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Forum: In the News 14th March 2008, 01:18
Replies: 4
Views: 8,539
Posted By Peter_Martin
I know there are differences between the legal...

I know there are differences between the legal systems. The following social changes were effected across all of Great Britain at the same time. Procedural allowance being made for the two different...
Forum: Scottish Politics 8th August 2007, 23:40
Replies: 25
Views: 3,132
Posted By Peter_Martin
I think part of the problem with the national...

I think part of the problem with the national news from London is that certain headline stories are really just London local news stories. I must question whether strikes on London Regional Transport...
Forum: In the News 26th July 2007, 19:20
Replies: 4
Views: 8,539
Posted By Peter_Martin
Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in Scotland

Channel 4 television has been broadcasting a series of programmes about the decriminalisation of homosexuality called '40 Years Out'. It commemorates the 40th anniversary of the enactment of section...
Forum: History 26th July 2007, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 4,297
Posted By Peter_Martin
Slave No??? has highlighted that the origins and...

Slave No??? has highlighted that the origins and date of Mother's Day in the USA are totally distinct from the origins of the day in Scotland and for that matter the rest of the UK.

Our Mother's...
Forum: Scottish Politics 23rd July 2007, 20:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Peter_Martin
I have to agree with you. It is not acceptable...

I have to agree with you. It is not acceptable for people to be victimised for their racial or perceived racial background. I would not expect to read coverage of the initial story that you started...
Forum: Scottish Politics 9th May 2007, 23:46
Replies: 24
Views: 2,177
Posted By Peter_Martin
There is a very interesting article in the Irvine...

There is a very interesting article in the Irvine Herald reference the contested votes from the Isle of Arran. The Cunninghame North constituency is one of the areas where the defeated Labour...
Forum: In the News 8th May 2007, 01:06
Replies: 0
Views: 3,898
Posted By Peter_Martin
Gay scene in Scotland

The following link will be of use to anyone wanting information about the extent of the gay scene in Scotland.

http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/gt/

This magazine (published in London) has an...
Forum: Scottish Politics 8th May 2007, 00:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Peter_Martin
I agree that Labour are strong. However, to use...

I agree that Labour are strong. However, to use the phrase "Wedgie Welfare State" is unfair. Areas of Glasgow that are decidedly middle class and higher have returned Labour Councillors as their...
Forum: History 8th May 2007, 00:03
Replies: 8
Views: 4,297
Posted By Peter_Martin
In the UK Mothering Sunday (or Mother's Day as it...

In the UK Mothering Sunday (or Mother's Day as it is increasingly known) is held on the third Sunday of Lent. Over here it is a hangover from the pre-reformation days (prior to the mid-16th century)....
Forum: Family and Parenting 7th May 2007, 23:54
Replies: 31
Views: 33,960
Posted By Peter_Martin
I think that for children of under 11 years it is...

I think that for children of under 11 years it is best that the parents or a trusted aunt/uncle discuss these things. I know from my own childhood that being taught very basic things by my parents...
Forum: Scottish Politics 7th May 2007, 23:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By Peter_Martin
I think the Liberal Democrats have backed...

I think the Liberal Democrats have backed themselves into a corner. They went into the election stating that they would not support a referendum on indepenence BUT supported the idea of extra powers...
Forum: In the News 7th May 2007, 23:04
Replies: 13
Views: 7,133
Posted By Peter_Martin
Kathyv this was the point I was referring to: ...

Kathyv this was the point I was referring to:



I do rather feel that this particular part of the forum has ground to a halt. The quote above is a general comment and not addressed to any one...
Forum: Scottish Politics 6th May 2007, 19:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Peter_Martin
I've looked at the results for City of Glasgow...

I've looked at the results for City of Glasgow council and notice that things look a little more healthy there. Labour had 65 + before the election. I counted up late last night so my figures might...
Forum: Scottish Politics 6th May 2007, 19:09
Replies: 24
Views: 2,177
Posted By Peter_Martin
The Liberal Democrats also have some blame for...

The Liberal Democrats also have some blame for this as they were part of the executive that authorised the whole counting system.
Forum: In the News 3rd May 2007, 23:29
Replies: 13
Views: 7,133
Posted By Peter_Martin
I know you are trying to be helpful. However, I'm...

I know you are trying to be helpful. However, I'm afraid you've proven my point. Ben Nevis was posting a comment very relevant to the subject matter of this board. He was asking where one musical...
Forum: In the News 3rd May 2007, 23:19
Replies: 13
Views: 7,133
Posted By Peter_Martin
I would suggest tha you consider the information...

I would suggest tha you consider the information on the following link.

http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/gt/

This magazine (published in London) has an extensive scene guide which will detail bars,...
Forum: International Politics 23rd April 2007, 23:50
Replies: 27
Views: 4,661
Posted By Peter_Martin
The story over the weekend at BBC NEWS | England...

The story over the weekend at BBC NEWS | England | Devon | Navy rejects criticism of captive (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6580865.stm) says it all. Mr Batchelor is a disgrace. I would...
Forum: Family and Parenting 23rd April 2007, 23:33
Replies: 31
Views: 33,960
Posted By Peter_Martin
Playground knowledge is the wrong way to teach...

Playground knowledge is the wrong way to teach you about most things. The expression blind leading the blind comes to mind. If I had listened to the playground advice (dispensed during the late...
Forum: In the News 23rd April 2007, 23:18
Replies: 13
Views: 7,133
Posted By Peter_Martin
I am nudging this thread up to see if it is...

I am nudging this thread up to see if it is possible to inject some life into this particular part of the forum. Recent discussions here seem to either be started here in error or else they grind to...
Forum: Human Rights in Scotland 23rd April 2007, 23:06
Replies: 8
Views: 12,011
Posted By Peter_Martin
The BBC article states and I quote: "A bogus...

The BBC article states and I quote:

"A bogus forensic psychologist who supplied evidence in hundreds of court cases over almost 30 years has been convicted on 20 charges."

This man was a fake...
Forum: Human Rights in Scotland 23rd April 2007, 22:56
Replies: 10
Views: 14,834
Posted By Peter_Martin
NaRvIcK DeViL on the British Citizen point you...

NaRvIcK DeViL on the British Citizen point you are quite correct. Nationals of a Republic are citizens. Nationals of monarchies and autocracies are supposed to be subjects. I do not know why we go...
Forum: Human Rights in Scotland 23rd April 2007, 22:43
Replies: 10
Views: 14,834
Posted By Peter_Martin
ID cards are a sop to give the impression that...

ID cards are a sop to give the impression that the Government is doing something. It is easier to blame the lack of ID cards for a bomb than to consider the nasty truth that there was a failure to...
Forum: International Politics 10th April 2007, 20:00
Replies: 27
Views: 4,661
Posted By Peter_Martin
Interesting few facts about this case: 1. 15...

Interesting few facts about this case:

1. 15 personnel were captured. However, the Iranians only featured 5 of them at most. Was this because the featured five were in fact very quick to break...
Forum: Scottish Politics 3rd April 2007, 00:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Peter_Martin
London's position as the UK's capital is without...

London's position as the UK's capital is without doubt an unacknowledged subsidy. The concentration of Government departments is a huge boost to the economy of London.

In addition all public...
Forum: International Politics 17th October 2006, 00:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By Peter_Martin
I wouldn't donate a penny to OXFAM. They can...

I wouldn't donate a penny to OXFAM. They can afford to rent shops in prestigious locations in Oxford City Centre. Their new headoffices at the East Oxford Retail park would not look out of place for...
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