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  1. Comment on More evidence that the Westminster village is waking up to the threat of Scottish independence
    on 23 April 2014 at 4:26 pm

    “Incorrect. Scotland is a NET contributor to the Union.”

    Incorrect the figures used tax (include alcohol and hydrocarbon oil duties) collected in Scotland on goods consumed in England

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  2. Comment on “Poll: Scotland on the brink of independence” Time to panic?
    on 23 April 2014 at 2:46 pm

    “No matter how much you wriggle and prance ‘
    The last three drops end up down your pants ‘”

    the local version is

    No matter how much you pull and squezze ‘
    The last three drops run down your knees ‘

    “Great idea .But where would such a referendum be held ?”

    Done by Postcode (you may not have those in the ROI) but the ultimate way to vote in a “democracy”

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  3. Comment on Scotland Essays: Proud declaration of lack of vision is the hallmark of a failing No campaign
    on 23 April 2014 at 2:40 pm

    “The “English” (who mostly live south of a line between the Mersey and the Wash) don`t care about Scotland or Ireland (N&S) –they cost too much.

    *Yawn*

    Take head. Put in sand. Push.”

    Ah –I see most of the English DON`t live south of “the line” and they DO care about Scotland and Ireland –

    Must get the maps redrawn and WTF in “England” cares where the jocks and the paddies go.?

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  4. Comment on 1916 Rising and how it inspired me 78 years later.
    on 23 April 2014 at 1:12 pm

    “The former Anglo-Irish Protestants in the South appear to be assimilating more rapidly than the imperial leftovers in Britain.”

    Since the protestant population has been effectively removed – now forming some 2% of the population – its hardly a form of “assimilating”

    “BTW this finds its equivalence in ‘Ulster will fight, and Ulster will be right’ etc etc – we say we have civilised ourselves but we still venerate the uncivilised acts.”

    Whats sauce for the goose?

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  5. Comment on Scotland Essays: Proud declaration of lack of vision is the hallmark of a failing No campaign
    on 23 April 2014 at 1:02 pm

    The “English” (who mostly live south of a line between the Mersey and the Wash) don`t care about Scotland or Ireland (N&S) –they cost too much.

    The only people concerned are those who depend on Scotland in the UK for their sinecures.

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  6. Comment on “Poll: Scotland on the brink of independence” Time to panic?
    on 23 April 2014 at 12:53 pm

    “Irish Unionist should pay heed here to the fact that the gap has narrowed so quickly (if it is accurate) it might tell them something about the possibilities of a future poll here.”

    Since the UI movement is based on the continued prospect of a component in society failing to keep zips up/knickers on t–he two are hardly comparable

    What about a” future poll” by which the prods voted for independence from a UI?

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  7. Comment on “Poll: Scotland on the brink of independence” Time to panic?
    on 22 April 2014 at 9:46 pm

    “If they are it is very foolish of them, as the result will be a realignment of English politics to what it was at the beginning of the 20th Century: Conservatives on one side, Liberals backed by Labour on the other.”

    The “liberals” are a busted flush
    Labour is reduced to irrelevance by the loss of Scotland -Tory rule– almost permanently– looms

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  8. Comment on 1916 Rising and how it inspired me 78 years later.
    on 22 April 2014 at 9:41 pm

    “Siege of Derry and how it continues to inspire me325 years later.” and similar

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  9. Comment on “Poll: Scotland on the brink of independence” Time to panic?
    on 22 April 2014 at 12:10 pm

    The tory party are quietly celebrating rid of ther labour voting jocks to stew in their own juice at their oum expense. 1 down -now N Ireland next

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