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Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by tucsonmike on 17 April 2007 3:45am
 
The Economist had an article about this. (I feel as though I am having Spur and Johnny have another go at bashing each other LOL).
Then, there was a separate article about English voters rejecting a regional plan that was drawn up. Poor ignorant Yank trying to sort it all out.


 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by johnnythemonkey on 17 April 2007 10:01am
 
The plan for English regional assemblies was, in my opinion quite rightly rejected.It was an attempt to appease English resentment (justified) over what is known as " The West Lothian Question".
The minutiae of all this would be boring for non-Brits. Suffice to say, the English people saw it for it was; another unnecessary tier of government.
The Scottish "Parliament?" is a gravy train for amateurish incompetants and a vehicle for nepotism and 'cronyism'.
Much as I am proud of being Scottish, I am also proud to be British (most of the time).
I just love watching England get'gubbed' at football and cricket though!
I had to add something to rile Anne!
 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by Spursfan on 17 April 2007 10:04am
 
Unfortunately, watching Scotland getting 'gubbed' (a Scots term John?!!) at football happens so often it is boring!!!

And do Scots even KNOW how to play cricket?

;-/
 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by johnnythemonkey on 17 April 2007 10:37am
 
Ah,gubbed. The Scottish vernacular allows us (and others if they wish) to express ourselves in ways the English language cannot.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gubbed
BTW Anne,last year Scotland drew with Italy (world champions) and defeated France (World Cup runners-up).
 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by Spursfan on 17 April 2007 12:15pm
 
A fluke, my dear Johnny...well, two flukes actually.
 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by kazzzz on 17 April 2007 1:13pm
 
Oops my mistake I thought this thread was about joining the AA if you're Scottish or Welsh. I'll go now.
 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by tucsonmike on 17 April 2007 3:07pm
 
So Anne is Elizabeth I and John is Mary Queen of Scots in drag? This sounds like a Python routine.
 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by johnnythemonkey on 17 April 2007 3:25pm
 
Aaaah, my secret is out!! I just put a fingernail through my tights with the shock!
 
Re: Scots and Welsh Autonomy? by Spursfan on 17 April 2007 4:09pm
 
Well, you may not know this, but my name is actually Elizabeth Anne, yes it is, really and truly so beware.
 



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