Jaysus Al did you write that one from your nuclear shelter?? You’re forgetting the one thing we have that they don’t … the Civil Defence …
not sure about your stats there Al:
It’s amazing how Russia can be such a threat to europe with an economy the smaller than Italy. Methinks the EU might need to tool up and stop relying on the US for security so much.
Yes… let’s hope Germany builds up a mass army and invades Poland to act as a buffer.
What could go wrong!
On a serious note, I’d imagine Russia’s GDP figure is artificially high due to a high spend on its military. Whatever wealth does exist is probably disproportionately distributed… which begs the question - how does Putin keep getting re-elected? Then again - I suppose if he can arrange for Trump to be the USA President…
The telegraph sum it up…
'If Nicola Sturgeon gets her way, and Scotland holds a second referendum on independence before the UK leaves the EU, Theresa May will be forced to do the following.
On the one hand, she will have to warn voters that to walk out on a longstanding union with their country’s most important trading partners would be an act of economic self-harm. In fact, it would be a disaster. Anyone who tells them otherwise, the Prime Minister must argue, is not living in the real world.
On the other hand, she will simultaneously have to reassure voters that to walk out on a longstanding union with their country’s most important trading partners will not be an act of economic self-harm. In fact, it will be a success. Anyone who tells them otherwise, the Prime Minister must argue, is engaged in baseless scaremongering.’
Absolutely delicious. Think that’s why Sturgeon went now as she knew it would force May to use a hypocritical arguement
I doubt you will see a united Ireland. The Irish Government couldnt afford Northern Ireland
Europe is heading for Federalization anyway if the EU bureaucrats get their way so you could have Scotland and N.Ireland as “states” within Europe just like the Republic.
We’re in some bleedin’ state, alright.
Russia is of course a basket case but it has money, and resources. And loadsa ‘tools’. Hence it will remain a big player, along of course with all it’s fingers in many pies.
Are we doooooooomed? Well, it’s part of human nature isn’t it? The planet will sort itself out, which may well mean we get a serious spanking, in general.