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rwn

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Sep 2014

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    How much rye is in it? Rye has much less gluten which helps the bread hold its shape.

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    We called the other half's Mum last night, a fervent Yes voter who was 'heartbroken' (her own word) by the No result. But she has thought about it a lot and conceded that the referendum was the No side's to lose and the Yes side's to win, and although it was a stellar campaign by the Yes side (45% was an amazing achievement) she has realised that they spent too much time preaching to the converted and that the strident, almost evangelical tone of the Yes campaign probably put some people off, and that they didn't spend enough time worrying about those who hadn't expressed any preference.

    I can agree with this. I wasn't convinced to vote yes by the main campaign, but the more reasonable fringes (they were probably the majority of the actual voters, but not the vocal ones) that acknowledged the downsides and risks but presented reasoned arguments that they were outweighed by the benefits and removal of the risks of staying in the UK.

    Also, can everyone stop with wilfully misreading each other and being stroppy? This thread has been generally quite interesting but the last page or two... not so much.

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    Good idea about soaking them in water. I just use the small dish of hot water and plastic spray bottle.

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    We looked at some terracotta tiles in B&Q too, but they were either too small or too big. The stepping stone was goldilocks for our oven.

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    I bought a baking stone today. Technically it is a limestone stepping stone, but it was only £6.18 in B&Q. Made some good sourdough. Nom.

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    Just voted. Polling station busy but only a couple of minutes wait.

    No argie bargie. The nice wee yes lady and the nice old no lady out front were complaining about the weather (dreich as fuck) not glasgow kissing.

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    I listened to Brown's speech that the Guardian is singing the praises of. It was pretty good, tbh. I wanted to believe him.

    However it's about 2 years too late. A bit of that and refusing to share a platform with the Tories and LibDems and building a genuine Labour, from each by his means to each by his needs, platform with proper constitutional reform of the whole UK to devolve power away from Westminster would have been great.

    A pity that it would have been hard to believe from the two men (Brown & Darling) who gave EIGHT TIMES THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE NHS TO THE FUCKING BANKS WHO COCKED IT UP.

    I'm sorry, but I can't vote for that.

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    That's a concern, certainly. But government borrowing exists to cover temporary shortfalls and the long term trend is increasing demand and decreasing supply so Scotland will be able to cover the repayments when the price goes back up. Hopefully Scotland will build up a sovereign investment fund to ensure longer term stability once the North Sea fields are uneconomic. Even better, perhaps some significant investment in renewable energy (I believe this is a policy of the jowly one) might make Scotland an exporter of technology as well as energy so we can slow extraction to reduce the impact of climate change.

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