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I see Ed Balls in the press today showing he can out-Tory the tories. Austerity must continue, the poor and working classes must bear the burden, today its Mothers. Your child benefit is effectively getting cut ...no mention of how the broad backs of the rich and the elite are to share in our austerity.

Meanwhile, Tony Blair is in the papers softening up the populace that our sons and daughters will again be needed as cannon fodder, seems this ISIS mob are threatening Haliburton oil pipelines.

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Yeah, and we know who'll have sold them the guns.

I had to laugh at the notion of Margaret Curran carrying out an investigation into why so many Labour supporters deserted them. They're asking the voters. Like Derek Bateman says: "The truth is that Labour deserted its own people and has paid the price. It isn’t the voters who need to be questioned, it’s the Labour leadership. The story I read about the Curran initiative was placed just above a headline which read: ‘Balls to keep Tory cap on child benefit.’ Go figure, Margaret."

http://derekbateman.co.uk/2014/09/22/by-another-road/


Good to see the energy from the Yes team has not dissipated and already noting many new projects on the go. Many are inclusive as, of course, many of the No voters now share the same concerns. There is also so much talent out there and a recognition that the corruptness of the powerful needs a kick on the backside.

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I think we know in the long run who the losers will be.

Were you out celebrating in George Square on Friday night Dex with your like minded, union jack draped, Better Together friends?

maybe its the only friends he has poor boy.

he has been quiet on talking up his beloved red tory party of late though, maybe he know their days are numbered in Glasgow since every single constituency voted YES.

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The repercussions of the Referendum appear to be very wide reaching and Westminster is in chaos. Whilst Margaret Curran insists that the promises to Scotland will be delivered on time. Cameron is under fire from all corners to look at this within a UK wide context. Redwood is breathing down his neck regarding English MPs deciding on English issues and Lord Barnett looking to have the Barnett Formula scrapped. N Ireland and Wales saying they want the same as Scotland.

I can see where the gripes are coming from but we had the Poll Tax first so why not the New Powers?

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SNP now the third largest party in the UK by membership, 50,000 people are now members, with 35,000 joining in the last week.

A discussion taking place by the coalition of groups on the YES side to have a single challenger from the YES side at each UK general election constituency in Scotland.

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SNP busy working on processing overload of membership applications. In the meantime Labour flounders as Ed mucks up his speeches. Fancy forgetting to thank Gordon or this traitorous revivalist performance plus the deficit?

In contrast Nicola looking ready to roll as we wait for our first female First Minister. The interesting battle will be for her deputy. Humza Yousaf, Derek Mackay, Richard Lochhead, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Angela Constance or maybe an MP?

Any thoughts?

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35,000 members joining in the last week? Where were these people on voting day? Why the sudden sign up? Do you think people were complacent that the YES vote would be carried and therefore didn't bother to vote? I am slightly baffled by this...

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They are also joining the Greens, the SSP and the Radical Independence Campaign, all of whom have received significant increases in membership.

Meanwhile, miraculously we have announced 'new techniques for recovering oil from mature wells' - that should help find those 8 billion barrels Ian Wood lost down the back of his settee (Ian was not available for comment, in fact, he appears to have disappeared from the planet, probably getting fitted out for his ermine robes, Lord Aberdeen is in waiting)

And even more miraculously, the media are now admitting the Clair Oil Field west of Shetland is 'Massive' and who could have guessed just days after the referendum that those depleted and exhausted oil and gas resources would suddenly become vibrant and with lives extending beyond 50 years. Wonder which London vanity project will get the oil money first, HS2 or Boris's orbital

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we could always all just join ukip, then get the rUK to hold a referendum to throw us out :blink:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/25/ukip-scottish-referendum-_n_5881572.html

A Ukip donor has called for an English referendum on ejecting Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom.

Property investor Andrew Perloff, chairman of Hertfordshire-based real estate firm Panther Securities, said Scotland's rejection of independence came as no surprise given that UK taxpayers "contribute £1,600 per year per person... to these malcontents".

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Scottish Green Party now reporting that its membership is above that of the Labour Party in Scotland.

Patrick Harvie is certainly inspiring. And Martha Wardrop (Green Party) one of the finest councillors who ever crossed the steps at Glasgow City Chambers.

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