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  1. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    The SNP lie using percentage figures. If I have 20 and give you 1 I've just given you 5% of my budget. If you have 100 and give me 3 you've just given me 3% of your budget. Despite the fact I...
  2. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Someone mentioned the Scots 'subsidise' the UK. Most recent GERS (Scottish Government publication)


    The aim of GERS is to enhance public understanding of fiscal issues in Scotland. It estimates...
  3. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    They'll be down what I give them, and I don't think I'm the only one planning to move out at the earliest opportunity if Yes wins. I'd prefer to be gone before Independence so I don't need to dignify...
  4. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    People consistently miss the point of the Oil debate. Proven reserves don't mean squat, Scotland having 10 or 100 years left of Oil doesn't mean squat. How long will a large market for Oil last? In...
  5. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Might buy us a one-sided Currency Union with London keeping most of the power (which isn't a real Independence anyway...) but there's so much else to negotiate for. The UK could even base their...
  6. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    If Scotland votes to leave I give us until the 5th of May 2016 before we start looking to ditch the idea. Once negotiations start and people realise everything the SNP claimed would just fall into...
  7. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    BBC news tonight has said Standard Life is officially moving parts of their business south, Lloyds is preparing to move in the event of a Yes, and so too is RBS. So much for competing with London for...
  8. Thread: The Medal Podium

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    Sticky: Re: The Medal Podium

    Chess has been added.
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    Re: Chess Signup

    Congraultations to Youngfool, he shall receive an upgrade to his existing medal!
  10. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Scottish companies are the hardest hit: a 1% drop in the pound with Scottish share drops as high as 2.43%. It would seem the money markets are losing faith in Scotland more than the United Kingdom by...
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    If AoW isn't out by then we will postpone, but prepare for a 21 Sept start provisionally.
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    I don't have a friends request from anyone.

    Shall we start this game in 2 weeks? 21 September?
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    Re: End of the bedroom tax?

    This is how the Bedroom Tax should've been implemented in the first place: put penalties on people with legitimately no reason to have larger houses than they need. Penalising people with medical...
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    Post 38 you listed those three.
  15. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Do you think the SNP really care about presenting realistic figures on what a 'UK Oil Fund' would've amounted to? Do you think the Yes camp will even care? 'Squandered Scotland's Oil' is an effective...
  16. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    On top of promising an Oil Fund and promising to use Oil to fuel higher public spending in Scotland, Salmond is now promising tax cuts for the Oil firms.

    Apparently this oil money can do...
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    Ottomans>Byzantium is just an ez-mode way to play Byzantium and results in the exact same problem we're trying to avoid in the first place. At the very least Byzantium should have to fight their way...
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    The following clashes exist:

    Castille: Nelon and Campy
    Burgundy: Petrucci, Cpdwane
    Poland: Ciciro, Ciabhan

    The player named first posted first. The six players named are encouraged to contact...
  19. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Scotland cannot join the EU without the Sterling Union, according to the former Commissioner for the Monetary Union, because it will not have a currency backed by a central bank.

    That's a pretty...
  20. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    See, that's an interesting point. My girlfriend (also a No voter) occasionally gets upset at me for referring to the Yes case as anything from wishful thinking to downright retarded because...
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    Re: Chess Signup

    The final shall be Legourou vs Youngfool! Well played to f0ma, and congrats for reaching the semi-final!
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    To send a trade fleet at an enemy node to collect income from it I need to assign a merchant, which aren't unlimited in number. In addition, collecting from a non-home node inflicts huge penalties...
  23. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Well as I said a few posts up I'm already looking at the job market for my field in England & Wales, and in Australia, just in case. :P
  24. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    I wouldn't bet on it considering support for Yes is always high 30s/low 40s. That's an awful lot of people who should know better.
  25. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Interesting revelation there, seems that there's been little shift at all. It's also been said that 15 people shifted No > Yes and 4 Yes > No. 11 people of 505 is 2.1%, and that it went from 42/47 to...
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    My positions on each point:

    1. West/East only: What would you regard as sufficient players, Must? Europe normally has 5-10 players in it. At the moment we have 6 who have picked European powers of...
  27. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Yes 45%, No 47%, a +3% gain for Yes on the last Snap Poll done by the Guardian/ICM after the first televised debate, where it was 42/47 Yes/No.


    Polls after the first debate showed 20%, 13%, 9%...
  28. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    On principle I think I'd refuse or renounce any Scottish Citizenship I was offered. I've made my choice: I'll stay a Scot only if Scotland stays British. If that doesn't happen, I intend to make a...
  29. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Luckily the job I'm in is a job that allows me to move about without much difficulty. England here I come if the worst should happen. :P Or Australia, lot of blokes from work have taken up offers to...
  30. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Turns out Salmond may have done more than edged it. Snap Guardian/ICM poll returned 65% Salmond won, 26% Darling won, 9% Undecided. I hope that won't be reflected in a swing in the polls: Salmond may...
  31. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    The SNP have historically opposed further Devolution, arguing 'Independence is the only way'.
  32. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    I noticed that admission too, which was indeed quite mature of him to do. I think it'll get overlooked in the short time we have left, though.

    The BBC coverage called it a slight Salmond win,...
  33. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    I think Darling is doing ok though. Certainly he's being more assertive and has scored points, but I feel he brings up currency too much. Everyone knows it's a battle he's already won, he should be...
  34. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    This is a very chaotic debate, the moderator isn't controlling them at all. Most of the time they're just shouting over each other.
  35. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    I would agree but I think he's holding his ground, and that's all he needs to do. Salmond needs a win, Darling needs a draw: a win for Darling would be a fantastic boon for him, putting the final...
  36. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    Darling has certainly come out swinging so far, I'd argue he's more aggressive and assertive than last time. Salmond grabbed the 'Westminster can't stop us using the Pound' statement with both hands...
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    Re: EUIV Multiplayer V

    Rule thoughts:

    1. As discussed in the Skype chats and other game thread. Do we want to try this out to ensure everyone has to compete with someone?
    2. They're way OP, especially because you can't...
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    EUIV Multiplayer V

    Proposed Rules

    1. Only Western or Eastern Tech Group nations may be selected?
    2. Ban Privateers?
    3. Anything else?

    Country Selection

    Post your top three preferred choices. Efforts will be...
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    Re: A-level results and the end of grade inflation

    If you can get a Graduate-level job then yes, but every time the subject comes up in the UK you always get the media interviewing some poor Graduate that has had to take up work in a bar because...
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    Re: A-level results and the end of grade inflation

    I'm of a mixed mind about this.

    First I would agree that the trend has been for exams to get easier instead of harder over my own lifetime, something I benefited from I suppose, finishing school...
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