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I don’t bet. Every time I tip a horse it loses.

I’ve just awakened after a late night watching the St Joan fireworks. I’m happy, and only mildly surprised, for I had a hunch that the people who made the pollsters look like idiots at last year’s General Election might do the same again.

I said I’d be a good loser. Now I’m going to do something even harder: I’m going to be a good winner.

Categories: General, Politics
  1. Fergus
    June 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Which usually means giving a bit of praise to the losers… If somebody could tell me who the real winner in the long -term is and why, I could maybe understand the whole thing better. Yours truly, baffled and living in a sun-drenched part of a now foreign “Europe.” My children do too; will they benefit or pay?.

  2. GILLIAN
    June 24, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Good morning
    I will put my “tuppence” in and the words that come to mind are “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it”

  3. June 24, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I did, Gillian. I look at what’s happening and I don’t see the doomsday scenario the media is reporting. The FTSE plunged by 8%, the BBC reports. True, but they are slower to tell us that it rebounded very quickly, and is straddling the 6000 mark. The £ – € rate, the one that affects most of us, is down by under 5%. These falls come from levels that were distorted by the mistaken perception of a Remain victory.

  4. GILLIAN
    June 24, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Hello
    I am not an expert, but the recovery is surely as a result of the Bank of England “stepping” in..
    I have just listen to Scotland’s First Minister and on a lighter note when I see her, Aileen “Skinner” comes to mind… On a serious note what do you see Scotland doing, and
    how long before France moves “Border Control”

  5. Fergus
    June 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    France is bloody-minded enough (although totally lacking credibility these days) to do it next week! Evacuate the Calais “Jungle,” put everybody on ferries and Dover will have to cope. End of problem…. Don’t think that’ll happen any time soon though… don’t know what to think.

    • GILLIAN
      June 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Will Scotland get another referendum, or I say this as playing devils advocate, should England get a vote as to whether we want Scotland to stay with us… But don’t worry you may come and stay with me on the proviso that you let me read the next “Skinner ” episode.
      Always interested in your views and enjoy the banter… Thank you

  6. Jean Jardine
    June 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    What really saddened me was seeing a few folks saying on the television that they had voted ‘leave’ thinking they would wake up on Friday morning to the fact that the ‘remain’ had won. When they discovered leave had won, they then wished they had voted remain, as they didn’t really want to leave Europe and only felt their leave vote was a bit of a statement of how they felt. . Also the fact that everyone over the age of 65 seems to be being blamed. I am over 65 and I did vote remain.

    As for another Scottish referendum, I don’t know who on earth Nicola Sturgeon has been speaking to but no-one I know has been asked how they would feel. Who are these Scottish People who want another referendum? I think because Alex Salmond failed to split the UK, Ms Sturgeon is having another go and wants to go one better. Perhaps I am a stick in the mud, but I am Scottish first but definitely British.

    Plus, have you ever heard one MP of any persuasion speaking the truth? They only say what they think folks want them to say but all have hidden agendas – mainly getting to the top on the shoulders of the gullible!!

    Sorry – rant over. Not usually so vocal, but the Borises and the Davids make me sick, not to mention the other thatch head Donald!!

    • June 26, 2016 at 6:33 am

      That’s the trouble with us over-65s: we’re electorally incontinent. But sometimes we get it right.

      As you say you’re Scottish first. British second may no longer be an option.

      Sod the whining young; I voted for

        them. The EU isn’t just a dictatorship waiting to happen. It’s already here.
  7. Diana
    June 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I thoroughly agree with your final sentence. However, how long it will remain, pun intended, is anyone’s guess.

  8. Simon Reid
    June 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    What did you win?

  9. Fergus
    June 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    There are no winners. A bit more hate, a bit more intolerance, a bit more racism and more complications for everything; the Arab Spring was pretty good, wasn’t it? I’ll probably be dead before the full impact unfolds but I hope my kids and everybody else’s will be able to deal with a world that’s increasingly falling apart. This is just another wee piece and it’s certainly going to get worse. Go for it kids, if you care!

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