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March 9, 2016

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Sunday opening

March 9, 2016

so here we go again with the SNP ,it's ok for shops in Scotland to open for more than the prescribed 6 hours ,BUT Westminster wants to vote on the rest of the U.K. to have the same and guess who's against ,yep our SNP .The reason is about premier rates of pay for Sunday work,eeerrrrmmm have they not heard of zero hour contracts/ or contracts that start on a Sunday in industry /business,cos we have for the last 30 years or so a had 24/7 idea of business .Trust House Forte had it in the 80's and Argos had it in the 90's ,food to hotels/welcome break/little chef etc round the clock deliveries and Argos serviced ferries to Ireland and shops in Scotland,question did we stop work during WW11 on a Sunday cause not.But a lot of us now have empty shops in/on our main streets due to on-line shopping ,or heavy taxes/rates ,Amazon as an example ,and I doubt they only work Monday to Saturday, I think it's there way of getting back on the south for losing the referendum,but could ??????????

March 9, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Sunday opening

March 9, 2016

As an unconnected aside,many years ago, as a youngster just old enough to drink alcohol legally, pre Army, I hated Sundays, since pubs were not allowed to open up to the public that day, then not long after that time,the law changed and pub doors opened on Sundays!!  It must have put loads of moonshiners out of business, but Joe Public (us) were delighted to get the amber liquid on Sundays thereafter. That was what created the start of  the fall of the old face to face selling/buying activity, ( shops) and led to online purchases as we see too often nowadays. Faceless and funless. And fraught with the danger of receiving the wrong things from the wrong suppliers at the wrong time, with nobody to accept the responsibility... And the sad demise of "Open All Hours" etc. Moan over....

March 9, 2016

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Sunday opening

March 9, 2016

The SNP (the London lot) are a bunch of hypocritical back stabbers who contribute little or nothing to Westminster other than predominantly being challenged over their non payment of credit card bills, disrupting Govt business for entirely selfish reasons and generally being annoying pests. They HAVE Sunday trading and are worried if England gets it Scottish businesses might follow suit on how pay for Sunday working is calculated. Scotland, which gets £1700 pa pp (approx) more from the Treasury than England does, where they are insisting on having a lower retirement age than England because of worse health (caused by worse diet, less exercise, more alcohol and tobacco- their public health data not mine), a country that has free University degrees, free prescriptions, free home care and  plunging oil revenues. Why do they not see that their antics serve only to fan the flames of anti Scottish feelings, to widen the gap twixt our countries, to cause even more dissent.Stupid me! That's what they want, it brings independence closer they think. They think wrong!! Why Cameron hasn't yet passed the bill that stops the SNP getting involved in what is purely ENGLISH business beats me, he almost deserves the flak he gets for not taking decisive action to bring this farce to an end!!

March 9, 2016

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Sunday opening

March 9, 2016

Wee Frankie, living "up there", gave me the inside story by email today  -- the SNP are basically sticking their oar in, deliberately putting 2 fingers up to DC and twisting the facts to do so. The "special arrangements" originally made with the major retailers in Scotland to pay staff premium rates in exchange for allowing their unrestricted opening hours on Sundays, was for existing staff members only AT THAT TIME. This arrangement was made a long time ago, so long in fact that very few workers receive premium rates these days because the passage of time has meant plenty of staff turn over & the fact that new "recruits" were denied the premium privilege. Scotland has no restrictions on their opening hours, but in their quest to undermine England's governance, the SNP have used (abused ?) their position & in typical political fashion, only told half the truth. English Votes For English Law (EVEL) must come soon - David Cameron, get your finger out ! Thanks to Wee Frankie for his unbiased insight into the machinations of the SNP !! John (JKW)

March 10, 2016

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March 10, 2016

From the above explanation, there could be a warning therein, that nobody in the English part of UK should shake hands with her up over the border without making sure you are wearing armoured gloves, in case she nicks all the fingers from your hand....and even then check all your fingers are still in place when the handshake is over. What a farce.

March 10, 2016

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March 10, 2016

This is an EVEL issue, English Votes for English Laws, nothing to do with the SNP. Alex Salmond is on record as saying the Westminster SNP MPs would never vote on English issues so much for that pledge.  I watch PMQs every week can't recall the last time I say Mr. Salmond in attendance. David is right they are interfering just to fan the flames, typical nationalist ploy completely in contrast to their views on devolving powers from Westminster.  Thanks to JKW for expressing my views. Still delighted to be United.   Wee Frankie

March 11, 2016

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March 11, 2016

Just watched question time from Dundee, one English journalist, and the rest of the panel all scots MPs/MEPS. I could not believe the utter claptrap that they were spewing out, and to watch the expressions on the faces of the audience was to say the least an education, what ever happens on the EU referendum, ( and I sincerely hope it is "OUT" ),I think the level headed scots will stay within the Union, they are a canny nation , and although wee Nic holds sway at the moment it is the population of the open minded who will win the day. nuff said.

March 11, 2016

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March 11, 2016

I must thank Wee Frankie for his reports on things and politics  North of the border, it puts it all in perspective, so that I and others down here can grasp what is happening in Scotland's politics and direction. I do not get enough information on things up North without his input, which is imperative to understand things better. His last line is very informative. May it continue! Many thanks Frankie !!


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