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2021 Scottish Parliament Election (Thursday 6th May 2021)


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JackLadd
54 minutes ago, Boab said:

Record number of voters registered !

:greggy:

 

 

Sturgeon's Meadow's Fight Club young team.

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Gards
9 minutes ago, JackLadd said:

 

 

Sturgeon's Meadow's Fight Club young team.

How's your tax returns going?

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manaliveits105

Fun sponge no letting us go on holiday if she gets in 

( has she mentioned she is the only experienced leader)

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JamesM48

Dear Nicola. 

 

The UK was not " ripped out" of the EU.  Westminster honoured  a referendum where a majority of the the UK population mandated this.  You know about that dont you. ?  Incredible hypocrisy. btw I voted remain. 

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JamesM48
39 minutes ago, manaliveits105 said:

Fun sponge no letting us go on holiday if she gets in 

( has she mentioned she is the only experienced leader)

" experienced " doesnt  always translate as competence 

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Only debate I’ve ever watched where all leaders have performed better than the chair...and Ross is involved to add insult to injury.

Campbell is the BBC’s political correspondent ? 
**** me !

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BarneyBattles
45 minutes ago, Boab said:

“ Hands up ! “

**** off, Campbell, ya baldy p***k !


I cringed at that😬

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ri Alban

Quite enjoyed that. They all held their own and I prefer the respect they had to give their point of view. 

 

 

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ri Alban
33 minutes ago, JamesM48 said:

Dear Nicola. 

 

The UK was not " ripped out" of the EU.  Westminster honoured  a referendum where a majority of the the UK population mandated this.  You know about that dont you. ?  Incredible hypocrisy. btw I voted remain. 

Scotland didn't and have been, but you know that, don't you. 

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Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Scotland didn't and have been, but you know that, don't you. 

Scotland didnt vote to join the EU it was the UK who voted to join the EU  

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ri Alban
1 minute ago, JamesM48 said:

Scotland didnt vote to join the EU it was the UK who voted to join the EU  

True. Scotland didn't vote to join the UK either. 

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JackLadd
5 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

True. Scotland didn't vote to join the UK either. 

 

Scotland had a vote in 2014 to stay in or not and you LOST. 

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JamesM48
18 minutes ago, JackLadd said:

 

Scotland had a vote in 2014 to stay in or not and you LOST. 

Touche ! 

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Governor Tarkin
47 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Quite enjoyed that. They all held their own and I prefer the respect they had to give their point of view. 

 

 

 

Agreed.

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JackLadd
20 minutes ago, JamesM48 said:

Touche ! 

 

Ironic Sturgeon is also a fish when they all have goldfish like memories. 

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4 minutes ago, JackLadd said:

 

Ironic Sturgeon is also a fish when they all have goldfish like memories. 


5 months ?

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Gizmo
4 hours ago, scott herbertson said:

Projecting YouGov 2 – 4 May into seats (changes vs 16 – 20 Apr / vs 2016):

SNP ~ 70 (+2 / +7)
Conservative ~ 25 (-2 / -6)
Labour ~ 18 (-1 / -6)
Green ~ 12 (+1 / +6)
Lib Dem ~ 4 (nc / -1)


That’s quite decent for the Greens if it pans out - I don’t agree with all of their policies but keeping the govt more focused on renewables and climate change is always a good thing.

Seems that Alba are going after the 2 votes SNP and not going to erode the Green list votes.  If that pans out, its a clever strategy. 

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ri Alban
10 hours ago, JackLadd said:

 

 

Sturgeon's Meadow's Fight Club young team.

:D

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ri Alban
8 hours ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

Agreed.

What a difference it was from the angry, shouty embarrassing (usually presenter driven) I think I'll switch this over, waste of time. 

Hopefully, post election they can get some stuff done together. Independence apart obviously. But I think there's a chance they'll fight drugs together.

I live in hope. 

 

 

 

 

And I hope work is going well, Bud. 👍

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ri Alban

I have to say. Scottish Labour have picked a good one. I like Anas Sarwar and I would give him my 2nd vote, if only dropped his anti independence stance. 

