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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    08 May '15 09:46
    Does this mean the end of the UK as the UK, now to be downgraded to Great Britain? Is it a sure thing that Scotland will leave the union?
  2. SubscriberPonderable
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    08 May '15 10:37
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Does this mean the end of the UK as the UK, now to be downgraded to Great Britain? Is it a sure thing that Scotland will leave the union?
    There was a poll recently about Scotland and they didn't leave. I don't think the next poll on this topic is imminent.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    08 May '15 10:47
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Does this mean the end of the UK as the UK, now to be downgraded to Great Britain? Is it a sure thing that Scotland will leave the union?
    Great Britain includes Scotland.
    The UK is NI and GB

    The election results are devastating for Labour and a backlash against government promises unfulfilled.

    The biggest catastrophe was the annihilation of the LibDems.
  4. Dublin Ireland
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    08 May '15 10:59
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Great Britain includes Scotland.
    The UK is NI and GB

    The election results are devastating for Labour and a backlash against government promises unfulfilled.

    The biggest catastrophe was the annihilation of the LibDems.
    Great Britain is England Scotland and Wales.
    The UK is England Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    The Act of Union goes back to 1707.
    Northern Ireland was included in the UK
    after the Government of Ireland Act 1920.
    This Act saw the partition of Ireland by the British.

    There were many Irish who did not like this partition as
    they wanted a completely free united Ireland with no British influence.
    This led to the Irish Civil War that lasted from 1921 to 1923.

    Despite all that, whatever happens in Britain is mirrored closely by us.
    We have a similar health service and a similar civil service.

    The only difference here is that we have proportional representation in elections
    whereas the British have first past the post.

    Farage has criticised this system this morning as it does not serve the
    democratic interest in his opinion.

    The political landscape in England will now be less colourful now he has gone. 🙂
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    08 May '15 11:04
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Great Britain is England Scotland and Wales.
    The UK is England Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    The Act of Union goes back to 1707.
    Northern Ireland was included in the UK
    after the Government of Ireland Act 1920.
    This Act saw the partition of Ireland by the British.

    There were many Irish who did not like this partition as
    they wanted a ...[text shortened]... s opinion.

    The political landscape in England will now be less colourful now he has gone. 🙂
    Hi Johnny, I see you play instruments, do you play Irish trad? I play Irish, English, and American old timey tunes and write my own folkish tunes.
  6. Dublin Ireland
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    08 May '15 11:131 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Hi Johnny, I see you play instruments, do you play Irish trad? I play Irish, English, and American old timey tunes and write my own folkish tunes.
    Yes I play Irish Trad. The Americans love it.
    Our own audience, (The Irish) are sick of it and would rather
    have rock and blues. 🙂

    Luckily, we can do both.

    I play guitar, Gibson SG and Gibson Les Paul Goldtop.
    Also play mandolin and bouzouki which is kind of like a big mandolin.

    Started playing trad at the age of 8.
    Progressed then on to blues and rock.

    I like Niel Young, Free, Lynard Skynard, George Thorgood,
    Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Rainbow and Deep Purple.

    I see Prince is going to do a show soon in Baltimore.
    He's a brilliant guitarist. 🙂
  7. Standard memberredbadger
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    08 May '15 12:09
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Does this mean the end of the UK as the UK, now to be downgraded to Great Britain? Is it a sure thing that Scotland will leave the union?
    Scotland cant afford to leave the union.
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    08 May '15 13:03
    Originally posted by redbadger
    Scotland cant afford to leave the union.
    During the last referendum,
    some Scots voted no because they
    seriously thought that they would
    not receive some BBC TV programmes.

    But on the whole they bottled it. Fear took over.
    Lots of older folk are afraid of change and so they
    voted for the status quo and remained in the Union.

    Wonder what will happen this time?

    The SNP have absolute power now in Scotland
    and may demand another referendum on Scottish Independence.

    Down south in London, Cameron has promised a referendum in 2017
    to see if the British people want to leave the EU.

    Interesting times ahead..............
  9. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    08 May '15 14:44
    Originally posted by wolfgang59

    The biggest catastrophe was the annihilation of the LibDems.[/b]
    They had it coming.
  10. Standard memberredbadger
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    08 May '15 14:54
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    They had it coming.
    so true
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    08 May '15 15:321 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Yes I play Irish Trad. The Americans love it.
    Our own audience, (The Irish) are sick of it and would rather
    have rock and blues. 🙂

    Luckily, we can do both.

    I play guitar, Gibson SG and Gibson Les Paul Goldtop.
    Also play mandolin and bouzouki which is kind of like a big mandolin.

    Started playing trad at the age of 8.
    Progressed then ...[text shortened]... urple.

    I see Prince is going to do a show soon in Baltimore.
    He's a brilliant guitarist. 🙂
    He's a brilliant guitarist.

    and a Jehovahs Witness - just sayin. 😀
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    08 May '15 15:33
    Originally posted by redbadger
    so true
    why what bad thing did they do?
  13. Standard memberredbadger
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    08 May '15 16:45
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    why what bad thing did they do?
    they are a left of centre party that threw their lot in with the Torys when a coalition with Labour was what most lib dems expected so they lost nearly all their seats and me being a socialist applaud their demise.
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    08 May '15 19:03
    Originally posted by redbadger
    they are a left of centre party that threw their lot in with the Torys when a coalition with Labour was what most lib dems expected so they lost nearly all their seats and me being a socialist applaud their demise.
    Ok I understand. The Tories are toxic and the Lib Dems were perceived to have sold out to them. So Judas man, the people have spoken, its all over for them.
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    08 May '15 21:121 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    There was a poll recently about Scotland and they didn't leave. I don't think the next poll on this topic is imminent.
    They spoke to the separatists in Canada (The Bloc Québécois) and I'd be surprised if the issue of another referendum arose in the next 5+ years.
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