Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Now the GE is done and dusted, and with MP’s returning to Parliament today to begin being sworn in, we’ve locked the GE Thread last night, and you can now use this one for any Westminster related stuff.

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1 year ago
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#269545
Isn't the argument that this coal mine was to produce coking coal for steelmaking, but there are greener (but more expensive) ways to make steel maturing - https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottcarpenter/2020/08/31/swedish-steelmaker-uses-hydrogen-instead-of-coal-to-make-fossil-free-steel/

I guess someone has to price the three options in term of pounds and carbon footprint, then make a decision
1. Mine coal here for steelmaking (middle price, middle carbony)
2. Mine coal in ukraine and ship it over here (cheapest, but most carbony)
3. Use greener tech for steelmaking (expensive, least carbony)

Course, number 1 is the only one that'll make jobs in West Cumbria so it'll have it's champions locally obviously


It would be fantastic for the economy of Cumbria and what with the new road out to the west under way less disruption for transporting it - another contract that will have a few sniffing round and haulage jobs, or if there is too much then stick it on a ship and flog it.


What's this new road out to the west?


Go past the racecourse and just past Durdar - then stop and look to your 'west' and it will be about there.
1 year ago
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#269551
Nae evening kick-offs if the Green Party get their way - some vegan feminist Baroness calling for all men to be curfrewed off the streets after 6pm as we are all rapists and abusers. Bonkers!
Nae evening kick-offs if the Green Party get their way - some vegan feminist Baroness calling for all men to be curfrewed off the streets after 6pm as we are all rapists and abusers. Bonkers!


It’s not Green Party policy, thankfully.

Not that Green Party policy has any real influence in the UK...
1 year ago
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#269561
Mansfield , Bizarrely they manage to do it in Scotland to prop up the SNP in times of trouble .
Mansfield , Bizarrely they manage to do it in Scotland to prop up the SNP in times of trouble .


Aye, but they are independent of the Greens in England and Wales, as well as the NI Greens.

Be interesting to see the lay of the land up North after the Holyrood elections.
1 year ago
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#269780
SNP kerfuffle just keeps giving...
1 year ago
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#269945
It is practically impossible that one of Nicola’s closest aides did not mention this to her for the several weeks before she claims she first heard about it!
Can see this impacting on SNP fortunes in the upcoming election. Could be good news for the union!

Interesting to see who (if anybody) benefits - Labour or Conservatives...
1 year ago
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#269949
The new Scottish Labour Leader Anas Sarwar has declared to stand opposite Nicola in the Glasgow Southside seat she holds in the upcoming Election - Hopefully all locals go tactical to get her out!
1 year ago
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#269951
Boris's defence review has really annoyed the EU and Germany in particular. The correct decision to focus on cyber warfare and reduce the number of tanks means that we are going to be less help in defending the EU's Eastern border with Russia. It's hard to imagine any other scenario where we could usefully deploy tanks apart from in Poland and the Baltic States as a hopeful deterrent to Putin's aggression. The EU was already annoyed that we wouldn't participate in a European Army and now we are taking military decisions to reduce our usefulness to the EU it's going to lead to more resentment from them. You just had to listen to Von der Leyen today about vaccine exports to realise how bitter the EU is over Brexit.
1 year ago
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#269952
The new Scottish Labour Leader Anas Sarwar has declared to stand opposite Nicola in the Glasgow Southside seat she holds in the upcoming Election - Hopefully all locals go tactical to get her out!


aye, but Wee Nicky, Queen of Scotland, is also a candidate for being an SNP List MSP in Glasgow. And you're more likely to pick up List MSPs if you don't get constituency MSPs so you think she might be a bit fireproof.

However, thanks to the bizarro woke justice that is currently absolutely spasming the SNP, when members voted for potential list MSPs some regions then automatically prioritised disabled or BAME candidates, regardless of the number of votes. Thus Nicky is only 2nd in line for Glasgow, behind Roza Salih, despite apparently getting a third of the votes (and 6 times as many as Roza). It is suspected Roza might come down with a diplomatic case of 'standing down' at some point.

https://twitter.com/FananaBama/status/1368562210482622472
The new Scottish Labour Leader Anas Sarwar has declared to stand opposite Nicola in the Glasgow Southside seat she holds in the upcoming Election - Hopefully all locals go tactical to get her out!


62% of the vote went her way last time, and Sarwar isn’t a popular chap - can’t see enough folk voting tactically to get Nicola out this time...
1 year ago
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#269961
There is growing resentment about how she is hardly ever in the constituency and the place itself is an absolute toilet, to put it politely.
1 year ago
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#269965
She's lost her presence. Fighting fires on so many front's has taken her persona with it.

Now is the time for Bojo to stick the clog in and offer a referendum to the SNP.
Polls should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but this isn’t great reading for the SNP...
1 year ago
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#269969
£452m for the borderlands project -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-56416393
https://www.itv.com/news/border/2021-03-18/borderlands-growth-deal-set-to-be-signed
https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19167947.historic-350m-deal-will-boost-cumbria-economy/


Though how it costs £20m to knock down the baths and stick an access road in to the station is beyond me, or £50m to knock up a couple of university buildings where woolies used to be - the council hq on botchergate for £10m looks a bargain next to that

Still it's got the barrow lot moaning on the n&s comments, serves them right for spending the last 50 years begging to suck lancashire's knob
1 year ago
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#269974
Hahaha can't believe the SNP have managed to stuff this up so much.
Misleading any Parliament should be the end of any first/prime minister...
1 year ago
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#269977
She surely has to walk now-Scots have been turned into moaning, grievance seeking mannequins by this mad dog.They are much better than that-educated, inquisitive and welcoming people.What she has done to Scotland is disgusting
1 year ago
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#269978
Did nobody notice the legislation that passes banning protest

Will be interesting when any banner or protest outside Brunton Park takes place
Looks like the committee vote went along partisan lines - all 4 SNP members voted against Sturgeon having misled the committee, all 5 opposition members in favour.

I am so tired of politics being played out in such partisan fashion. Be it in Holyrood or Westminster, these charlatans need to start working for their constituents, instead of their party.
1 year ago
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#269985
Misleading means telling lies. Why use flowery language.
1 year ago
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#269986
I haven’t seen any release of who voted, have you?

If true by the way, then it means the Green Party voted against her, which, considering they’re SNP lapdogs, is very interesting
I haven’t seen any release of who voted, have you?

If true by the way, then it means the Green Party voted against her, which, considering they’re SNP lapdogs, is very interesting


There was a ‘counter-leak’ being reported this morning, though I can’t find the link now.

This was not a vote of the full parliament, but of the committee investigating the affair. There is no Green member of the committee.

Breakdown of membership is as follows:

4 SNP
2 Con
1 Lab
1 LD
1 IND

As I said, it’s purely partisan. That’s either damning for Nicola, or for the opposition up there. It’s down to the Scottish electorate to decide which horse they back, but either way it’s yet another example of polarised party politics failing the people.
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