 

Anyway. 

Child poverty, drugs and separate schools are my top 3 urgently required attention. I want the SNP to drive from Scottish life and know listening to last night, if they can stop, talk and listen the parties could tackle this. 

Independence, for or against should not cause a problem. People have different opinions but let's fix what we can, when we can. 

 

I like this national social care thingy too, profiteering from old folk is a bit shite. 

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Lord BJ

I have to laugh at politicians nowadays. Some Green politician was asked why people should vote for them, his response so you can keep out who you don’t want. 
 

Nothing about policies, aspirations of what they would like to do to improve society. Just vote to keep out who you don’t want 

 

It is undoubtably a trend that’s done with many parties. SNP and Lab have pushed vote for us to keep Tories out, the tories have pushed vote for us to avoid indepedence and to a lesser extent Corbyn 
 

We really are following the US approach, where the emphasis is on your opponents negatives over your own positives 

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Samuel Camazzola
10 hours ago, ri Alban said:

Quite enjoyed that. They all held their own and I prefer the respect they had to give their point of view. 

 

 

Glen Campbell was a poor choice and an irritant. Often it's the politicians getting accused of interrupting and not allowing others to finish getting their point across but he was a constant frustration. 

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DETTY29
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Glen Campbell was a poor choice and an irritant. Often it's the politicians getting accused of interrupting and not allowing others to finish getting their point across but he was a constant frustration. 

I agree.

 

It was far more watchable than any of the others although ironically it was Campbell's constant interrupting that reduced what could have been, not perfect, but as close as you could get.

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Governor Tarkin
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Glen Campbell was a poor choice and an irritant. Often it's the politicians getting accused of interrupting and not allowing others to finish getting their point across but he was a constant frustration. 

 

Geissler would've been a better option imo.

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3 minutes ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

Geissler would've been a better option imo.

It’s a shame oor Martin only got the crackpots earlier.

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manaliveits105
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When teatime news was on there were cocos wandering about outside Holyrood waiving saltires and eu flags - they really aren’t right in the head 
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Ainsley Harriott

Remember voting to have indyref 2 would be like Brexit on steroids. 

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ri Alban
4 hours ago, Ainsley Harriott said:

Remember voting to have indyref 2 would be like Brexit on steroids. 

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Do you have one of them for the imports. 

 

Na, didn't think so. 

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ri Alban
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Ainsley Harriott said:

Remember voting to have indyref 2 would be like Brexit on steroids. 

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Ask yourself (Everyone) why is a 5.5m population spending £65b on rUK when they only spend £49b on us. 

 

£65b 5.5m/£12000 per head. 

 

£49b 62m/£800 per head. 

 

SIXTYFIVEFECKINGBILLIONS!!!

 

Scotland yer getting fecking robbed. Paying double, double selling, Scots tax counting as rUK tax. No oil and gas or financial services included in Scots exports, but included in imports. 

 

 

£5b surplus between Scotland /Row but, somehow we rake up a £16b deficit with our so called Pals. 

Yes, there's plenty of stuff we can't provide for ourselves or rUK don't need. But £65b in exports, this wee country, SIXTYFIVEBILLION. 

 

 

Anyway, why do people like this post, never seem to have the comparison.  And ask yourself why it's so hard to find this information, yet this chart and others is so easy. 

 

Oh and if Scotland really does spend such amounts on rUK, why would they NOT continue this trading?  18% second only to the USA who I may add, are 70 times bigger than Scotland. 

 

 

 

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ri Alban

Thatcher

Cameron 

May

Boris 

Gove!?!?!? 

 

Never ending line of unelected filth telling Scots, what's what. 

 

 

Make it end Scotland. 

 

SNP/Greens 

 

Anyone voting Tory. Well, that's your choice, I'll pray for your soul. 

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manaliveits105

Union dividend of £1,941 for every person in Scotland

Scottish Secretary responds to the 2019-20 Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures.

