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Scotland Bill


morddwyd

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A bit overshadowed by the budget is the Scotland Bill.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-17458231

Among many other things, Holyrood is to get power over drink driving and speed limits.

SNP have long wished to reduce the drink drive limit more in line with the rest of the EU.

Best get our extradition treaties drafted!

However, since the UK Supreme Court has the power to overturn Scottish convictions, some interesting times ahead.

(And please don't come over all serious and tell me the tax raising powers are far more important; I'm just having a bit of fun)

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badgery

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fourm member "Referring to him as Gideon is rude and infantile. There's no other way of describing it"

At the risk of inflaming our esteemed morddwyd, I really must point out that over the last day or so I have noticed people like Andrew Neil, former Times editor and (I think ) a respected political broadcaster, and many Press headlines all using 'Gideon' when referring to our Chancellor.('This Week', last night, had numerous examples by Neil and guests).

Does this mean that, because, - as you opine, "There's no other way of describing it" - all these people/organisations are also infantile?* - and rude?

Or , can we assume, you simply have some personal 'hang-up' over the name Gideon?

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Aitchbee

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Did you know...there was a British film made in 1958, called..." Gideon's Day "...where the 'hero' had an eventful but frustrating day!

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Aitchbee

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...and if anyone dares to call me infantile...let them!

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Aitchbee

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fourm member - my clear inference was ...that Gideon Osborne had a 'bad hair' day, yesterday, in the aftermath of his " 'Robin' the Poor, to help the Rich " Budget. He will be known to me as Gideon The Robber!

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Aitchbee

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morrdwyd - I was getting a bit fed up, the way you were ...sorry for going off course.

fourm member - I am only trying to encapsulate the mood of the country (Scotland)...with a bit of humour...nobody would like to be called Gideon!

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buteman

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AitchBEE

Was it not Gideon's Way but maybe I am wrong.

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buteman

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AitchBEE

Ignore that.there was a Gideaons Way and a Gideons day so looks like we were both right.

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Aitchbee

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buteman - US title was 'Gideon of Scotland Yard' ... for good measure!

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morddwyd

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The late great Jack Hawkins, also a TV series.

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Aitchbee

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Actor Jack Hawkins had a presence about him, on screen, a bit like Lee Marvin, just my opinion.

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