Thursday, 19 June 2014

WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A SENSIBLE ARGUMENT, USE A NONSENSICAL ONE


Say goodbye to your pandas
As one Westminster official helpfully pointed out: “No one has fully understood the ramifications for the pandas of any bid for Scottish independence.”

Mobile phone bills will skyrocket

In June last year, the Westminster Government claimed that people in Scotland would be forced to pay mobile phone roaming charges when travelling south of the border – just days after the European Commission announced its intention to abolish the charges from next year.

Scotland would be vulnerable to attacks from space
In comments to the media, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicted that Scotland would be financially responsible not only for the decommissioning of Faslane, but also for the cost of establishing a new base in England or Wales, at a cost of ‘tens of billions’. Mind you, on his next visit he also warned that independence would make Scotland vulnerable to attacks from space.

The Trident nuclear base at Faslane would be annexed

Faslane has been a popular topic for the scaremongers. Last year ‘Government sources’ told The Guardian they were examining plans to designate the military base on Gareloch as sovereign UK territory in the event of a Yes vote. The following day Downing Street flatly denied the plan as neither credible nor sensible.

Visiting Auntie Betty in Grimsby? Best pack your passport

Home Secretary Theresa May told the Scottish Conservative Party conference that an independent Scotland would result in a “literal and figurative barrier” with “passport checks to visit friends and relatives”. Really? Even though no such border arrangement exists anywhere else in Europe, and a common travel area is already in operation between the UK and Ireland?

It will be the end of the world as we know it

Labour peer Lord Robertson declared that an independent Scotland would be “cataclysmic” for the West, threaten global stability and be welcomed by “the forces of darkness”. No risk of exaggeration there then…

You'll never see Doctor Who again
Former Westminster Culture Secretary Maria Miller claimed that viewers in independent Scotland would not be able to watch Doctor Who. Never mind that you can currently watch Doctor Who in 75 countries around the world from Angola and Australia to Uruguay and Venezuela.

No you can't, yes you can

In March 2014 the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems joined forces to rule out a currency union. Only weeks later, a senior Westminster government minister, who reports suggest would play a central role in independence negotiations, gave the game away by admitting that a currency union would be agreed to ensure fiscal and economic stability on both sides of the border.

You'll need to drive on the other side of the road

Last September, Labour’s Westminster shadow health secretary Andy Burnham warned that he didn't want to have to drive on the right when he came to an independent Scotland. So ludicrous was this story that the Guardian newspaper decided to run it as an April Fool’s Day story this year. 

19 comments:

  1. you wanna watch it or you may join the ostracized nats(evil ones )
    like your pal wings over Scotland.well he has winged anyway.

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    1. Stu hasn't mentioned this once.

      You'd think if he cared, he'd say something.

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    2. Yes, Goodness, Niko. They could interview Munguin on telly! I wonder if they pay a fee for that kind of thing....

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  2. There really is no case for the union.
    It would appear you have a troll, going by the comment by "Yes", above.
    Congratulations, you've made it.
    JimnArlene

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    1. Och no, I would call Niko a troll... Maybe a gnome.

      :)

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    2. Should've known.;-)
      JimnArlene

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  3. The grammar is purest Niko in form and content.

    Unless he's breeding...

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    1. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK

      Wash your mouth out.

      BTW, where's John Brownlie disappeared to?

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    2. PS: Sorry to hear about your wee dog. Utterly heartbreaking.

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    3. conan

      you dont know that !!

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  4. Conan, good God, Niko breeding, like flies do you mean. Well it made about as much sense as Niko.
    Good to see the Wee Ginger Dug has sold the house.

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    1. That's cheered my day up. What with that and the fund rising apace.

      Great news for paul and Andy.

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  5. The Westminster government attempts at scaremongering have been hilarious, who in their mind would, believe such rubbish. I mean George Robertson said Scottish independence would destabilise the western world, and he didn't even have smile on his face when he said it . Those promoting the union have lost all credibility, mind you I doubt they had any to begin with.

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    1. Robertson's off his trolley.

      I guess its the rarified air in the House of Lords. It's not good for commoners. I wonder how mad Michael Martin is by now?

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  6. I dont know how many times i've copied the pics on your blog. hundreds probably. Brilliant piece although these are the old scares . No one really takes much notice as much but it;s another attempt to confuse folk who are DK'rs

    i think were all fed up with scares and by sept the no side will be conceding before the vote. Pathetic useless lot.

    Thanks for the pics Tris always enjoy them and pass them out to as many No'rs as possible.

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    1. Great to know you enjoy them Richy... :)

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  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLh6yoBnO0&feature=related

    Some more music that may stike a nerve.

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    1. Brilliant... Just as well they had the lyrics though...

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    2. Just played this and Arlene came running in, she thought it was her phone, apparently it's her ringtone.
      JimnArlene

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