Which towns are these?
Well done to Scotland tonight for bouncing back from the disappointment of Macedonia by defeating Iceland 2-1. I listened to rather than watched the game and at 2-1 with 10 men after the dismissal of captain Steve McManus it was a nervous final 15 minutes.
England’s result in Croatia was remarkable. Almost as remarkable as Luxembourg’s victory in Switzerland.
Unvbelievable. Scottish Justice Minister Kenny McCaskill is all over the broadcast media this morning complaining that although only 2% of the population, Asians in Scotland comprise 12% of stop and searches by British Transport Police.
Mr McCaskill is presumably unaware that 100% of terrorist and attempted serious terrorist incidents in the past two years in the UK have been committed by Asian men in their 20's and 30's. On the basis of that does he advocate stop and search on old ladies with suspicious looking shopping trolleys? To try and portray this as McCaskill seems to be doing as racism is wrong and is simply a case of stunt politics against the UK government.
Perhaps if he were to turn his attention to holding a public enquiry in to the Shirley McKie case, as the SNP promised within 100 days of taking power, people would feel we at last had a government beyond cheap point scoring. Sadly that doesn't seem to be the case.
Thank you to Scott who posted a link to this article from "The Daily Mash". It was so good I've cut and pasted it!
|SCOTLAND DIES LAUGHING|
TRIBUTES are being paid to Scotland this morning after the entire country laughed itself to death.
The alarm was first raised at around 10pm last night as thousands of phone calls and text messages went unanswered.
Small groups of volunteers from Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Carlisle ventured north just after midnight only to find houses full of dead people gathered around still blaring television sets.
By dawn, as RAF helicopters flew over deserted city streets, it was clear that the whole country had suffered a catastrophic abdominal rupture.
Wayne Hayes, a special constable from Northumberland, said: "We went into one house in Dunbar and found three men sitting on the sofa with huge smiles on their faces, still holding cans of 70 shilling. They seemed to be at peace."
He added: "In a house near Edinburgh we found a man face down on the living room floor with his trousers and pants round his knees.
"It seems he may have been showing his bare buttocks to the television when he keeled over."
Roy Hobbs, a civil engineer from Northampton, said: "I got a call from my friend Ian in Stirling at about 9.50pm.
"He was already laughing when I answered the phone, but after about 25 minutes of the most vigorous and uncontrollable hilarity, everything suddenly went very quiet."
Moving tributes are already being placed along the Scotland-England border with many mourners opting to leave a simple bag of chips or a deep fried bunch of flowers.
Just back from watching the game in a crowded Lennox Bar in Dumbarton. Shut the shop early and just got to the pub in time to see the Italians' first goal. Scotland steadied the ship and had large spells in control of the game. On the stroke of half time David Weir was desperately unlucky not to equalise with his header which was cleared off the line. They played some superb stuff and eventually that paid of with an equaliser which was I'm afraid obviously offside. However we began to look as if we could pull off the impossible and perhaps grab a winner. Then the dodgiest piece of refereeing you could wish to see awarded the Italians a free kick on the right hand side of the Scots penalty area when anyone could see the kick should have been the other way.
I've just watched Scotland put up one of their best ever displays and come away with nothing. No qualification for the Euro Championship despite a fantastic series of results.
We wuz robbed.