The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Put the world to rights here (off-topic discussion)

How will you vote in the 2019 UK General Election?

Conservative
1
6%
Labour
7
41%
Liberal Democrat
4
24%
SNP
0
No votes
Brexit
1
6%
Green
2
12%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
Won't Vote
2
12%
 
Total votes: 17

User avatar
Metalchemyst
Denim Demon
Posts: 5000
Joined: Thu May 27, 2004 1:52 pm
Location: Grtr Manchester

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:47 pm

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:
Killing_time wrote:Scottish people should learn to talk without spitting before getting independence.
that's the Welsh you're thinking of
No, that's the Dutch (and I once met a German who said the same).

Seriously now, with Russia seemingly going back to its old ways this is not the time for a major member of NATO to be breaking up.
DISTORTION JUNKIES SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

User avatar
Bisset
Denim Demon
Posts: 4322
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:08 pm
Location: Glasgow

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Bisset » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:41 am

Well I've done my bit. Now we play the waiting game.
http://www.facebook.com/farseermetal

Jobdone wrote:Currently jealous of my mate whose got tomorrow off and can just hammer it for 3 days straight.

User avatar
Smerphy
Leather Rebel
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:51 pm
Location: Perthshire

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:18 pm

Bisset wrote:Well I've done my bit. Now we play the waiting game.
Gandalf the Red wrote:
Fjar wrote:Guy on the far-right has just remembered he left the oven on.



That comment can be read very diffferently than what was meant. :lol:

User avatar
Jim
Denim Demon
Posts: 11935
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:43 pm
Location: Alfreton, Derbyshire
Contact:

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Jim » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:26 pm

Rumours were flying around on Twitter earlier that a couple of polling places in Falkirk closed early due to 100% turnout.

False as polling stations remain open to 10pm regardless of turnout completion to allow postal votes to be dropped off.
Who the hell reads anything in sigs these days, unless it's an animated gif?

User avatar
Smerphy
Leather Rebel
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:51 pm
Location: Perthshire

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:39 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:
Fjar wrote:Guy on the far-right has just remembered he left the oven on.



That comment can be read very diffferently than what was meant. :lol:

User avatar
Gandalf the Red
Denim Demon
Posts: 5016
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:38 pm

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:44 pm

Image

:P
“He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. But I like heavy metal more. I always want it loud.” - Jürgen Klopp

User avatar
Womble
Denim Demon
Posts: 4563
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:33 pm
Location: Aberdeen

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Womble » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:48 pm

I'll be curious to see the overall turn-out, there was a pretty large turnout by 12 at my polling station.

User avatar
Matty_the_Emo_Slayer
Denim Demon
Posts: 12243
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:48 pm
Location: Hellfast, Northern Fireland

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:37 pm

Well it's the biggest referendum concerning the Union since the Good Friday Agreement so it'll be over 85% easily. Don't expect to see a similar turnout for the first election of an independent Scotland though, in 1998 the turnout for the first post-GFA Stormont elections dropped to just 67%.
Image
Upcoming Gigs
Aug 25|Bangor|PiL+Undertones+XSLF+Outcasts
Sept 7|B'fast|Rose Tattoo+Girlschool
Sept 15|Dub|Cruachan+Skyclad+Waylander
Sept 27|B'fast|RBOTN+Midnight Force
Oct 10|B'fast|Enslaved+High On Fire

User avatar
CrappyMike
Denim Demon
Posts: 5494
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:09 pm
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby CrappyMike » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:38 pm

My polling station was about as quiet as it always is when I go.

User avatar
Matty_the_Emo_Slayer
Denim Demon
Posts: 12243
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:48 pm
Location: Hellfast, Northern Fireland

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Also I've had "Scottish Breakaway" by Alex Campbell in my head all day and now I'm really craving one of these bad boys

Image
Image
Upcoming Gigs
Aug 25|Bangor|PiL+Undertones+XSLF+Outcasts
Sept 7|B'fast|Rose Tattoo+Girlschool
Sept 15|Dub|Cruachan+Skyclad+Waylander
Sept 27|B'fast|RBOTN+Midnight Force
Oct 10|B'fast|Enslaved+High On Fire

strangeasangels
Denim Demon
Posts: 3798
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:19 pm
Location: Coventry
Contact:

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby strangeasangels » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:27 pm

Metalchemyst wrote:No, that's the Dutch (and I once met a German who said the same).

.



Well, theres certainly no love lost between the Dutch and the Germans.

Went to Roadburn a few years ago and a pal who speaks fluent German thought as the languages looked pretty similar that they would speak German instead of English to the locals. "Please do not speak that language" was about the gist of it. Still quite a bit bitter about the war, it seems.

User avatar
Matty_the_Emo_Slayer
Denim Demon
Posts: 12243
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:48 pm
Location: Hellfast, Northern Fireland

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:40 pm

Dutch and German might be vaguely similar but English is practically a second language to the Dutch. Unless you're talking to an elderly person there you can probably assume they are fluent in English.
Image
Upcoming Gigs
Aug 25|Bangor|PiL+Undertones+XSLF+Outcasts
Sept 7|B'fast|Rose Tattoo+Girlschool
Sept 15|Dub|Cruachan+Skyclad+Waylander
Sept 27|B'fast|RBOTN+Midnight Force
Oct 10|B'fast|Enslaved+High On Fire

User avatar
Gandalf the Red
Denim Demon
Posts: 5016
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:38 pm

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:54 pm

The first time I went to Holland I asked the barman in a pub if he spoke English. "I'm not a bloody foreigner!" was his reply. :lol:
“He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. But I like heavy metal more. I always want it loud.” - Jürgen Klopp

User avatar
Bearstock
Slayer of Wimps/Posers
Posts: 926
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:31 pm

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Bearstock » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:14 am

Smerphy wrote:http://i.imgur.com/Hf26JSB.png



Is that the genuine ballot paper? :?
Image
http://www.last.fm/user/Jax_87
https://play.spotify.com/user/jaxmet87/playlist/4FLRE6iQmLWa3PdBII0Jl5

User avatar
Smerphy
Leather Rebel
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:51 pm
Location: Perthshire

Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:50 am

Bearstock wrote:
Smerphy wrote:http://i.imgur.com/Hf26JSB.png



Is that the genuine ballot paper? :?


Nah it's just a wind-up.
Gandalf the Red wrote:
Fjar wrote:Guy on the far-right has just remembered he left the oven on.



That comment can be read very diffferently than what was meant. :lol: