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  3. Pat

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    See Jacob Rees Mogg and Liam Fox both warning that if a People's Vote went ahead then it would be difficult to deny Scottish Referendum. Completely dismissing the massive number of citizens pushing for the former and growing support for the latter.
  4. samscafeamericain

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    May could never get a deal, her party are being duplicitous. Cameron despite being a twat is no mug and knew what an impossible task it was. Half of the tory party want the carnage of a no deal brexit while the other half don't want to leave at all, add into that mix the dinosaur denying DuP and its an impossibility. Perversely, the majority of people in Norn Ireland voted to remain, you wouldn't think that the way the DUP go on.
  5. maryspetses

    A Northern Soul

    I don't have a television but heard recently that BBC2 Showed 'A Northern Soul', a film made in Hull about an ordinary guy doing extraordinary things for the disadvantaged kids in his city. I saw the film with Pat at the GFT and was very moved. You can still see it on catch-up. Well worth seeing.
  6. maryspetses

    Bloody Scotland

    I discovered William Trevor whilst living in Athens. I joined the Council Library and read every book in English they had but I got genuinely hooked on Trevor. Mention of him is encouraging me to re-visit him and it will be via Kindle. i do like real books but can afford so many more with a kindle.
  7. Pat

    Bloody Scotland

    I love a book but nowadays much of the print is too small and if a book is heavy I find it awkward reading in bed. My new Kindle has a back light and I like that a lot.
  8. Pat

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    Apparently most Scots would rather leave the UK than leave Europe. The utter farce that is Brexit, the total incompetence of Tory Government in negotiating any kind of promising deal and May's absolute lack of self-awareness certainly doesn't inspire confidence.
  9. samscafeamericain

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    EU signs a trade deal with Japan, to create the largest trade deal in the globe. brexit takes UK out of that deal, and probably signs the death knell for Nissan plant in Sunderland (they voted for brexit). Worringly, there's a lot of jobs dependent upon Japanese companies in Scotland.
  10. samscafeamericain

    Bloody Scotland

    I can honestly say I have absolute nil desire for a kindle Nothing beats a book
  11. samscafeamericain

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    May faces down tory vote of confidence, but with reflections of the last days of Thatcher, she looks wounded
  12. samscafeamericain

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    Pritti Patel suggest starving Ireland into submission A woman with nil knowledge of history
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  14. Pat

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    Glad people are starting to see the light. Looks like there will be a fight among the Tories to see who will be the next PM as looks like enough no confidence letters have now gone in. What an utter shambles of a Government. No luck in Ireland for Theresa May either - Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein President has asked for a united Ireland referendum in the face of a no deal Brexit. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2018/dec/11/brexit-deal-latest-theresa-may-eu-juncker-tells-may-deal-could-be-clarified-but-no-room-whatsoever-for-renegotiation-politics-live
  15. Pat

    Christmas in Glasgow

    Gavin Sutherland 'Swinging Christmas' Glasgow City Halls 21 and 23 December. Sounds fun and fabulous. http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/gavin-sutherland-swinging-christmas-at-glasgow-city-halls/
  16. Pat

    Bloody Scotland

    I've been reading William Trevor's short stories again. Great writer and what an imagination. My Kindle broke so dug out some old books that I had enjoyed. The Kindle is convenient but there's nothing like turning the pages of a real book.
  17. Pat

    Christmas in Glasgow

    You can send it to me, samsc. I am in need of all anti-aging products. But moisturiser and skin care stuff not so much just for the lassies these days. My latest addition to Christmas Events in Glasgow looks like fun: The Sensational Alex Harvey Experience. http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/the-sensational-alex-harvey-experience-audio-christmas-2018/
  18. Pat

    Boris Johnson's estranged wife

    Sure is. She's done great work. The opposite of the racist Brexiteers. (Not that they all deserve that slur). Some genuinely want to leave Europe for other reasons but what a debacle.
  19. samscafeamericain

    Bloody Scotland

    I really enjoyed McIlvanney's trilogy of crime books Have invested in The Ragged Trousered Philosopher, another classic I need to read
  20. samscafeamericain

    Oil Painting Classes

    I am definitely going back after the New Year to do another session. Fabulous group of people, lovely lady in her late 60s who is painting the place of her childhood, a wonderful bay in Argyle.
  21. samscafeamericain

    WANTED: artist studio, shared costs?

    sorry Pat but it is arranged via 'Art at the Botanics', Sandy Grant is the instructor
  22. samscafeamericain

    Christmas in Glasgow

    Twas the office advent calendar, and Friday was my day. Its a special advent calendar full of small gifts such as soaps, candles etc Opened it to find two samples of Clarins anti-aging serum - either someone is trying to tell me something or someone has sneakily switched gifts, I suspect the latter given the gifts are usually gender specified (and this was definitely a woman's gift) and the fact that I have the countenance of a 21 year old
  23. samscafeamericain

    St Andrews Day Torchlight Parade

    Its such a pity St Andrews Day isn't in mid-June
  24. samscafeamericain

    Boris Johnson's estranged wife

    That's a helluva surname for a woman
  25. samscafeamericain

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    59% of Scots would now prefer Independence to brexit
  26. Pat

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    Norway's not too impressed with UK
  27. There is so much going on. Festive fun galore in Glasgow: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/category/christmas-in-glasgow/ I can't keep up so please feel free to add events here.
  28. Pat

    Boris Johnson's estranged wife

    His wee brother Jo seems to have more sense. He's got a very smart wife Amelia Gentleman, who played a major role in exposing the Windrush Scandal.
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