film or sport that's on.
Tonight however, Babestation is his choice, hilarious. It's been channel hopping for about 45m now. Should I say...
Am I right in thinking that America will not be leaving any permanent base in Iraq like they have in Saudi Arabia, after they leave in the next few weeks?
I'm posting this thread with info for any Hibees who want to help with the campaign that has started to keep Leith Waterworld open. Time isnt on our side. We've only got to Monday 8th January to try and press the case for at least a rethink or a delay.
SPLASHBACK! website with updates contact...
There's a pretty disturbing program on BBC 3 just now about Muslim men grooming underage white girls. It seems to be quite a taboo topic of discussion, Jack Straw got a rough time earlier in the year for suggesting there was a problem. It seems pretty clear there is a problem and hopefully it can...
...as it has a royal family, an aristocracy who own most of the land and an unelected heriditary-based second chamber?
Surely this goes against the notion that all citizens are equal, which is a precursor to democracy.
Have to say for once, and only once, well done to David Cameron. Not sure how this one will play out but was really worried we would just roll-over to Europe so glad we haven't.
In the interests of balance, as demonstrated by BBC Scotland Sport on every occasion :rolleyes:, can I just say what a lovely day it is today, a bit chilly but there's a wee bit of warmth in the sun. :greengrin
Fox shamelessly use footage of Greek riots in a piece about Russian protests
The media did this in Libya (used video from elsewhere) but there was never anything as irrefutable as the Greek National Bank's Athens branch in the background. Moscow's streets aren't typically lined with palm trees...
I'm delighted that apparently the number one worldwide trend on Twitter at the moment is #HurricaneBawbag.
Total respect to whoever came up with this. Genius
Not too interested in this, but someone just posted me this link. First two comments very witty.
Knew this was coming for a while but amazing to read, what a discovery!!! 23 degrees centigrade, positivel balmy.
4 million people will take out a payday loan over the next two months. quikquids APR is over 1700%. According to debt management helplines one third of these loans are not paid off immediately, and make an individual's financial problems worse.
OMG its windy
Check out the racist rant from this female, who despite having a child sitting on her knee, can't control her hateful ignorance. A wee warning contains racist and bad language for those easily offended.
With public confidence in MPs at an all-time low following the expenses scandal, hundreds of thousands striking over pension rights and amidst talk of further austerity measures, should we even be surprised that the Speaker of the House of Commons had used over £37,000 of public money to commission...
Because all proper tea is theft!
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