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by Alistair Campbell
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 8835

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

Paul Dargan wrote:Round 2 - stick with the winning formula from round 1

Adams win
Howell win
Jones win
Pert win

Paul
I'll go with this too. Saves typing. And thinking.
by Alistair Campbell
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 23024

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Can I have 17, 18, 24, 31, 39 please?
by Alistair Campbell
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

If I were cynical, I suspect the shuttle diplomacy that Nicola was carrying out had two purposes - to make her look stateswomanlike, and emphasise the difference between Scotland and England. So what are the differences? Apols for the delayed response. That is a good question – maybe I should ask y...
by Alistair Campbell
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

If the three strands of the Labour Party are the leadership, the PLP and the members, then it is clear that the PLP is at odds with the other two. Why is it so clear, as accepted by the entire mainstream media, that the PLP is the only one of the three in step? Isn't there frequently a disconnect b...
by Alistair Campbell
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

It's interesting that the debate on this board is running two or three weeks behind the debate in the Scottish media. There are lots of anomalous regions and islands with some connection to the EU - the overseas territories of the Dutch and French, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, Gibraltar ...
by Alistair Campbell
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

How exactly does it make sense Let me stop you right there. I fear you may be in the wrong place (country/continent/planet) for that sort of thing. What proportion of the EU is the UK, compared to the size of Scotland's economy compared to the UK? Ballpark figures, but I think the UK was about 18% ...
by Alistair Campbell
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Michael – thank you for your interesting comments. Originally I had three what might be termed “quibbles”. 1. That I could see no provision in the Treaty of Union for what would happen should it be unwound – there was no “prenup” if you like. 2. In particularly there was no prescribed method for cal...
by Alistair Campbell
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Really don't think it was a fully serious suggestion. Especially not the 4 trillion bit :) Well, possibly, but the same argument has been made before (although previously it seemed to have been conflated with income from the Crown Estates or somesuch). Over the last few years many of us will have s...
by Alistair Campbell
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

NickFaulks wrote:The plotters waited just until financial markets were closing for the weekend. I think that confirms US involvement.
Or maybe Friday night is a good time to start a coup d'état? (Or not, as may be)
by Alistair Campbell
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

<snip> [History Lesson] </snip> E Michael White asserts that if Scotland voted for independence, England should demand this £400,000, inflation adjusted, because breaking this Union would remove England's obligation to cover the debt under the 1707 Act. Thank you for replying on E Michael White's b...
by Alistair Campbell
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Anyone who believes anything Barroso says deserves what they get. Of course, Alex Salmond claimed to have legal advice to the contrary but was unable to produce it. I don't believe a definitive position was ever outlined on iScotland's position within the EU. It seemed likely that we would have to ...
by Alistair Campbell
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

They were given the option of becoming an independent nation quite recently and for reasons which mystified me they said no thanks. Why does this mystify you? Surely there were plenty of good reasons to vote the way we did? One of the major factors for Scotland staying in the Union was that they wo...
by Alistair Campbell
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

the 2.3 million WASPIs How don't they have pensions? Absolutely - or, better still, just consign it to the bin. For a fundamental part of our constitutional system to be rewritten for the tactical advantage of one specific government was outrageous. But surely the opposite is the case? The power ha...
by Alistair Campbell
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 39250

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Thanks Roger. My point wasn’t that a PM coming to power hadn’t happened before, but rather that this had now become the norm. A consistent pattern emerging over the last 40 years. And because of death or illness or special circumstances like Churchill in the war. John’s list certainly shows there a...