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whats the general feeling about english people in aberdeen?
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I ****ing hate them. :mad2:
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tappable.
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Generally okay as long as they don't mention the conservative party at any point. In England they're all that, up here you'll probably be lynched.
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Generally okay as long as they don't mention the conservative party at any point. In England they're all that, up here you'll probably be lynched.
Very true. I keep my political affiliations under my hat whilst in Scotland :yep:.
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ha! well ive found its been fine, apart form some friendly bickering with my mates when 6nations was on. Aberdeen uni is so diverse it dont really matter
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Very true. I keep my political affiliations under my hat whilst in Scotland :yep:.
I wore a light blue tie for clinical teaching the day after the election- not even for political reasons, just because I like the tie- and was scorned like you wouldn't imagine. Bit touchy
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as long as they don't mention the conservative party at any point. In England they're all that, up here you'll probably be lynched.
If that's true then I am totally and utterly screwed. Not only am I a member, but i also want to do some more canvassing like I do here. haha :eek: :eek:
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whats the general feeling about english people in aberdeen?
I haven't had a problem in the uni at all. But I get some stick from some of the customers at work sometimes, especially when I have to ask them to repeat things because of their very thick accents!
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The 'Scottish hate the English' thing is a joke, its not actually true (although its sometimes humourous how many English people actually believe it!). Honestly pretty much all of us have at least one English friend or relative (usually more) anyone who actually dislikes English people is an idiot who probably won't have many friends anyway.

All you should be aware of is anti-toryism and a completely overwhelming apathy as to whether or not England is in/wins the world cup. Other than that it's pretty much the same.
I wouldn't call it apathy I'd call it supporting anybody who plays the guffs.
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If that's true then I am totally and utterly screwed. Not only am I a member, but i also want to do some more canvassing like I do here. haha :eek: :eek:
There is a society, but most people, especially at hillhead I've found, just think tories are a bunch of upper class toffs with no mandate to rule in scotland. They still haven't forgiven the tories for what happened with thatcher, it's the same over most of scotland lol...
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(Original post by Chiko 1001)
Generally okay as long as they don't mention the conservative party at any point. In England they're all that, up here you'll probably be lynched.
Aberdeenshire is fairly decent territory for the Conservatives.

(Original post by Chiko 1001)
There is a society, but most people, especially at hillhead I've found, just think tories are a bunch of upper class toffs with no mandate to rule in scotland.
I suppose it depends who you hang around with.

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If that's true then I am totally and utterly screwed. Not only am I a member, but i also want to do some more canvassing like I do here. haha :eek: :eek:
Tory canvassing in Scotland is perfectly fine. I've done council estates, blocks of flats, everywhere and anywhere. The only time I've ever had a rude response was one old fellow who told me to 'fook off'.
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I ****ing hate them. :mad2:
LOL you've firmed LEEDS LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL You constantly take the piss out of aberdeen and youre going to THE biggest ******** in the UK hahahahah
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Aberdeenshire is fairly decent territory for the Conservatives.

I suppose it depends who you hang around with.

Tory canvassing in Scotland is perfectly fine. I've done council estates, blocks of flats, everywhere and anywhere. The only time I've ever had a rude response was one old fellow who told me to 'fook off'.
Well I don't know a single tory supporter here in hillhead or from med school, and Scotland is well known for hating the tories. You're lucky if you didn't get any abuse canvassing, round here people were swearing about them constantly for days before and after the election.
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Well I don't know a single tory supporter here in hillhead or from med school, and Scotland is well known for hating the tories. You're lucky if you didn't get any abuse canvassing, round here people were swearing about them constantly for days before and after the election.
Very true. I'm in Edinburgh, which is practically England in Scottish terms (:p: ) and the Tories' aren't popular at all. The day I put up a Tory poster in my window was the same day I walked round the corner and saw huge graffiti reading "Tory scum". Safe to say I took that poster down pretty smartish.

Are you part of the Conservative Party society at the uni, then?
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The 'Scottish hate the English' thing is a joke, its not actually true (although its sometimes humourous how many English people actually believe it!). Honestly pretty much all of us have at least one English friend or relative (usually more) anyone who actually dislikes English people is an idiot who probably won't have many friends anyway.

