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  1. I start to wonder if Johnson could be tempted to gamble, like Cameron did, on a positive ticket of unity. Whatever else is wrong with Johnson, he does have a positive optimistic streak running through him, and I wonder if he will eventually tire of a bitter war of attrition with the separatist horde, or draconian suppression of democratic aspiration, that a May or a Gove might favour. I start to wonder if he might be tempted to woo Scotland, - the idea of some sort of "velvet no" campaign - the idea of giving 'em a little of what they want, just enough to win over the jocks for good, and so be
  2. Almost forgot this was a track as well as album... double points!
  3. This is in one way not surprising, arguably it's surprising they didn't consider some of these things sooner. “New accommodation, new constitutional settlement, and cooperation rather than confrontation.” .... a “velvet no” “co-opting the EU into demonstrating that there is no viable pathway to renewed membership” The authors claim there is “a vacuum of leadership within the Unionist movement which is leaving the campaign rudderless at a key moment.”
  4. Looks as if Ireland set to go back into highest level of lockdown, from Wednesday https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/covid-19-restrictions-government-prepares-move-to-level-5-for-six-weeks-1.4384986 https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40067460.html
  5. Maybe sex education could have different levels. Everyone gets the basics, while some could take it as a more specialist subject for the more advanced, exotic things.
  6. Nicola Sturgeon calls for EU to support Scotland's desire for independence, in Die Welt https://www.welt.de/debatte/kommentare/article217865066/Nicola-Sturgeon-Schottland-will-EU-Unterstuetzung-fuer-Unabhaengigkeit.html Telegraph, Mail, Express not happy!
  7. I think I heard that guy, later. Kept shouting "anti-English racist nationalists" while (London based) demanding a vote on the basis of being, er native born from Scotland. Also spinning some strange line about how it's great there are so many top Scots in good jobs in London, like the police (as if an argument against independence? Like it wouldn't be possible to be a Scottish emigre in London any more? Like London isn't full of immigrants working their way into top jobs?)
  8. A win's a win even if it's a tad lucky. Three wins!? How about luck, good fortune?
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