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    Boris Johnson has nominated businessman Peter Cruddas for a peerage, despite his rejection by the honours watchdog.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55414981

    This news has not been received well in some quarters.

    Earlier this year Jo Johnson, the prime minister's younger brother was given a peerage:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53606083

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecb View Post
    Boris Johnson has nominated businessman Peter Cruddas for a peerage, despite his rejection by the honours watchdog.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55414981

    This news has not been received well in some quarters.

    Earlier this year Jo Johnson, the prime minister's younger brother was given a peerage:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53606083
    This is further proof, as if it were needed, of the undermining of democracy in the UK. Of over 1400 parliamentarians in Westminster, less than half, 650, are elected. The rest are Peers who reside in the House of Lords, the largest unelected institution outside China. Time to dissolve this toxic union.
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    "Boris Johnson says indyref vote should be once-in-generation

    ... Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme, the prime minister said the gap between referendums on Europe - the first in 1975 and the second in 2016 - was "a good sort of gap".":

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...itics-55521732

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecb View Post
    "Boris Johnson says indyref vote should be once-in-generation

    ... Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme, the prime minister said the gap between referendums on Europe - the first in 1975 and the second in 2016 - was "a good sort of gap".":

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...itics-55521732
    Boris Johnson and the BBC have lost all credibility over this last year; Boris with his flim-flam, U-turns and incoherent ramblings; the BBC with its avoidance of reporting anything like the truth as experienced by ordinary people in their communities.
    As for the “once in a generation” quote it as no relevance what-so-ever. It was a rhetorical flourish to encourage the people of Scotland to come out and vote, it was incredibly successful in getting 85% of the electorate to exercise their franchise. The quote was never recorded as part of the Smith Commission post-referendum Report.
    In fact, the Smith Commission did report that, “It was also agreed that nothing in the Commission’s report prevented Scotland becoming an independent country in the future should it so choose.”
    Andrew Marr is just another mediocre BBC hack who muddles along doing whatever people tell him to do through his earpiece.
    If we’re honest we are never going to get any positive reporting of Scotland, its people and their ambitions emanating from the London-centric main stream media.
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    Andrew Marr may be many things, but I’d never describe him as a mediocre BBC hack.

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    Well, it was on the BBC that I first heard a report that recent polls now show that 58% of Scottish population sample who were asked are in favour of independence.
    However, I agree that Boris has lost all credibility (and there never was any so far as I was concerned) as have all the rest of 'em down there! I was pleased to hear (again on the BBC) that polls suggest that if there was a GA tomorrow, the best the Tories could hope for would be a hung parliament and they are fast losing those who swung to them in the north of England last time around.
    I think that people hear what they want to hear, whatever media they happen to listen to or read or whatever. I continue to learn a lot of good stuff from the BBC and will keep on tuning in and am now enjoying the new Attenborough Planet series.

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    I believe Alex salmond said something similar circa 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    I believe Alex salmond said something similar circa 2014
    Not similar at all actually. Where and when did AS say that there should be 41 years between IndyRefs? Where and when has anyone ever argued that a generation was defined as roughly 40 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky Smeek View Post
    Not similar at all actually. Where and when did AS say that there should be 41 years between IndyRefs? Where and when has anyone ever argued that a generation was defined as roughly 40 years?
    How come Northern Ireland gets to vote on leaving the UK to reunite with the Republic every 7 years if they want, but we have to wait decades to do the same according to some unionists?

    Is it that there's a built-in Unionist get out clause in respect of NI...given it is up to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to call a referendum, with a duty to do so at any time it appears likely that a majority would favour a united Ireland.....but the Secretary of State has no more obligation to take any notice of polls, or votes in favour of reunification in the Assembly, than the UK Government has to take any heed of the SG pleading for a Section 30 order for an indyref2, however many election mandates to do so they receive.

    There's more than one way to lock prison doors to prevent escape, it seems.

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    OQ......Perhaps the Irish are a ‘Tad’ more Persuasive, if you know what I mean.
    The Scots have become ‘Gentlepeople’!

    In an address and Somewhat Sermon in the US, The Speaker said.......AMEN, followed by AWOMEN......now that is Politically correct?
    Yes/No! Emojee would be good here!

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    I am glad then that in Scotland we are 'Gentlepeople' as the situation in the US is terrifying. Above all else, we need to trust and support democracy otherwise we are sunk and try our best to say things that are factually true so far as it is in our ability to judge that.

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    Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over bike ride seven miles from home:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55620138

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    All Papers - Boris not criticised over 400 mile, unnecessary trip to Glasgow.


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