All you should be aware of is anti-toryism and a completely overwhelming apathy as to whether or not England is in/wins the world cup. Other than that it's pretty much the same.
Omg I should have applied to a university in Scotland... it seems perfect for me! lol
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Very true. I'm in Edinburgh, which is practically England in Scottish terms (:p: ) and the Tories' aren't popular at all. The day I put up a Tory poster in my window was the same day I walked round the corner and saw huge graffiti reading "Tory scum". Safe to say I took that poster down pretty smartish.
If you take graffiti as representative of public opinion then the Anarchists should be forming the next government. :p:

There is a socialist anti-Tory undercurrent in Scotland. There's one in England too, more intensively in the north, but also in London. When David Cameron was heading into Downing Street, he was being applauded by some, but there were also the usual unwashed types at the gates chanting 'Tory scum' or similar. I wonder how these cynical buggers manage to get out of bed in the morning!

The vast, vast majority of people, however, do not think that way. The Conservatives recent poor performance in Scotland has not been a matter of overt hostility (I'd actually wager there's more hostility towards the SNP in most of Scotland than there is towards the Tories, despite them polling better) but rather one of failing to connect with voters.

As far as political progress goes, that's actually a more difficult problem to fix.
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If you take graffiti as representative of public opinion then the Anarchists should be forming the next government. :p:

There is a socialist anti-Tory undercurrent in Scotland. There's one in England too, more intensively in the north, but also in London. When David Cameron was heading into Downing Street, he was being applauded by some, but there were also the usual unwashed types at the gates chanting 'Tory scum' or similar. I wonder how these cynical buggers manage to get out of bed in the morning!

The vast, vast majority of people, however, do not think that way. The Conservatives recent poor performance in Scotland has not been a matter of overt hostility (I'd actually wager there's more hostility towards the SNP in most of Scotland than there is towards the Tories, despite them polling better) but rather one of failing to connect with voters.

As far as political progress goes, that's actually a more difficult problem to fix.
As you said before there's a Conservative society, are you a member? It would be one of the first I join if I go to Aberdeen. What sorta things do they do/how popular is it?
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Very true. I'm in Edinburgh, which is practically England in Scottish terms (:p: ) and the Tories' aren't popular at all. The day I put up a Tory poster in my window was the same day I walked round the corner and saw huge graffiti reading "Tory scum". Safe to say I took that poster down pretty smartish.

Are you part of the Conservative Party society at the uni, then?
Nah I'm not. I'm not politically active as I'm a) 18 and b) a medic, meaning I can't claim to be well enough educated to start campaigning and stuff. Youth politics are often superficial and most people don't have a bloody clue what they're on about half the time, which just gets irritating.

L i b, most people just still haven't forgiven them for the thatcher years that bent scotland over a barrel and gave it one. It's ridiculous, I think, since half the people who hate tories for this reason weren't even alive when it was happening, but there you go. The daily record had a massive 3 page spiel about "We will never forget Thatcher, we will never forgive the tories" the day before the election- one of my mates reads it (for some strange reason..!) and brought it round for me to see. Please don't start producing typical politician catchphrases for poor results like "failure to connect with voters"- it's blatantly obvious to everybody on the streets and everyone knows exactly went wrong, even if it happened 20 years ago. When Cameron comes out and says "I'm certainly a big Thatcher fan", like he did some time ago, he can't then expect cheers from Scotland.

The other thing is that historically Scotland has always thought itself bigger and more important than it actually is, and loves to consider itself a separate country even though it isn't. For this reason people are pretty pissed off that a party with only one seat is now ruling, which explains the rising popularity of the SNP in Scotland.

Also, calling voters "unwashed types" isn't going to help the fact that people see the tories as upper class snobs with no regard for those who struggle to get by. Okay, so the means of the vehemently anti tories are often primitive and aggressive. What has happened to make ordinary people so violent? Fear of what will happen now that the party who crippled the working class are back in power? You can't just dismiss people on the grounds of their means and say that it's because of who they are, think about what has happened to make people act the way they have. I'm not one of these strongly anti tory activists, in fact were I to become political it would probably be the conservative party who better matched my opinions a few years from now given their stance on the NHS and my opposition to taxing the public out of house and home, and yet it's blatantly clear what's going on here. Could you possibly explain why the tory party have failed to make the connection, or are they just trying to ignore the obvious?

Politics really isn't rocket science. I just wish it wasn't such a class war all the time.
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Generally okay as long as they don't mention the conservative party at any point. In England they're all that, up here you'll probably be lynched.
What about if the mention is to express a deep and utter loathing of them?
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