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Caledonian Craig

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  1. In all the pro-Brexit campaigning all I ever heard were the promises of what the UK would get from leaving the EU but nobody brought up the Irish Border even though the ink has hardly dried on the deal that brought peace to Northern Ireland and took away the border checkpoints etc. which is pivotal to peace many would have you believe. When the bickering started when the real talks began about the Brexit Deal then that is when the Irish Border issue finally began to hit home to the Brexiteers and those in the ERG.
  2. Come on though lets face it this government are thick. Many Brexiteers within it never even thought about the Irish Border issue until a year after the Yes vote had been returned yet it is a massively pivotal part of what can be or not as the case is with a full blown Brexit that they promised.
  3. Exactly. We know Westminster's government is only interested in preserving and accumulating its wealth so something is not tallying here. The UK government is desperate to keep hold of Scotland - a Scotland that they tell us is potless, subsidized by the UK and too weak to survive as an independent country. It is clear Scotland has far more going for it. Unionists will not admit to it but their inability to answer why the UK government refuse to let Scotland go says it all.
  4. From what I've read (not seen it) part two covers a secret poll that showed Yes 4% ahead entering the last few days of campaigning that send Westminster government into a panic and is when The Vow was cooked up to turn the tide. The report says Cameron was panicked into action. Now if you read the report on the documentary it again leaves me with an unanswered question that unionists can never find an answer for. We are told Scotland is potless and in debt and cannot afford to run itself and is too small to go independent and is a burden to the rest of the UK so WTF are they so panicked at the thought of Scotland going independent? That tells me straight away that all the trash talking is total and utter scaremongering.
  5. What must be remembered here is that Labour have their own agenda. For them it is to keep that divide in the Tory party and that would happen if they were able to force May into agreeing to another people's referendum. I am no expert but I'd imagine it would not take too long to put on an emergency referendum. I do take your point about how they can have three votes on her crappy deal but undy has had one in three plus centuries and that is deemed as more than enough.
  6. I can clearly see May's Deal getting bullied through at the third attempt as she threatens those anti-EU members in her party that Brexit won't happen at all unless they back her deal. Labour are rumoured to be prepared to back May'd deal as well on the promise that May will then put the deal to a public referendum of some sort. I wonder how May'd Deal bringing about an orderly Brexit and how that will affect people's thinking on how they'd vote on independence?
  7. On the currency front of course it will take time to get onto a system and currency that works. People have to realise that it is 300+ years since we have been an independent country. The transaction will be tough make no mistake about that. There is going to be very little that will be easy about gaining independence and implementing it. However, I won't be put off by that as the alternative is far worse. Remain in a decaying union where we are trampled over by Westminster and treated like third class citizens where we get governments that we never vote for and we will continue to be bled dry. No thanks 300+ years is more than long enough. Give me the rocky, undulating road of independence over remaining under the thumb and in the gutter under Westminster's rule.
  8. No definitely not for a few reasons. Firstly, Nicola Sturgeon has always said we'd wsit to see if Brexit materialises and becomes a reality and then reassess. Secondly, there is already too much politically going on with Brexit that could see indyref2 being relegated to a sideshow. Thirdly, as I have said before, we need to wait as waiverers probably still cling on to a remote hope that we won't be taken out of the EU. Once that becomes a reality that will help convert more waivering undecided voters to vote Yes.
  9. The currency plan was talked about a couple ofvweeks ago. It was to remain with thevpound in the interim and then overca spellvof two to five years move to create own currency setting up a Central Bank etc. How is that going to work? All we can do it wait and see. The alternative? Vote No and await the calamitous after effects of Brexit which will be an even more terrifying leap into the dark.
  10. I am talking from a viewpoint of the three keepers being Bain, Gordon and Marshall.
  11. I beg to differ. Maybe Sullivan as third choice but not Douglas.
  12. Indeed and I admire him for going where is heart lies. He feels English and wants to play for them and that is how it should be.
  13. And to think you'll still get Scotland fans encouraging us to grovel to him.
  14. I sincerely hope not. Gunn and Che Adams have made their choices clear. To be seen to be grovelling to players despite knowing they are simply not interested in representing Scotland is sad. Strike that - its pathetic.
  15. First and foremost lets think independence. What if's are not worth worrying about just now as it distracts from the end goal.
  16. Counter-balance it by watching or reading all the material in seedy Westminster dealings. Project Windrush, ignoring pleas from residents of Grenfell Tower who forecast the disaster, the blatant brushing under the carpet of paedophile ring in Westminster, going to an illegal war in Iraq, the blatant lies and false promises of Bitter Together etc etc etc.
