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 on: Today at 01:25 PM 
Started by Helen40 - Last post by Grabcopy
He's levelled - taken the second 6-3!

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 on: Today at 01:14 PM 
Started by Helen40 - Last post by Grabcopy
The ever-shifting sands of the live rankings mean that even if James wins today, he'd only be perched precariously in 100th spot.

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 on: Today at 01:12 PM 
Started by Helen40 - Last post by Grabcopy
Lost the first on a breaker, but 4-2 up in second. C'mon!

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 on: Today at 12:55 PM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by blueberryhill
there's always hope that Miliband might demonstrate some backbone and refuse to do business with a party who's raison d'etre is to break up the union, even if it comes at terrible cost to their own voters.

Politicians seek and keep power no matter what principle they have to betray.
Is my cynical response.

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 on: Today at 11:30 AM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by Fiverings
Because the SNP has no interest in the future of the UK as a whole.
   But that's not where they are at the moment - Better Together implored us to stay and play our part in the Union, and thats the current position.  It has been made clear that Scotland will only become independent as a result of another referendum, and none will be offered until there is a material change in circumstance. Bizarrely, Labour are attacking the SNP for not ruling one out!!  Thats how desperate they are to gain traction in the polls.

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 on: Today at 11:22 AM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by boogers
  Of course she will stand for scotland's interests, but why do you always assume that is inevitably to the detriment of the UK as a whole?

Because the SNP has no interest in the future of the UK as a whole.

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 on: Today at 11:17 AM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by Fiverings
Hypothetically speaking, if "the voters" were electing the SNP to govern the whole of the UK then your point would make sense.

As they're not, it's pretty obvious that in the case of a Lab-SNP coalition, Sturgeon (assuming that she's actually going to abide by her parties own constitution) will attempt to win concessions for the benefit of Scotland over rUK. Given that Scotland is already heavily subsidised by rUK, I don't see how that works out in our favour.

Mind you, there's always hope that Miliband might demonstrate some backbone and refuse to do business with a party who's raison d'etre is to break up the union, even if it comes at terrible cost to their own voters.
  Of course she will stand for scotland's interests, but why do you always assume that is inevitably to the detriment of the UK as a whole?  You really need to get out more if you think what suits the blue shires of the Home Counties is what the whole country is looking for.

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 on: Today at 11:12 AM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by boogers
   Don't the voters subsidise everything the government does on their behalf? Sometimes I wonder where your head is!

Hypothetically speaking, if "the voters" were electing the SNP to govern the whole of the UK then your point would make sense.

As they're not, it's pretty obvious that in the case of a Lab-SNP coalition, Sturgeon (assuming that she's actually going to abide by her parties own constitution) will attempt to win concessions for the benefit of Scotland over rUK. Given that Scotland is already heavily subsidised by rUK, I don't see how that works out in our favour.

Mind you, there's always hope that Miliband might demonstrate some backbone and refuse to do business with a party who's raison d'etre is to break up the union, even if it comes at terrible cost to their own voters.

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 on: Today at 11:07 AM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by Caz
   Don't the voters subsidise everything the government does on their behalf? Sometimes I wonder where your head is!
I think I know where it is! Whistle

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 on: Today at 11:06 AM 
Started by Matthew2408 - Last post by Caz
^^Oh my.....I could've sworn I just heard a mouse squeak! Rolling Eyes

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