Lots of multicoloured men and women stick figures made with paper for crowd concept  

Commenting on the Scottish Government GERS figures, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said:

The Scottish Government’s own figures show clearly how much Scotland benefits from being part of a strong United Kingdom, with the pooling and sharing of resources that brings. People in Scotland, year after year, benefit from levels of public spending substantially above the United Kingdom average, with a Union dividend of £1,941 per person in Scotland.

That has never been more important than it is right now. In the face of a global pandemic, the strength and experience of the UK Treasury is helping people in Scotland and across the rest of the United Kingdom.

The UK Government is currently supporting more than 930,000 jobs in Scotland – a third of the workforce. This is just one part of a huge package of measures to get our economy back on track, on top of an extra £6.5 billion for the Scottish Government to fund public services in Scotland. We will continue to back all parts of the UK as we recover from the economic impact of coronavirus.

Background

  • The figures from the Scottish Government show Scotland’s notional deficit rose from £13.1 billion in 2018-19 to £15.1 billion in 2019-20. This is more than Scotland’s entire health budget for the year, which was £13.8 billion in 2019-20.

  • The ‘Union dividend’ per person in Scotland (the combined value of higher spending and lower revenue) was £1,941 in 2019-20. This was an increase from £1,805 in 2018-19

  • Public expenditure per person in Scotland in 2019-20 was £1,633 higher than the UK average.

  • Revenue per person in Scotland remained below the UK average. In 2019-20, including an illustrative geographical share of North Sea revenue, revenue per person was £308 lower than the UK average. This was a substantial change from 2018-19 when revenue per head was £171 lower than the UK average.

  • Total expenditure for the benefit of Scotland increased from £78,598 million in 2018-19, to £81,015 million in 2019-20.

  • As a percentage of Scotland’s GDP the notional deficit increased from -7.4% in 2018-19 to -8.6% in 2019-20. For comparison the UK’s deficit rose from -1.9% of GDP to -2.5% over the same period. New members of the EU are required to have a deficit less than 3% of GDP. The OECD reports that in 2019 the other EU countries with the highest deficits were France (-3%), Spain (-2.8%) and Hungary (-2%).

  • Non-North Sea revenue in Scotland grew by 1.7% in 2019-20, while Non-North Sea revenue growth in the UK as a whole was 1.9%.

  • Income tax receipts in Scotland grew 1.5% from 2018-19 to 2019-20, the same as across the UK.

  • Including a geographic share of North Sea revenue Scotland’s total revenue in 2019-20 was £65,878 million, up slightly from £65,442 million in 2018-19. For 2019-20 this represented 8% of all UK revenues, slightly down from 8.1% in 2018-19.

  • This change reflects the fact that Scottish North Sea revenue fell by £642 million in 2019-20, due in part to the fall in oil prices toward the end of the year.

Better together 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Mars plastic
1 hour ago, ri Alban said:

Thatcher

Cameron 

May

Boris 

Gove!?!?!? 

 

Never ending line of unelected filth telling Scots, what's what. 

 

 

Make it end Scotland. 

 

SNP/Greens 

 

Anyone voting Tory. Well, that's your choice, I'll pray for your soul. 

Unite the clans, Doc. Unite the clans. 

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Smithee
23 hours ago, Lord BJ said:

I have to laugh at politicians nowadays. Some Green politician was asked why people should vote for them, his response so you can keep out who you don’t want. 
 

Nothing about policies, aspirations of what they would like to do to improve society. Just vote to keep out who you don’t want 

 

It is undoubtably a trend that’s done with many parties. SNP and Lab have pushed vote for us to keep Tories out, the tories have pushed vote for us to avoid indepedence and to a lesser extent Corbyn 
 

We really are following the US approach, where the emphasis is on your opponents negatives over your own positives 

 

The whole country seems to be either SNP or Keep the SNP out, I know what the literature through my door's saying.

