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  1. I think that poll is UK wide and those who "support" Scottish Independence aren't Scottish Tories who think it would be beneficial to Scotland but rather English Tories who want to get rid of Scotland.
  2. Scottish Conservative and Unionist party, the clue is in the name. What's more, until they merged with the Conservatives in the UK in 1965 they were a completely separate party called the Unionist Party. The short answer is no.
  3. Scottish Labour

    Kezia Dugdale going in the jungle for I'm a celebrity. You couldn't make this shit up.
  4. She'd go for a safe Tory seat in the Home Counties somewhere which would get around both your points. Oh shit, I've just had a really bad premonition. Theresa May stands down as PM and an MP, causes a by-election in Maidenhead and the Colonel literally parks her tank on my lawn.
  5. Approach for O'Neill made

    Chris Coleman going to Sunderland apparently.
  6. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/16-year-old-girl-died-9864006
  7. I'd be absolutely amazed if you can buy a bottle of wine for much less than £4-50. I just looked on the Tesco website and the cheapest bottle of white wine - 75cl - was their own brand Lambrusco Bianco. It was £2-50 but at only 4.1 units, it would only have to cost £2.05 under MUP. The law is targeted at the high alcohol/low price brands which very few people drink other than to get as drunk as they can, as quickly as they can.
  8. Yes but that's for a three litre bottle of super strength cider that has 22 units of alcohol. A standard 0.7 litre bottle of Vodka has 26 units for comparison.
  9. It's not a tax increase the retailers keep the additional profits, presumably the manufacturers and distributors will also be looking for their cut as well. The Scottish government couldn't put a tax on alcohol even if they wanted to as that's a reserved matter. Whether the government looks to recoup that in some other way is another matter but not part of this act. This isn't a silver bullet, I don't think anyone is suggesting that it alone is going to solve all of Scotland's alcohol problems. That doesn't mean that it shouldn't be tried though. I also don't think it's directed at alcoholics - it's clear that they need special therapy and assistance - but more people who drink more than is good for their long term health and specifically amongst the young. There's quite a bit of evidence that policies like this can have a positive impact on people's choices, it's not just about the cost but there are other more subtle behavioural nudges in play.
  10. Scottish Labour

    Second leader this year gone. Presumably it will be the latest Jackie Baillie pish at FMQs tomorrow although I imagine this week we not see a repeat of her question from last week about people standing down from ministerial positions resigning as MSPs as well. You just knew as soon as she made this party-political, there was a Labour skeleton just waiting to jump out the closet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-41995175
  11. Booing your own players

    They put extra trains on for a couple of hours before kick off, direct to Wembley Stadium, I've no idea of the frequency but anytime I've used it - and I've used it a number of times - you've been pretty much able to rock up and get straight on a train. After the game they have trains stacked up so that once one is full and leaves, the next one is there pretty much straight away.
  12. Booing your own players

    I live 25 miles from London and have been at Wembley more times than I care to remember. To be clear, I'm not talking about TFL but Chiltern Rail which runs the line from Marylebone out to Wembley Stadium and beyond. So, I'm not talking about the whole of TFL's capacity but just Chiltern Rail. If they can do it, I'm sure Scotrail can as well.
  13. Booing your own players

    They do exactly this at Wembley with 80-90000 people around a dozen times a year. In fact, with Spurs playing at Wembley this year they do this pretty much every week.
  14. Booing your own players

    If you can't deal with peaks in service and have no contingency then I'd suggest that you don't have sufficient rolling stock to run the network. Looking at trains from Mount Florida to Central, there are seven trains between 8-00 and 9-00, between 22-00 and 23-00 that drops to four trains. It's not a lack of rolling stock, it's a lack of imagination and joined up thinking.
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