With the focus on what appears to be the looming confirmation of Boris Johnson as PM, Jo Swinson's victory in the Lib Dem leadership election has taken something of a back seat. I must say I didn't know a great deal about her, but reading through this she's got a very solid background in politics...
Mind-boggling incompetence at the heart of this surely. Can see the Scottish Health Secretary ultimately having to resign.
Surprised this hasnt had a thread yet . Largest Oil plant in the world out of action , massive hit on oil output . Pompeo pointing the finger at Iran .. There may be trouble ahead
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:
Apologies for another thread but after last night's results be interesting to see whether people think it will actually happen.
Will we leave on the 31st October?
Anyone watching this on Sky News? Fascinating television, better then any drama on TV. Pity that there is a serious allegations underneath that have turned into a circus.
It's international fact checking day! And to celebrate, fact checking site the ferret has collated their results from the past year.
By comparison, the SNP (Scot Labour results were broadly similar).
The family are thinking of booking an event for the Hibs club for a big birthday party.
Does anyone know if the club is wheelchair accessible and does it have a disabled toilet?
Just thought id pay my tribute at the most unlikely hero of our times. Bercow as a youngster was as right wing as you could get but once he became speaker has imho being a massive voice of reason and holding the tory govts to account. Has he maybe overstepped the mark,definetely but we owe him a...
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.
Looks like astronomers have identified a planet with water in the atmosphere (rain?) and will try to find gases that could be produced by lifeforms.
I decided not to post this in the Leadership thread as that contest is all but over. Corbyn will be declared winner by a huge margin.
So what does the future hold for Labour?
What with the exposure of Momentum promised by Channel 4 Dispatches already to be viewed tomorrow night, Panorama will...
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...
Police say they have nothing to go on!!
I’ll get my coat!
What's people's thoughts on his knighthood?
I think what he did was inexcusable, and his failure to accept his guilt since should mean that he is not the right sort of person to be knighted.
Let's face it though, he is not the only tosser to be honoured by the Queen, so is this as much about...
Why should a town (Broxburn) be locked down for 4 hours because of this?
It boils my blood that this neanderthal pish is allowed, it's 2019 ffs.
I had never heard of them until they sponsored hibs but they are half the price of Uber or central taxis. The wife and I are going to see Frankie Boyle at the playhouse tonight and living in the Borders we have to get the train up. I need to go via Atholl Crescent and then down to Omni and Uber was...
Is anyone here a vegetarian or vegan? I would imagine a few are. I've been thinking about trying to go veggie for years on and off, but have never taken the plunge, the main reason being the restricted diet and faffing aboot. It's so much easier to be vegetarian now, due to the wide variety of...
It's something I'd consider but the alternatives aren't really adequate for certain situations.
Has anyone ever tried the Enterprise hire cars you see parked around Edinburgh (and, I presume, other cities around the UK)? This to me seems a...
I've just watched her on Hardtalk. She came across as genuine, principled and trustworthy.
She's an ex-Tory who wishes she hadn't been a Tory.
I agreed with everything she said.
Why shouldn't I like her politically? :dunno:
Does he belong in jail or are his civil liberties being breached?
Well, it's almost here!!
The unbelievable is about to happen tomorrow.
I wonder how it's all going to pan out.
Whatever happens, it's going to be a roller coaster. Hold on................
This is a very interesting article about why the CIA failed to take Bin Laden seriously.
Wonder what they found during their search
Good to see that pressure is building up against the NRA. It's good to see some companies starting to take a stance against this organisation.
When I hear anything from the NRA, I'm lost for words. How gullible are the American public to...
Why has this story appeared?
It's a total non-story, but it seems to me that it's designed to make sure that as many euro-sceptics as possible don't vote Labour.
50 years too late!
I am in Verona, shortly to travel back to Venice. We were meant to fly back to Scotland tonight but the flight was cancelled and we are here until Wednesday. Accommodation is covered and my work are understanding.
Basically I have a long weekend in Verona extended into a city break in Venice,...
Spotted this wee comment piece while flicking through a copy of The Week in the dentist's waiting room. I suspect it rings true for a large swathe of society drained by the endless constitutional furore which has dogged the nation for so many years:
In praise of apathy
These days all of us...
Anyone a member? Is it worth the money.
I'm in London but in Edinburgh quite a bit on business these days. So I'd use the venues down south much more but not exclusively.
Interesting selection of single cask on their shop but doesn't say which distilleries.
Does anyone else contribute to YouGov?
I've been a member for a few years and have earned a few bob from giving my opinion on everything from TV programmes to Brexit, but I never get asked about Scottish Independence, possibly because I live in England.
Is anyone else on here a member, and...
Thought I might as well start this off with the revelation that the LDs are now WINNING in the latest opinion poll. People have short memories I guess.
I have some old iPhones / iPods / iPads.
Pretty much all have smashed screens etc but presumably still have a value for either recycling parts or for reconditioning.
What is the best way of getting these either recycled or getting a value back for them?
Also most of them are dead as in no...
Attacked last night on a night out, far right thugs suspected.
The question is; Brexit has emboldened the far right in this country, how do you get them back in their box and close the lid from here?
Over the years the focus of hibs.net has been to provide a platform for Hibs fans to discuss Hibs and football in general. There has always been a desire among posters to discuss other issues and since their inception the non football boards have provided this opportunity.
However these boards...
Never posted in this particular forum before, figured it belonged more to here than to the main forum however.
Watched the first two episodes of the new series of Peaky Blinders last night and was impressed by its willingness to go there and tackle some serious subject matter while...
I fear we’re heading for another Tiananamen square style massacre. We think things are bad here for us, but the things we take for granted aren’t a given in places like China.
Prince Andrew is being accused of allegedly having sex with a women who was under the legal age of sexual consent in the state she’s from in America.
Now obviously he’s innocent until proven guilty but you have to ask why a member of our monarchy was rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jeff...
Or strictly speaking the the EC referendum, which was what the EU was previously known as.
As a no deal Brexit looms large I got to wondering what life was like in the UK before we joined the EC. Under Conservative PM Edward Heath we joined on 1st January 1973 - a date of course better...
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