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Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:27 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by LGTrotter
Your feelings about him were very clear. My point remains unchallenged apart from Daniel's 'pull yourself together' speech a few posts back. I think the polls are still tightening. Apart from women, still a problem for the yes campaign.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:29 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by DRT
Agreed. If we are not careful there will be no more upside-down Union Flags.

Should we switch the focus to Wales to distract the Scots from voting?

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:33 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by DRT
LGTrotter wrote:Your feelings about him were very clear. My point remains unchallenged apart from Daniel's 'pull yourself together' speech a few posts back. I think the polls are still tightening. Apart from women, still a problem for the yes campaign.
I hope that women will save the day, but I also hope that some sane men will join in.

This is much closer than I ever imagined it would be.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:36 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by DRT
Two years ago I met Boris Johnson in Mumbai and had a chat with him about the Scottish vote. He told me not to worry because the government would play their Ace cards closer to the date and that Salamunger never stood a chance. I'm still waiting on the first Ace.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:40 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by djewesbury
Do we think the No campaign has been a disaster?

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:43 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by DRT
Yes.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:45 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by DRT
But there is still time for Boris's rabbit to come out of the hat.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:47 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by djewesbury
You can understand the dilemma.
Cameron north of the border = disaster for the No campaign
Cameron absent from the campaign = propaganda victory for the Nats.

What should they have done?

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:47 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by LGTrotter
djewesbury wrote:Do we think the No campaign has been a disaster?
The problem with the No campaign is that it's got the word no in the title.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:49 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by djewesbury
The problem with the No campaign is that it's got the word no in the title.[/quote]Yes vote = Scottish independence in March 2016.
General election set in stone for May 2015.
Yes vote = Scottish MPs elected for 10 months, and then another general election in March 2016 and a 10-month parliament that can do nothing, at a time when the economy is extremely fragile (never mind what Gideon says).
Who choreographed this?
LGTrotter wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Do we think the No campaign has been a disaster?
My father made this point the other day and was of the opinion that the question should have been phrased differently. But it was approved by the Electoral Commission.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 01:50 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by djewesbury
LGTrotter wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Do we think the No campaign has been a disaster?
The problem with the No campaign is that it's got the word no in the title.
Do they need some help from Northern Ireland on how to sell a 'No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No' campaign?

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 02:08 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by LGTrotter
Well I think we covered a lot of ground in this meeting, let's pick it up next time.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 02:20 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by djewesbury
LGTrotter wrote:Well I think we covered a lot of ground in this meeting, let's pick it up next time.
Thank you everyone, please pick up your negativity shawls from the Treasurer.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 02:30 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by DRT
The problem is uneducated, self-interested insecurity. As much as it is non-PC to say it there is a large proportion of society that will always follow the view of the Sun or similar. In England these people are voting UKIP. In Scotland they might vote yes.

I'll get my shawl.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 02:36 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by djewesbury
DRT wrote:The problem is uneducated, self-interested insecurity. As much as it is non-PC to say it there is a large proportion of society that will always follow the view of the Sun or similar. In England these people are voting UKIP. In Scotland they might vote yes.

I'll get my shawl.
+1!
I'm going to bed. The text I'm writing is starting to make even less sense.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 02:45 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by DRT
djewesbury wrote:I'm going to bed.
+1

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 03:08 Thu 24 Jul 2014
by djewesbury
Tell you what though. The Queen in Celtic Park! Never mind Northern Ireland, this is historic!

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 21:37 Tue 05 Aug 2014
by AHB
Little of these recent posts have had anything to do with Upside Down Union Jacks so I have started a separate thread for the Scottish Independence Question.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 23:36 Sun 10 Aug 2014
by jdaw1
Boulevard des Sables d’Or, Barneville Carteret.
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We lost a lot of boys reconquering Normandy for the French, but forgot to leave flag instructions.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 23:40 Sun 10 Aug 2014
by jdaw1
Just outside the Normandy Tank Museum.

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That much incompetence takes effort.

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 14:28 Sun 24 Aug 2014
by jdaw1
The owner said that it cost her £25 in Tesco.
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Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 14:32 Sun 24 Aug 2014
by jdaw1
Seen in Nice. Not nice.
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Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 14:37 Sun 24 Aug 2014
by jdaw1
In the tourist-tat shop at Fort du Mont Alban in Nice one can hear Ian Paisley bellowing.
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Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 16:28 Sun 31 Aug 2014
by DRT
This was by no means the worst thing we saw on our day trip to Great Yarmouth…
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Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Posted: 08:59 Tue 16 Sep 2014
by djewesbury
jdaw1 wrote:In the tourist-tat shop at Fort du Mont Alban in Nice one can hear Ian Paisley bellowing.
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Nope. Can't hear anything.