Slap in the Face for Nicola

Started by Alex, October 24, 2022, 09:58:48 PM

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Quote from: Alex on October 24, 2022, 09:58:48 PMEU chiefs confirm SNP's Scexit plans would mean passports on the English border.

Which means in EU speak 'they don't want another mouth to feed' and this statement crocks Krankie's plans for a referendum victory.
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Michael Rolls

and in the caption to the photo it says Nicola is looking to oil and gas revenues to boost the economy of an independent Scotland. That's odd - with the Greens leading her around by the nose, those are the evil entities that are supposed to be anathema to her
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GrannyMac

TBH, I think a lot of SNP support has absolutely nothing to do with any policy.  'Scottish National' appears to mean 'anything not English' to some voters. 

I wonder which passport I could apply for?  UK? :gb: I'm a UK national. Scottish? :scot: I'm Scots  by birth, and my majority DNA. Irish? I'm entitled to apply, my paternal grandmother was born in Dublin.
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klondike

I see nothing surprising in that announcement. It was what I would have assumed anyway. The only reason Ireland is any different is that an open border was part of an agreement that stopped the silly sods bombing each other and us on a weekly basis. They fixed that when we left too by insisting on a border in the Irish sea.

Alex

A couple I know in their 60s have recently received Irish passports, some grandmothers or grandads were Irish.  Their house has just sold, they've ordered a ginormous motor home and are off to Europe,  no problem with length of stay now, good luck to them !  :smiley:

Raven

Sounds like a good idea. :upvote:
My dad used to have an old VW Campervan, mum and dad were often off for the W/E in it. When they retired they decided to do a coast run of the UK. They packed up complete with Old English Sheepie, drove over to Broughty Ferry, hit the Coast road and drove the whole way round. Stopping for a day or two sometimes. Took them several weeks and they had a ball.

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Michael Rolls

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Diasi

Quote from: Raven on October 25, 2022, 12:37:34 PMSounds like a good idea. :upvote:
My dad used to have an old VW Campervan, mum and dad were often off for the W/E in it. When they retired they decided to do a coast run of the UK. They packed up complete with Old English Sheepie, drove over to Broughty Ferry, hit the Coast road and drove the whole way round. Stopping for a day or two sometimes. Took them several weeks and they had a ball.


There's a reconditioned one that looks like the same model, in a local garage that sells a few motors, & it's price is £17,950
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Quote from: Raven on October 25, 2022, 12:37:34 PMSounds like a good idea. :upvote:
My dad used to have an old VW Campervan, mum and dad were often off for the W/E in it. When they retired they decided to do a coast run of the UK. They packed up complete with Old English Sheepie, drove over to Broughty Ferry, hit the Coast road and drove the whole way round. Stopping for a day or two sometimes. Took them several weeks and they had a ball.


What a great idea and something I'd often considered myself. One of my father's books from the 1930's was about a chap who did the same thing in a 1930's MG Sportscar. This little book fired my imagination. I read and re-read it many times, but thats as close as I ever came to it :sad:

Update: The book, which I've just found was 'In search of England' by H.V Morton in 1927 and still in print!
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GrannyMac

My daughter and son in law went to the NEC on Sunday to look at motor homes. I didn't ask the prices.  :shocked:
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Jacqueline

You could buy a terraced house for the price of some of those camper vans, I have seen them at £100,000+.  

Our old Romahome cost us £6,000 back in 2008, a lot of money for us, got it out of my pension lump sum.  We did get around in it and had some good times. Unfortunatley it had to go due to our health and mobility problems, I miss the freedom it gave us and the cheap holidays.  Now if we go away we have to pay a small fortune for a holiday home or a hotel.  Holiday home prices are extortionate, seems everyone is trying to rip you off. 

klondike

The problem is you start with a van and everything has to be custom built in. The equipment is not standard house stuff so is lower volume so more expensive.

I had a small camper in the early 90s and it cost £28k back then. I don't think I'd fancy having to spend a lot of time in it these days.

A night on a campsite then was maybe £5 and a cheap B&B £20. The thing is how  many nights do  you need to spend in B&Bs before the campervan becomes cheaper? Given the van costs the answer is quite a few.

Michael Rolls

one thing about campervans/motorhomes. They hold their second hand value far, far better than cars.
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klondike

That's true. The high price of second hand ones was what made me go for a new one. Something I have always avoided in cars due to the immediate big devaluation once they are driven off the forecourt.