The Earl of Seafield is reputed to have said ,as he signed the Act of Union,
"There's the end of an auld sang!"
The current incumbent, having pissed the family estates away or snorted them up his nose still sits in the Lords.
He was government spokesman on forestry during Maggie's rule-----appropriate as the NE OF SCOTLAND was stripped of hardwoods in nhis youth to pay his gambling debts!
I no longer can vote in Scotland,but I'd love to see him and his ilk subject to a truly independent Scottish Government.
Wouild the English then be happy to fund his attendance in the LORDS---he's THEIR puppet,after all!
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Thread: Ensign Etiquette
26-11-10, 13:19 #181
26-11-10, 13:31 #182
Right, I understand now, I think .
So we should campaign to have the the blue of the saltire removed from the British flag - which would leave an awful lot of white - best to replace the blue with the black from St Pirans cross .
As regards who really is "British" I suppose strictly speaking only the Welsh and Cornish, the rest of the English being Anglo Saxon and the Scotch being Picts?
26-11-10, 13:41 #183
26-11-10, 13:56 #184Registered User
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Still this is all Fred Drift, miles away from ensigns - should be relegated to the Lounge!'Reinstate MadFrankie'
26-11-10, 15:41 #185
Scotland lost its sovereignty so many years ago that the English fear of a "loss of sovereignty to Brussels" has little meaning north of the border.
Should the English wish maintain their standoffishness and distrust of Europe then that is fine. An England free of Scotland could then become a xenophobic backwater of "warm beer and the sound of leather on willow"
And the best part of this thread is when it stopped taliking crap about ensigns & started talking it about soveriegnty!
26-11-10, 15:44 #186
I second that!
26-11-10, 17:57 #187
27-11-10, 00:15 #188
27-11-10, 13:44 #189
Incidentally, the Saxons & Celts didn't actually "let them in", they were knackered after running all the way up to Stamford Bridge & back (300-ish miles on foot) to knock 7 kinds of poo out of another band of Vikings. The Picts & Scots were hiding behing an old Roman wall somewhere in case they got hurt, consequently they have been suffering & whingeing ever since.