On 19 Apr 2017 at 1:17am Great Scot wrote:
Theresa May has just handed Scottish independence to Nicola Sturgeon on a plate .Nicola Sturgeon must be rubbing her hands with glee at this moment.
In the aftermath of Theresa May’s announcement to hold a snap election, Sturgeon knows how most Scots will receive the news: badly.
Provided May is allowed to hold the election by Parliament, it will most likely lead to a Conservative victory and further degradation of the opposition – one poll predicts the Conservatives will end up with a 100-seat lead in Parliament. So long 2020: May could stay in power until 2022.
Sturgeon’s tweet after the news hit the nail on the head: “The Tories see a chance to move the UK to the right, force through a hard Brexit and impose deeper cuts. Let's stand up for Scotland. #GE17,” she said.
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On 19 Apr 2017 at 3:41am Fairmeadow wrote:
If Scots wish to be independent of England, and there is good evidence that many, perhaps most, do, then why should we try to stop them? How many Scots would pass the Norman Tebbit cricket test? It's a matter for them.
We already bribe them to stay within the UK by payment of substantial annual subsidies, but they do not seem very grateful - perhaps it is unreasonable to expect them to be grateful? They would perhaps be happier, and whinge less, if they had to stand on their own feet. I wonder how Nicola Sturgeon would get on if she couldn't unite Scotland in one grand whinge against Westmister?
It is arguable that our relationship with Ireland has been significantly better since they went independent, though I note that when their banks went bust it was still mainly us who had to bail them out.
It would be interesting to debate whether Scotland should be required to take Northern Ireland (populated mainly by Scots Presbyterian settlers) with them. Perhaps Scotland could join with Ireland instead of England, and then they could even stay in the EU, and become the new immigration destination of choice for all the unhappy Remoaners. That would leave a bit more space on our English roads and railways, and we would no longer have to concrete over so much of our glorious countryside.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 5:16am Chav wrote:
I'd go up there and help rebuild the wall.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 6:31am Newms wrote:
Anti Scottish feeling after decades of facile bigoted England blaming ( not unlike EU and immigrant blaming down here ) was one of the Brexit factors .
None of this matters any more . Only one thing matters ; each of us must persuade our friends there is ony one way to protest againts this power grab and the May Reich and that is to vote Lib Dem
I`m sorry Greens and Labour, and if you feel other things are more importnat, fine, but every Labour and Green vote switched from the Liberals is a helping hand for Caulfiled .
Caulfield is ahatrd Brexit head banger on the right of the Conservative Party and bent on dragging us into nasty racist poverty.
Please don`t l,et Lewes be just another part of her vast majority .
Please help stop this by voting Lib Dem , the candidate is a decent and genuine woman whoi will do a great job for the town anyway
Its a simple as that .
On 19 Apr 2017 at 7:24am The Old Mayor wrote:
Everyone goes on about May WANTING a hard brexit. They don't seem to grasp the fact that there is no other choice with the EU overlords. So we must prepare ourselves well, with the rest of the world. Scotland just wouldn't be eligible to joinaway, they certainly don't need another country to subsidise and no currency.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 7:48am lewes resident wrote:
I was surprised Maria Caulfield was elected in the first place, Lewes being full of Virtue Signalling Champagne Socialists.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 7:57am Stickleback wrote:
Great. I can't wait for us to be unburdened of them. Let the EU support them. That seems to be the kind of 'independence' they want.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 9:30am Alfriston Resident wrote:
Maria Caulfield suits most of my neighbours very well. Her constituency isn't just Lewes. It's Seaford, Polegate, Ditchling, Newick and true blue places like that.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 9:55am Observer wrote:
"I was surprised Maria Caulfield was elected in the first place, Lewes being full of Virtue Signalling Champagne Socialists."
The population of Lewes (town) is fairly insignificant compared to Lewes (constituency). Seaford is much more important in deciding our MP, and the population of Lewes is far outweighed by Newhaven, Polegate and all the rural bits.