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#1    wunarmdscissor

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 11:29 AM

The ceremony has been great.

Very true to our traditions.

There isnt a country in the world that can put on a traditional ceremony on the scale that the british do it wether its a scottish or english one.

My highlight was the Gaelic Singing in the Parliament debating chamber  very atmospheric, absolutley amazing.
Scotland's Parliament

1000 years of history.



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Posted 09 October 2004 - 11:49 AM

Unfortunately it has to one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen sad.gif

Take Paisley Town Hall, stick the front of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on it, thatís a parliament building. Particularly in a country and city known for historic architecture.  Not the Council Estate with attitude they gave up as some form of modern Art.... bloody capitalism and political correctness... how did THAT thing cost £400 million blink.gif

And why was a foreign dignitary opening it? huh.gif

Oh well its what they do with it which counts.


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Posted 09 October 2004 - 11:54 AM

That hypocrytical sean connery done ma nut in with his negative comments. gavin hasting showed him how its done.

I cant stand that old hypocrite.

He says he wants an independant scotland yet he accepts a knighthood from the very paragon of the UK's unification lol.

He says he wont return to live here till its independernt.

Oh yeah sean an its nothing to do with the tax breaks eh?

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 11:56 AM

BTW i like the new building i think its great

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 11:56 AM

I wish Connery had been the one to open it and not a foreign head-of-state sad.gif

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:00 PM

NO way hes a cynical , hypocrytcal, greedy old idiot.

There are a million more people who have done more for scotland than that chancer who doesnt even live in this country.

Talon i can gurantee you the queen has spent more time in our fair land than connery has in the last 30 years.

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:02 PM

The Queen.... the one who gets £32 million tax payers money a year for doing... em... what was it.... huh.gif oh yeah... nothing

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:05 PM

She still spends more time in scotland than connery,

I hate the monarchy too , you know that. but i can never defend connery

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:06 PM

Conney spends millions on the SNP and promotes Scotland abroad, he does his share. Anyway tons of millionaires move to tropical climates, why not attack them too?

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:11 PM

Yeah but they dont all come back and tell the rest of us what a mess we;re all making of things , then tell us everyone would be better of in independance , then accept a knighthood. lol.

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:12 PM

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The architect said he wanted to design "a fantastic building, which will be beautiful, in a beautiful location".

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The building looks hideous...sorry. It looks totally out of place in a country surrounded by beauty and with some amazing historical architecture. I suppose the old saying goes in the this case, 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.'


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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:13 PM

Tons of them do accept knighthoods though tongue.gif and he has a right to express an opinion tongue.gif

At we agree on the monarchy sucking though, grin2.gif I assume we both hate the unelected, undemocratic  House of Lords too? laugh.gif

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:14 PM

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The building looks hideous...sorry.



You donít have the apologise, laugh.gif  its true tongue.gif

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:17 PM

The house of lords are WORSE than the monarch , becasue they actually affect daily life.

Another reason why we cannot allow labour to lose the next election, if they get another term theyll get rid of that bunch of old chancers.

I really HATE the house of lords.

At least people can point to tourism as a defence for the monarchy (which i dont agree with but neway). the house of lords have no defence.

They are a bunch of pompous , overpaid, outdated inbred old fools , ho care not a jot for us at all ,. its proposterous that they can block legislation 3 times before its gets pushed though.

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 12:21 PM

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Another reason why we cannot allow labour to lose the next election, if they get another term theyll get rid of that bunch of old chancers.


Maybe... with any luck wacko.gif


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At least people can point to tourism as a defence for the monarchy (which i dont agree with but neway). the house of lords have no defence.


I think people would visit the castles even if the monarchy were moved to a council estate and stripped of their wealth and titles huh.gif Both institutions suck


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They are a bunch of pompous , overpaid, outdated inbred old fools , ho care not a jot for us at all ,. its proposterous that they can block legislation 3 times before its gets pushed though.


yup, and hence veto the decisions of the ELECTED parilement... some democracy rolleyes.gif

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