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  1. Sam: I will need to do a bit of reading.
  2. Three years before another General Election; yes it can occur before the three years but that happening appears to be in the hands of England. Looking ahead and seeing an England parliament which will include a small number of ridings in Scotland represented with limited debate time tapering off to an era of "no voice". Associating with the US of A will produce a bigger military but far diminished manufacturing. New Labour will elect a majority and will be led by someone from Missouri, quite possibly another Truman. Imports from China will exceed 90% of all that is used in the UK, this figure will include food, chopsticks and Halal meat will be commonplace. Aberdeen Angus will still be bred but in secret. The breed will be banned except for that which is produced for the upper crust of society. Those people involved in the illicit trade of the banned breed will be given three days to surrender and if they do not cease and desist the top third of Scotland and the western isles, except the ones owned by Americans, will receive a thorough doing with nerve gas. And I am thinking of a trip hame, Autumn, a Sunday bus frae Perth to the surrounding communities will be a for sure....a grand child or two for a driver and a wee tour, Almondbank (the new(er) shooglie bridge, Scone, Paisley, Bannockburn, Inverness, and, if at all possible, the monastery on Kinnoull Hill, etc, etc, etc.
  3. Question: Is Ken Macintosh, MSP a member of the Labour Party ? Could find no party affiliation n the link but a search engine says he is a member of labour cooperaativ And Foulkes seems to be advocating another national vote.
  4. PAT: Brextic and all the ins and outs are confusing for many of us living away...it appears, TO ME, that Scotland, Northern Ireland and now Wales are opposed to exit. The thing about my including Wales is because of one Welsh MP who did challenge for the leadership of the Labour party as is not a huge supporter of Corbyn....wondering if Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland could put in a joint request to stay......solicitors from all three could become billionaires if hired to negotiate that sort of deal....
  5. More than an hour wandering from site to site and I will need to look at the "Long Committee" sometime later. Cannot find what I was looking for but will continue the search. Fascinating stuff and I did wander into areas which have nothing to do with the question; Daniel O'Connell was born in the eighteenth century, a wee bit before independence. Did a tiny bit of reading on Wiki; not all bad but a place one should be careful of. Britannica is safer ground and that is where I discovered the three mentioned by Sam, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan; knew they voted for Home Rule and learned they had been part of the nine counties. Also figured that the seven I was wrong about might be because it appears that Fermanagh and Antrim became one. The "Home Rule" bill introduced and passed by the Asquith government did have the approval of the English House of Lords (1914); however it did come with the "suspended" tag until WW1 was ended. I did read about the 1921 decision but more interesting was the Sinn Fein win with 69% of the vote in 1919. My reading says that Lloyd George would have accepted that victory but the English House of Lords would not. The number of executions after the Easter Rebellion seemed to add to the want of self rule rather than decrease the ardor (always thought there was a u ). Also had a review of the McPhilemy book, "The Committee" and the law suit brought about by brothers who should not have been mentioned....had no idea that one of the reasons for settling out of court was to protect Timbrel, whom I would think was still a member of the British Parliament. Will continue my search on the weekend.
  6. Sam I will try to find it.
  7. ay Pat, i'm somewhat aware of what is going on today, just thought to mention a wee bit about a different version of the vote after the civil war.
  8. Ireland:- I am no expert and it is only in the last few years that I have some idea as to reason(s) for the split between De Valera and Michael Collins. But someone here wrote that the the North (Ulster) voted to remain withing the UK. I did a fair bit of reading because I had been of the opinion that The Republic paid no money for their freedom but a further reading tells me that of the seven counties in the North, five actually voted to secede; a deal was made where The Republic allowed the UK to hold onto all seven and the financial slate was wiped clean. And as an aside: not a huge fan of Joyce, I do wish he had translated Finnigan's Wake but, I think in Dubliners there is a (eulogy maybe) which points right at Collins; beautiful piece of writing and as Morley Callaghan wrote in his "My Summer in Paris", the last part of Ulysees could have been spoken by, James' Missus.
  9. Might give that a shot, depends on Kindle. I was lucky with "Sophia Kahn", found it on sale, book stores having a difficult time......and a good day to all.
  10. I have twelve pages to read, one of those books I do not want to finish. Writer is English, parents from Pakistan. Central character is a practising Muslim, five prayers per day, and wears the hijab. The book has real humour and I have done a lot of reading while visiting Tim Horton's for coffee, laughed out loud a lot and enjoyed the serious sections also: last time I was this impressed with a writer was when I discovered Denise Mina and "Exile". Title of the book is, "Sofia Khan is not Obliged"...had that as a "tag" but got an "error".
  11. I have twelve pages to read, one of those books I do not want to finish. Writer is English, parents from Pakistan. Central character is a practising Muslim, five prayers per day, and wears the hijab. The book has real humour and I have done a lot of reading while visiting Tim Horton's for coffee, laughed out loud a lot and enjoyed the serious sections also: last time I was this impressed with a writer was when I discovered Denise Mina and "Exile".
  12. tamd

    Happy Easter

    Didnae know where else tae post....on holiday, in Perth...booked car tae be picked up at Glasgow Airport, showed the man my confirmation and I thought I had a bargain, £1,000 for 19 days, it is what the confirmation said....man said it was a mistake, real price £4,400 and something about tax...needless tae say I have been doing a lot of walking....wanted to spend a bit of time in Glasgow and Manchester but all travel is being re-thought...someone in Canada sked about the weather and it is fine for me, had tae laugh because Ridgetwon, very recently, had an ice storm..just noticed that this computer, like my ain, sometimes spells ridgetown wrong... Came tae buy heatring aids and prices here have doubled in the past year and a half.....now about the sme as Ontario....you lot are hand in hand with the americans over bombing, a shame really but Blair did the same thing.....governments are afraid of the US and people are afraid of insurance companies... PS cannae get on with my IPad, am now at the wonderful Perth Library
  13. a wee bitty learnin....a "Joyce" character says a ""deoc an dorius" and my immediate thought was to the song, the song sung, perhaps spoken, many times at 4A Ruthven Place, Perth. The Scots spelling is a wee bit different and on a personal note, by the time I was leaving any festive occasion, the "wee wifey" would have been long out of mind.
  14. Joyce:- typing "Joyce" is to remind me to stay on topic....will give it a go....Had to open the kindle, couldn't remember the title of the story I am reading, one from "Dubliners", The Dead I hope. Took a few pages but when Gabriel and Gretta are ready to retire, YES, Joyce will get yah, I hope. I have read "That Summer in Paris", Callaghan, it is the summer when Callaghan met James and Mrs. Joyce....(cannae remember her fist name). Morley speaks of the last four paragraphs of Ulysees, describes them as a soliloquy and writes that after meeting Mrs. Joyce he saw her, in those paragraphs the inspiration for Molly Bloom's words: I see Gretta as Mrs, Joyce, a woman much loved by her husband.
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