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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:17 pm    Post subject: Yes or No? Reply with quote

That is the question.

Too close to call, still

We will know the answer by this time tomorrow night.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am delighted and relieved at the result. I have no connection with Scotland except for one ancestor a few generations back but I really didn't want them to leave the UK.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness they are staying part of the union!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like you,Eileen, I have no connections with Scotland (apart from the odd boyfriend a long time ago.Wink) so was surprised to find how uncommonly relieved and happy I was when I heard the No result on the radio.

Listening to some of the reaction today I admit to feeling sorry for the Scots who voted Yes but the overall majority have voted No so that's that

I think we're 'better together'

Am just hearing on the news that Alex Salmond has resigned.Not surprising I don't suppose.He says he will stand down as first minister in November when a new SNP leader will be chosen
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very happy that connon sense has prevailed and the Scots have made the right choice

Mind you I reckon that chap who bet 800000 on a 'No' result will be even more happy - I'm sure he'll be downing a few glasses of decent malt whisky tonight Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what little I know about betting,ruddles, I would have thought that that chap would have had to have put a goodly sum of money on to win that amount!

From Matt in The Telegraph


When did he gain all these new powers?

Laughing

Meanwhile...

Russia cries foul over Scottish independence vote..

Russian observers say referendum count took place in rooms that were too big and did not meet international standards

In an apparent attempt to mirror persistent western criticism of Russia's own elections, Igor Borisov an accredited observer said the poll failed to meet basic international norms.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/19/russia-calls-foul-scottish-referendum

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Born in Scotland but denied the vote, glad it's all over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHMS4_enfqM
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky, Matt never fails Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
From what little I know about betting,ruddles, I would have thought that that chap would have had to have put a goodly sum of money on to win that amount!

From Matt in The Telegraph


When did he gain all these new powers?

Laughing

Meanwhile...

Russia cries foul over Scottish independence vote..

Russian observers say referendum count took place in rooms that were too big and did not meet international standards

In an apparent attempt to mirror persistent western criticism of Russia's own elections, Igor Borisov an accredited observer said the poll failed to meet basic international norms.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/19/russia-calls-foul-scottish-referendum

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No Becky you misunderstand what I was saying - the man actually bet the sum of 800000 on a 'No' result - can't remember exactly what the odds were but they were quite a lot better than evens so he must have made at least one million pounds plus his stake back Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Becky, Matt never fails Very Happy.



Very Happy

ruddlescat wrote:


No Becky you misunderstand what I was saying - the man actually bet the sum of 800000 on a 'No' result - can't remember exactly what the odds were but they were quite a lot better than evens so he must have made at least one million pounds plus his stake back Smile


Oh right,ruddles..I did misunderstand ..I think the amount threw me...so much money on one bet.... that's why,I think, my brain saw it as the amount won rather than the other way round! Smile

I did say I knew very little about betting... Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Very happy that connon sense has prevailed and the Scots have made the right choice

Mind you I reckon that chap who bet 800000 on a 'No' result will be even more happy - I'm sure he'll be downing a few glasses of decent malt whisky tonight Very Happy


Connon sense ? At first I thought that must be the place in Scotland but that's Conon Bridge. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually at no stage did any bookmaker offer odds of better than 4/6 on a "No" vote. They had "No" as the hot favourite all through - their info was better than the opinion polls it seems. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
the man actually bet the sum of 800000 on a 'No' result - can't remember exactly what the odds were but they were quite a lot better than evens so he must have made at least one million pounds plus his stake back Smile


I think his bet was 800k, the low odds won him 200k so he got 1 million back?

So he 'won' 200k.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The man was actually on the JV Show today - don't know if anyone heard it

He came across as a really intelligent guy but of course most of the audience reaction seemed to be based on jealousy rather than any kind or rational response

Interestingly he mentioned the referendum in Canada a few years ago over the matter or Quebec and the Scottish situation was just like a carbon copy version of the Canadian result a few years earlier so well done to the man for spotting the precedent

OK he was a former banker but at least he had the good sense to get out and clearly was very sympathetic with much greater bank regulation Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard him Ruddles and he really had done his homework! I'd forgotten about the Quebec referendum. I say well done that it paid off for him.

As you said the comments weren't in his favour and were mostly from jealous individuals.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, we all know now that almost half the people in Scotland, and the majority of those in Glasgow and Dundee, do not want to be part of our country..... would prefer not to be British.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I heard him Ruddles and he really had done his homework! I'd forgotten about the Quebec referendum. I say well done that it paid off for him.

As you said the comments weren't in his favour and were mostly from jealous individuals.

H


I'm surprised that he hasn't been head hunted by Tesco given all their present problems - I'm sure he's more than capable of sorting the problems out Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They could do a lot worse!

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