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I have shopped at Cordings for over 30 years - I bought one of their covert coats in 1984 which is still going strong. I love the shop but I'm a little uncertain whether the quality of their suits is quite the same. I bought a lightweight suit there about 20 years ago which is still wonderful - I believe I paid over £400 for it then, so it should be wonderful. I needed a new business suit recently, so bought one in their sale the other day for £395, which isn't a bad...
^ What the SNP would have done next may never be known.   I was sorry to learn about the trouble in George Square, but I doubt it's the first time a few punches have been thrown in Glasgow, or God forbid the last.
 I didn't find the footage particularly convincing, it could have been staged or it could have been anything really. We don't know exactly what the woman counting the slips was doing, it may all have been perfectly innocent. The narrator had a creepy voice that I found highly off-putting, I would probably tend to disbelieve anything he said.  The yes vote was always slightly behind, although none of the polling organisations predicted the outcome very well. They were...
The ruthless and bullying disposition of Alex Salmond, mainly.  Just to be clear, I was quite in favour of independence for Scotland, but - were I a Scot - I don't think I would find the SNP a very appealing party.
^ It was a foregone conclusion that whoever lost would claim vote-rigging happened. I would certainly suspect the SNP of trying to rig the vote if they could.
Try telling that to a Cabby at midnight on the Caledonian Road.
Scottish bank notes are still different.
 A yes vote might well have various positive aspects for England, both political and fiscal. As for England leaving the EU, this will not happen under David Cameron. It is still possible to foresee the eventual disintegration of the European superstate, but this depends mainly on further deterioration of the long-standing equilibrium between France and Germany. Regarding the gold, you clearly are not aware that much of our nation's gold reserve was sold at rock bottom...
  I said your post was borderline-paranoid, which was how it struck me. Perhaps an over-hasty choice of terminology at the time. However, having now had more time to delve through the thread, you do strike me as a tad angry and over-sensitive to any who question your point of view, and not exactly reticent in dishing up choice epithets to let others know exactly what you think of them. You question people's credentials, belittle them, and seem to take the view that only...
Shiptons sell a few Blake sewn shoes, like these, that might be what you had in mind. I don't know where they are made however - have a feeling it's the Iberian Peninsula: http://www.shiptonandheneage.co.uk/mens-shoes/mens-full-brogues/humber-mens-black-calf-full-brogue.html
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