The Scottish webcomic that got a wee bit political
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Nah, session timed out ‘cos you took too long and you lost the lot. Next time you go through the form slowly and carefully copying all your answers into notepad so that the THIRD time you can paste your way through it super fast!
Aha, yes, “Session timed out” was what I’d put on the original sketch of this comic, but I ended up changing it to WiFi as I thought some readers might not understand 🙂
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Now there’s a thing that’s been puzzling me for years, with the Puerto Rico flag the star is always point up in landscape mode, the Cuban flag is almost always that way but sometimes point up in portrait mode (two points symmetrically down the stripes) but the Catalan flag goes both ways pretty evenly perhaps because it operates in non-flagpole orientation more.often I can’t find any rules for which way is correct other than two points symmetrically with the stripes in portrait looks more ‘correctly’ symmetrical so, hooray, your problem now – enjoy!
Hehe, yeah, I noticed that in a few photos. I chose to base my orientation on that of the EU flag in landscape 🙂
And off in the distance, California looking longingly at both of you who can at least talk about independence without being threatened with war…
I don’t get it.
I mean, I understand the the unicorn represents Scotland/Scottish Government, and that the comment text represents UK/Westminster, but I don’t get why the comment text is what it is, particularly as the Scottish Government and Scottish people have shown no interest in higher taxes.
Have I got this wrong? Can some explain?
I guess there’s a few points here, first of all, the caption text does not necessarily represent Westminster or the UK, but indeed anyone who would assign any such thoughts to lefty, Scottish cyber-nat types, or people who they believe should keep their mouth shut. It’s also worth noting that while, yes, I myself am a member of the SNP, the unicorn, and indeed myself, do not always represent official SNP or Scottish Government policy. You’d be hard pressed to find any supporter of any party that supports 100% of their party’s policies 🙂 I don’t pretend to understand the reasons why the Scottish Government has not raised taxes for the rich in Scotland, though if I remember correctly, some analysis showed that at this stage, with the economy in its current state, having different tax rates on each side of the border would cause more harm than good, with the likelihood of many of the richer population simply declaring their taxes in England rather than Scotland, I may be wrong on this. What ever the reason, it would not change the fact that I, like many other left-leaning Scots, do believe that the rich should pay more taxes, sadly, at this stage, it looks as though it may only be an option if the UK as a whole were to make such a move. I also wanted to cover the large proportion of people who utilise tax havens, basically rich people finding methods of cheating the system to actually pay less tax than they should be contributing already. It’s a broad topic and indeed you’re spotting the challenge of this series, to cover so much in such a small, and easily understood cartoon. Indeed, I will likely cover more elements of the same topic in other updates. I hope this helps a little 🙂
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Thanks so much! I’ve been wanting to create a webcomic for while, so this information definitely helped. 🙂
Wow dude, get your facts right! Democracy has been highjacket by the proindepence movement, which enjoys a wafer-thin majority, they rode over Catalonia’s parliamentary rules and the rights of the opposition MPt and ignoring the request of opposition MPs for an opinion of the Council of Statutory Guarantees, to which they are entitled under Catalan law. Dont let the appealing imagery of “oppressors” vs “freedom fighters” cloud your mind, it aint Scotland! This is not for cultural reasons, is only political and monetary reasons behind it. The rhetoric used is a well know “us against them” that really scares the shit of me! I can not fandom people still fall for it in the 21st century, have we not learn from past mistakes.