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#634033
Boiler wrote:And yet the Tories gain in Scotland and Labour all but disappears.
That's the Unionist bit of the tories' official, Sunday name. In Scotland, these things matter greatly.
#634034
Boiler wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:50 pm
And yet the Tories gain in Scotland and Labour all but disappears.
Independence is the only game in town in Scotland and if the union is in your heart you’ll vote Tory. Pragmatic unionism Brown and Darling espoused in 2015 now looks threadbare.
#634069
Boiler wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:50 pm
And yet the Tories gain in Scotland and Labour all but disappears.
A couple of us explained earlier that Indyref saw important Scottish Labour figures like Jim Murphy (and Gordon Brown), donning their pads and striding out to bat for the Tories.
Not a good look at the best of times.

Murphy, in particular, seemed far too comfortable in company with the parcel of rogues.
Mind you the man's record makes Kate Hoey look like a Bennite.
One might question how such a barefaced neocon ever gained Labour membership.

History lesson over:
Bad case of catching the Tory fleas (See also Nick's Liberal Party).
#634074
Kreuzberger wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Boiler wrote:And yet the Tories gain in Scotland and Labour all but disappears.
That's the Unionist bit of the tories' official, Sunday name. In Scotland, these things matter greatly.
Try to find a open Labour voter at Ibrox, yet working-class Scots probably gather there in greater numbers than anywhere.
#634075
A long time ago in a tory party far far away

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55477424

Impressionist Rory Bremner 'saved Sir John Major's bacon' amid MPs revolt


Eurosceptics, gullible? I find that most unlikely.
#634218
Boiler wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:05 pm
Just taking a break from the book to report silence at 23:00.
Here too.


I pray that the next act involves Churchill's ghost returning.
To slaughter those who destroyed his european legacy.
In their beds.


Oh gawd - cunts launching rockets.
Time to fetch the McCoy crossbow from the attic, don the dark facemask and go stalking.
#634219
Plenty of fireworks earlier. OK, I'm in the hippy trendy bit of a big Remainer city, but even so. Nothing come 11.00.

A Dutch friend on Zoom said she feels sorry for us.
#634224
Speaking of fireworks, the ones in London were pretty damned impressive.

And a reference to BLM there too, which should provide us with the first Gammonplosion of 2021.
#634226
Boiler wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:05 am
Christ, the fireworks are fucking insane here. The Somme would have been quieter.
Wisbech is epic I’ve never seen anything like it. Had a first wave at 10pm when it would have been new year in the Baltic states. I’m guessing going mad at new year is a hangover from the Soviet era. Like Scots Presbyterians, public ostentation at Christmas was discouraged by the Soviet regime but you get a pass for NYE.
Last edited by youngian on Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
#634228
Fireworks were steady from dusk here. 11pm was noisier than any November the 5th I recall - I live in Gammon central.
Then silence for an hour. I was relieved when midnight was even louder.

I presume there were so many private fireworks because options are limited; no pubs, clubs or public fireworks, so everyone's at home making their own entertainment.
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