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by Charlie Wells
Mon 15 Sep, 2014 11.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scottish independence
Replies: 345
Views: 52776

Re: Scottish independence

I think the Daily Mail will be glad once the referendum is over as it's causing them the discomfort of almost supporting the BBC... "Nationalists brand BBC's Nick Robinson 'a liar' as thousands protest at corporation's 'biased' coverage on referendum" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755858/...
by Charlie Wells
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 21.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scottish independence
Replies: 345
Views: 52776

Re: Scottish independence

On a lighter note whilst Salmond says an independent Scotland would keep the pound it would appear this Bureau de Change at Dubai International Airport knows otherwise... http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/09/11/1410450337879_wps_39_The_currency_exchange_in_.jpg Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...
by Charlie Wells
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 19.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scottish independence
Replies: 345
Views: 52776

Re: Scottish independence

It amuses me that the Yes campaign don't want to be told what to do by Westminster, however are more than happy to be still told what to do from Brussels (via the EU). How do you mean, exactly? We're currently subject to European legislation as part of the UK - but you don't suggest that Westminste...
by Charlie Wells
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 12.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scottish independence
Replies: 345
Views: 52776

Re: Scottish independence

I'm half surprised the Salmond hasn't mentioned that from memory both RBS and Lloyds have the UK government/taxpayer as a major shareholder. If I was being cynical I'd suggest this might have been an influence in them going public, however non-cynical the announcement was designed to stabilise the f...
by Charlie Wells
Tue 09 Sep, 2014 09.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scottish independence
Replies: 345
Views: 52776

Re: Scottish independence

I couldn't help noticing Monday's papers (in England at least) had suggestions that the monarchy might be under threat if Scotland voted yes. Then by remarkable coincidence mid-morning it's announced that Kate Middleton is pregnant again. If I was being cynical I'd suggest someone within government ...
by Charlie Wells
Thu 04 Sep, 2014 09.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scottish independence
Replies: 345
Views: 52776

Re: Scottish independence

An interesting point mentioned in a recent Private Eye is that the Yes campaign hopes that an independent Scotland would still remain connected to the national grid. It was mentioned that it was only relatively recently that Scotland was connected up to the grid, having previously been separate, and...
by Charlie Wells
Tue 20 Sep, 2011 11.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dale Farm
Replies: 32
Views: 4777

Re: Dale Farm

A spokesman for Basildon Council said the enforcement notices would set out the precise action the authority intends to take. He added that, should the council overturn the injunction, travellers will be liable for all costs incurred by the delay. Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14983...
by Charlie Wells
Tue 20 Sep, 2011 11.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dale Farm
Replies: 32
Views: 4777

Re: Dale Farm

The source of the problem is that they have built on greenbelt land without planning permission. On this aspect I agree with the view that planning laws should be upheld for everyone, regardless of whether they are travellers. That said with the reported cost potentially being up to £18 million I ca...
by Charlie Wells
Mon 31 May, 2010 18.17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Find the Hitler
Replies: 36
Views: 4386

Re: Find the Hitler

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by Charlie Wells
Wed 17 Feb, 2010 23.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is the Scottish Express even worse than the Mail?
Replies: 143
Views: 36392

Re: Is the Scottish Express even worse than the Mail?

Is it just me that doesn't understand why the press isn't regulated by (or at least subject to the same standards as set down by) OFCOM? I've always been of the position (I might have mentioned already!) that seeing something nasty printed about you or someone you're close to is far worse than it b...
by Charlie Wells
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 10.30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is the Scottish Express even worse than the Mail?
Replies: 143
Views: 36392

Re: Is the Scottish Express even worse than the Mail?

Noticed this headline on the Mail's website... Bebo installs paedophile panic button as police warn Facebook is failing to protect children Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1228846/Facebook-failing-protect-children-say-police-Bebo-installs-paedophile-panic-button.html#ixzz0XCkxLzJZ ....