EU Referendum – are you in or out?
I’m really disappointed about mini-THM being ‘racially abused’ in Edinburgh.Posted 2 months ago
I lived in Edinburgh as a student for four years and still visit 5 – 6 times a year. In all the time I have spent in the city I have never had any hassle because of my (admittedly Northern) English accent. I must just be lucky…
Oh yes – yours and mine experiences are by far and away the majority view. anti english racism exists but overt anti english statements? Very rare which is why its not a huge leap to think that THM junior might have been behaving like his father thus triggering the event.
Most of us take a lot of our attitudes from our parents.Posted 2 months agoanagallis_arvensisMember
THM – you DID get warned / banned for racist anti scots slurs. One you repeated many times.
You could be a man and admit your actions and apologise. Or you could keep on making false statements about this. I can’t quote the posts because they were removed but it is true this happened and many of us remember.
True datPosted 2 months ago
fact fiction or probably true 😉Posted 2 months ago
On human rights I have seen no mainstream commentators looking at the issue that the european convention on human rights is incorporated into Scots law and cannot be changed without the consent of holyrood which will not be given. So Scotland will still have the ECHR as an overiding legal recourse. Anyone / thing operating UK wide will still be subject to the ECHR and any law passed by Westminster that breaches it but is supposed to act UK wide will be in breach of scots lawPosted 2 months ago
The UK’s Brexit negotiator David Davis has described the deal struck by Theresa May to move to the next phase of talks as a “statement of intent”.
He said it was not “legally enforceable” and if the UK failed to get a trade deal with the EU then it would not pay its divorce bill.
Now thats really going to play well in Brussels. Could anything be more effective in making the EU negotiators harden their stance and to ensure there is a legal committment before trade talks start?
And he spelled out the kind of trade deal he wanted with the EU, describing it as “Canada plus plus plus”.
Fantasy land. this is already ruled out.Posted 2 months agoEdukatorMember
Mini-whoevers pick up behaviour from their parents, peers, schooling and society in general.
Someone I know was punched in the face for acidentally spilling a tiny volume of beer on someone in a pub when jostled. I’m sure that had he never apologised he wouldn’t have been punched. The problem was that the apology was dleivered with an accent that goes down very well with affluent Solent racing types and not so well elsewhere. It had nothing to do with racism and a lot do do with Britain’s class problem.Posted 2 months ago
Mike I made specific reference to a racist cartoon – my parents cames to the UK just before I was born but my brother was born in Zambia. He was a banker for part of his life but did not wear stereotypical clothing nor does he have large lips as portrayed – and to racist apologists on previous pages. They are easy to read unless you are an apologist too. Your choice.Posted 2 months agokelvinSubscriber
What has brexit got to do with ECHR?
Our current Conservative Prime Minister has said that she wants us to pull out of the ECHR.
We can’t pull out of the ECHR while being members of the EU.
The EU will want to make any deal that gives us a “close relationship” dependent on ECHR.Posted 2 months ago
sorry TJ just still trying to get to the bottom of the accusations levelled at somebody. Seems THM doesn’t want to tell us, we should all appreciate how thick we are not to have worked it out by now.
Brexit is about removing all the things that have stopped the UK being great like beating prisoners, stopping democracy, poisoning beaches and rivers. You know all the things Germany struggled through to be a nation returning a surplus despite all of that and being part of the Euro.Posted 2 months ago
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