"Alex Salmond Plots His Next Moves Against the British State" (Newsweek)

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  1. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

  2. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

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    Oogaboogabooga.
     
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  3. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Salmond X
     
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  4. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    starting up the provisional wing of the SNP?
     
  5. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

  6. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Ooh, "plotting" is it? Nice way to make someone sound sinister and criminal.

    Still, that article isn't as bad as the headline. Not keen on this bit, though:

    Dangerous place? :hmm: What, is he going to attack with a claymore? Ooh, the scariness! If Alex Salmond had anything against English people, he's hardly have survived doing his degree at St. Andrews, or being an M.P. at Westminster, and there probably wouldn't be English members of the SNP.

    That sort of thing tends to suggest that the writer doesn't quite get it.


    Edited to add Or perhaps the "stares" suggest Paddington Bear. But I do not know Alex Salmond's policy on marmalade sandwiches. Or, indeed, Nicola's Sturgeon's.
     
  7. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    With a ballot box in one hand and a ballot box in the other. :D
     
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  8. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Fun! Did you make that?

    Mind you, I can't quite see Alex Salmond going round the country on a motorbike.:D
     
  9. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    A Trump golf cart, maybe.
     
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  10. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    That would be silly: Trump would probably have set the golf cart to explode to get revenge for the wind farms.
     
  11. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    http://flyingrodent.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/the-rat-december-2014.html
     
  12. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    This is probably where this should go.
     
  13. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

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  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Spoilsport.

    Not that it helps much in the explicability stakes.
     
  15. 8ball

    8ball Most Ignoreable Poster 2016

    Revolutionary Corporation Tax reductions.
     
  16. souljacker

    souljacker Those tapas loving FUCKS

    How bizarre.
     
  17. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    What? Hasn't everyone appeared as a ghost in a Pakistani soap?
     
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  18. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    Have we all seen this marvellous bit of Mail wailing?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ghtmare-scenario-facing-Britain-Election.html

    Nicola Sturgeon, red in tooth and claw :D

    As a friend of a friend elsewhere put it,
     
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  20. 8ball

    8ball Most Ignoreable Poster 2016

    Cheered me up too. :)
     
  21. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    "Next year's General Election in England"? Why haven't I heard about this? :confused:
     
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  22. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    [/I]Or perhaps the "stares" suggest Paddington Bear. But I do not know Alex Salmond's policy on marmalade sandwiches. Or, indeed, Nicola's Sturgeon's.

    QUOTE FROM CELYN ABOVE FRIVOLOUS COMMENT FROM ME BELOW


    If the SNP go into coalition at Westminster breakfast preservative policy will clearly favour Dundee marmalade at the expense of Oxford Cut.

    Tthere will no doubt also be pressure for the creature in question to change his name to Waverly Bear
     
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  23. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Max Hastings seems a tiny bit upset.

    (I suppose I must always be getting him mixed up with someone else, 'cos any time I see something by Max Hastings, I am usually thinking "oh, is he still around? Thought he was dead. Oh well".
     
  24. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    tim, could I ask you to edit that post so as to split up the bit I said from the bit you said? No big problem - just a bit confusing. (On the other hand, as I'm trying to talk myself into going out to shops and making a list, this mention of marmalade is quite useful). :)
     
  25. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    Hastings Banda, perhaps, Edinburgh educated physician and dictator
     
  26. tim

    tim Well-Known Member


    Very confusing I agree. I wish I could work out how to do it easily from my phone. I shall do my best.
     
  27. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Nah, it's okay - those smartphone things are damn confusing. Forget I mentioned it, and Happy Saturday.)
     
  28. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    No, not him. Just some other standard-issue frothing-mouthed "commentator", I think.
     
  29. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Just started Salmond's referendum memoir/campaign diary, "The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days that Changed Scotland Forever".

    Was interested to see if it offered any insights into the referendum, its successes and failures, and what he was thinking about the SNP poll surge and where next.

    Not far in, but after the introductory section, once you get onto the campaign diary proper, it's a lot more lightweight than I was expecting. So far I'm not really learning anything I didn't already know, and I'm getting the sense that it's a highly edited version of what his real thoughts at the time might have been.

    He turns out, from the introductory section, to be far more of a romantic nationalist than I'd realised, and his understanding of class seems limited to cultural aspects.

    I'm hoping it picks up.
     
  30. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

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