  17. I am sorry but Westminster is satin compared to EU being like a mischievous little schoolboy in comparison. I keep hearing people scoffing why do you want independence but want to join the EU as you won't be independent. Sorry but that is total and utter garbage. The UK may or may not be leaving the EU. Now excuse me but I haven't seen the addition to our calendars of a new national holiday called UK Independence Day on the day we voted Leave. The UK was and still is an independent country in the EU as would Scotland be. During their time in the EU we have seen the UK government CHOOSE not to join the EURO, CHOOSE to wage an illegal war on Iraq without backing of the EU and now being allowed to leave the EU. All sounds like choices only an independent country could make. Those of you who hate the SNP think of the alternatives if you will. The Tories? The party of looking after the Home Counties and lining their own pockets and have a large swathe of it with pockets of UKIP AND BNP-esque politicians who have a total disregard for Scotland and always will. We have seen that much with scummy treatment of Scottish MP's suggesting, openly on microphone they fuck off or commit suicide. Now onto Labour - another party that has no interest in Scotland other than to get enough seats here to unlock the door at No 10. Look how pathetic they were when in power in Holyrood before the SNP - like night and say compared to the SNP. Also lest we forget we saw the Tories and Labour in their true colours. Across the board the whole of Scotland in all areas backed remain and their Tory and Labour MP's supposedly representing them actually voted to back the Scotland Act in Holyrood but once back amongst their masters in Westminster their tune changed and they betrayed Scots by backing bills to push through Brexit. People should keep their eyes on the end game here - independence. Independence for Scotland is what it says and is the end goal. Back independence and Scotland benefits for the future and you then get the chance to vote for whatever party/government you want unlike now where we take what England votes for. A post-independent Scotland's political landscape will change immensely in any case. The SNP will have to morph into something else and may even split into different new parties. The Tories and Labour will need to re-invent itself and restructure - they will be like toddlers learning to walk and fend for themselves without their parents looking after them from Westminster. How well they'd do depends on how quickly and how well they adapt and leave Westminster behind and their ability to embrace a bright new future. Either way Scotland independent is the big goal. In the EU or out of the EU I'd take that if independence was achieved.
  18. Yes we are. At least compared to where we were in the days of Neil Sullivan and Rab Doublas et al before we moved into having McGregor, Gordon and Marshall. There is Scott Bain who I have not see throwing howlers in every match he has played for Celtic. I would not have any issue whatsoever with Craig Gordon and David Marshall as back-up. All three of them I would put well above the likes of Sullivan and Douglas and Jonathan Gould.
  19. Surprised and disappointed at that news. I do find it hard to believe that it is to protect his body as it is not as if goalkeeping sees you run about 5 to 10 km a match etc. The one saving grace is we're quite strong in the goalkeeping area.
  20. I'll be back next year once I have worked it out.
  21. I think it is swings and roundabouts though on the campaigning front. Whereas you may have battle weary souls from last time up for the fight but they will likely be readily replaced by people who perhaps were waiverers last time and bought into Bitter Together's threats and promises and feel angry and let down so are now passionate Yes voters. Or perhaps young Yes voters who were too young to vote last time. I'll still stick with that figure of 25% who have yet to decide that need won over.
  22. I have to disagree with the figures here for several reasons. Look at all of the opinion polls (regardless of bias) and all put No at around 45% to 50% on better ones (not counting unsures). Yes weighs in consistently at around 40% to 45% on the better ones. Okay you can say polls are not everything but when they all show the same pattern they aren't all wrong - there has to be some substance to them. Also look at general election results. Sure the SNP backing independence is in power but the unionist backing parties have a bigger vote share around 54% with SNP at around 40%. Falls in line with those polls again. Sure not all Labour voters for example are anti-independence but their vote share is dwindling also. Also there were polls done post-2014 and they showed the amount of people who knew they'd vote No all along was something around mid 40%s AGAIN. Too much coincedences across the board there. I do agree with you stocky that the die-hard unionists will only fall from here on in so I don't see the independence fight going anywhere even if a second indyref was lost. When you have around 1.5 million backing independence in a population of just over 5 million that voice is not going to be silenced.
  23. Yes indeed. I'll look around as there was a survey on last indyref and it had figures of people who always knew how they were going to vote etc. Remember as well if you tally up votes for SNP and votes for unionist parties in Scotland I'd hazard a guess combined they have a higher vote share than the independence backing SNP.
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