If Scotland does become independent then i think the UK should ban the sale of IrnBru completely! To show the Scots we are really mad and don't want their drinks around here anymore :P
I've got a lot of respect for Gordon Brown after hearing his recent impassioned speech. For all his flaws he is undoubtedly a true statesmen and an intellectual of the highest calibre.
Ipsos Mori penultimate poll went 47-49N.
Survation and Youguv I'm still waiting on before the final Ipsos poll.
While I never liked Brown I think he's evidence of perception (and a bad sign for Miliband). When Brown was PM he was perceived as being a stressed bully who was out of his depth with a problem he created. Now that he's gone and we've kind of forgotten that perception I think his good points have been able to come through in terms of being able to give an intelligent answer and having presence even if not traditional charisma.
In terms of the recession he was absolutely right to bail the banks although they should have been asset stripped and wound down other than one which would take all the savings guaranteed from the other banks. To suggest that RBS should have been allowed to fail overnight given its size is idiotic given the damage to the real economy such a collapse in the money supply would cause.
Far too much Blair hate from the young. He genuinely believed Britain had a humanitarian role in the world and that tyranny should not prevail. People berate him for Iraq but forget Kosovo and Sierra Lionne. Domestically he was one of the most adaptable politicians we ever had, he gave the country the soft Tory in policy government that it wanted.
I for one think that the caliber of leaders we had between 79-07 was the best since Disraeli-Gladstone.
Imagine Russia it should read.. Dam autocorrect.
Can't edit on mobile either.