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Ainsley Harriott
2 hours ago, ri Alban said:

Ask yourself (Everyone) why is a 5.5m population spending £65b on rUK when they only spend £49b on us. 

 

£65b 5.5m/£12000 per head. 

 

£49b 62m/£800 per head. 

 

SIXTYFIVEFECKINGBILLIONS!!!

 

Scotland yer getting fecking robbed. Paying double, double selling, Scots tax counting as rUK tax. No oil and gas or financial services included in Scots exports, but included in imports. 

 

 

£5b surplus between Scotland /Row but, somehow we rake up a £16b deficit with our so called Pals. 

Yes, there's plenty of stuff we can't provide for ourselves or rUK don't need. But £65b in exports, this wee country, SIXTYFIVEBILLION. 

 

 

Anyway, why do people like this post, never seem to have the comparison.  And ask yourself why it's so hard to find this information, yet this chart and others is so easy. 

 

Oh and if Scotland really does spend such amounts on rUK, why would they NOT continue this trading?  18% second only to the USA who I may add, are 70 times bigger than Scotland. 

 

 

 

I don't think from your ramblings that you understand the concept of trade and its importance to the scottish economy 

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1 hour ago, Smithee said:

 

The whole country seems to be either SNP or Keep the SNP out, I know what the literature through my door's saying.

The unionists have nothing apart from no referendum. 

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Nucky Thompson
10 hours ago, manaliveits105 said:
When teatime news was on there were cocos wandering about outside Holyrood waiving saltires and eu flags - they really aren’t right in the head 

I saw that and had to laugh. They looked right beauties.

Pulled out a banner that you couldn't make out on the tv screen :rofl:

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Nucky Thompson
3 minutes ago, XB52 said:

The unionists have nothing apart from no referendum. 

The SNP have nothing apart from independence, so much so, that they are making a total shambles of running the country.

 

 

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frankblack
17 minutes ago, XB52 said:

The unionists have nothing apart from no referendum. 

 

Not true.  The other parties want to focus on recovering from Covid instead of fighting divisive independence referendum campaigns during a deep recession.

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Smithee
53 minutes ago, frankblack said:

 

Not true.  The other parties want to focus on recovering from Covid instead of fighting divisive independence referendum campaigns during a deep recession.

Well yeah, they can justify why they don't want a referendum, but you're still saying nothing more than no referendum.

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Lord BJ

Cant find my voting card can you still go in and just give name and address or COVID tightened that up?

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frankblack
18 minutes ago, Lord BJ said:

Cant find my voting card can you still go in and just give name and address or COVID tightened that up?

 

I'd imagine you would need to show some Id in that case as an alternative if they have their processes in place.

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1 hour ago, Smithee said:

Well yeah, they can justify why they don't want a referendum, but you're still saying nothing more than no referendum.

Tory leaflets; nothing but wanting to stop democracy in Scotland. Still want them to get more seats than Labour

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Nucky Thompson
2 minutes ago, XB52 said:

Tory leaflets; nothing but wanting to stop democracy in Scotland. Still want them to get more seats than Labour

Stop democracy in Scotland :rofl:

I must have missed that independence referendum we had.

 

You lost. Get over it

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Gizmo
16 hours ago, manaliveits105 said:
When teatime news was on there were cocos wandering about outside Holyrood waiving saltires and eu flags - they really aren’t right in the head 


Nick of them, honestly

Brexit Day party in Glasgow is damp squib as 100 people celebrate as  Scotland leaves the European Union - Daily Record
 

4 hours ago, Lord BJ said:

Cant find my voting card can you still go in and just give name and address or COVID tightened that up?


Just need to give name and address mate. 

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manaliveits105

snp knobs out in a car with flags out the window blasting a tape of

Hi Nicola sturgeon here vote for me 

:facepalm:

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The Abolish the Scottish Parliamentary Party 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

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5 hours ago, frankblack said:

 

I'd imagine you would need to show some Id in that case as an alternative if they have their processes in place.

No i think its just having the info , my neighbour was in front of me and had no id on her

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