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The right way to go for Scotland

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No.13: James, Aberdeenshire.

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    1. 27 05 17 18:56

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    1. heedtracker says:

      Really great video.

    2. Macart says:

      Another awesome video by Phantom Power and James Kelly’s contribution is as down to earth as it gets.

      Very well said by Mr Kelly.

      Consider this link shared.

    3. heedtracker says:

      Nephew Fraser has done well out of, or in, the tory UK. If you’re a BBC r4 lister, or BBC Politics viewer, he’s bigger than Jesus, if Jesus is a tory, with an odd accent.

    4. Thepnr says:

      I believe more people are getting the message, change is coming.

    5. Macart says:

      @Thepnr

      The Rev’s right. The range of backgrounds in these videos are remarkable.

      Yer right. Change is coming, or in the case of the evidence presented. It’s already happening. 🙂

    6. Helpmaboab says:

      It wasn’t so long ago that Fraser Nelson’s lovely aunt crossed over to the correct side of the debate. Now another member of the clan has joined her…

      More and more often we’re seeing dyed-in-the-wool unionists adopting pro-independence stances. I’ve personally witnessed several conversions in folk who I’d assumed would depart this world in union-jack-draped coffin.

      Cue much ingwush and tawtyahed voles from Fraser in the London media…

    7. Capella says:

      I really enjoyed this video and thanks to James and Mrs Kelly for sharing their insight into Scottish politics. I agree that Nicola Surgeon stands out as one of our truly great politicians and has a long career ahead of her.
      How shabby the leaders of the Tories and Scottish Labour are by comparison.
      Keep up the good work. Great films. (yes I have contributed!)

    8. mike d says:

      Great to see intelligent people asking questions and thinking for themselves.

    9. One_Scot says:

      Thank you James for sharing your story. It is hearing peoples stories like yours that makes me think we just might win this time.

      Thank you again.

    10. Legerwood says:

      Cadogan Enright says:
      27 May, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      That must be about the 4th court case in as many weeks that have gone against the Tory Government but they, Tories and media, seem to be ignoring them all.

      Pensions report, air pollution strategy, Lansley’s diaries from 2011-12 in lead up to Health Act 2012.

    11. Iain says:

      We are going to win, it won’t be easy but we will win.
      Freedom is a price worth paying.
      An independent Scotland is a dream that is attainable.
      The yoons will be wonder why they supported the empire.
      Freedom awaits.

    12. Glamaig says:

      what a great, thoughtful guy, who seems to have arrived at Yes by observation and assessment of the various players and arguments. Its good to see people doing that.

      O/T those polls showing the Tory lead narrowing to 5-6%, you might think they would be big news – but tucked away on the BBC website under GE2017, sub-heading polls. So three layers down and you have to go looking.

      Its become actually pointless going there to find out what the news is.

    13. Faltdubh says:

      Have to echo Thepnr’s comments.

      I’m young-ish (35 in November) and out of my close circle of pals, 9 were Yes and 2 No (one didn’t vote though).

      Both No voters are Yes now. One was an ideological Socialist ”don’t believe in country’s breaking up”etc then Brexit happened and he woke up a bit. We all tried to warn him about broken promises etc, but still at least he’s with us all now.

      The second guy is non-political. He tries to avoid politics, and was a soft No, but he was annoyed at the broken promises and he also went to Denmark just after Indyref and noticed how a small country was healthy, modern, and thriving whilst Scotland isn’t exactly doing that. He’s even registered to vote! Although he seems to be tempted by Labour – due to Corbyn – it won’t make a difference in our constituency, Dundee East will be won by the SNP anyways, he says he’s 100% Yes in the next Scotref.

      Whilst we may well lose people who voted Yes thanks to Brexit etc, we certainly have gained more than lost since Indyref e.g you can see it with the likes of Pia, Joyce, Chisholm who may never vote SNP in the near future but they will most certainly vote Yes in the next referendum.

      Like a few folk have said on here, why are the Tories shouting about Indyref2? Because whilst they can make modest political gain in the short with it from hardcore No/OAP/orange/white-settler raging voters and so on ; they will lose the next referendum.

      It’s quite similar to the DUP in Northern Ireland who all backed Brexit etc, and whilst they can wave their Union flags etc. They will be the masters of their own downfall similar to the Tories. Thanks to Brexit, a United Ireland and a Scottish state now look inevitable and especially with Ireland, most of it will have been brought on by the Unionists being absolute gobshites.

      So whilst the Tories had their day in the sun in Holyrood 2016 elections, and became the opposition. They also did alright by their standards in the council election.

      They will lose in the long run.

    14. Les Wilson says:

      These guys are doing a great and very important job.
      I will be home tomorrow morning and will further contribute.
      We need to dig deep and keep these vids going.

    15. Thepnr says:

      I think this series of videos are great, but then as a Yes supporter I would think that. There real benefit though comes when YOU show them to those that previously voted No for whatever reason.

      I’ve done it and it works, certainly makes them think. Don’t go overboard with it though would be my advice 2 or 3 is enough at any one time. Seriously you don’t want to make them feel sick about how they voted first time around.

      So if given an oppertunity to show them with family or friends then just do it, the videos could be a great tool to win over more No voters to the Yes side. Be careful though not to overdo it, might just push them further away.

      Good luck guys and gals, we can do this let’s just keep plodding on 🙂

    16. geeo says:

      There is a poll being reported, but buggered if i recall where i saw it…!

      SNP on 46%

      Laour on 26%

      Tories on 22%

    17. Capella says:

      @ geeo – think geeo! I had a look at UK Polling Report and they are expecting a slew of Sunday paper polls but seem to be all UK. James Kelly hasn’t heard of any Scottish ones yet which is a rather strange silence given that the election is less than a fortnight away.
      http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/

    18. HandandShrimp says:

      geeo

      That is the Opinium one which I think is usually in the Observer. So likely out tomorrow. It is just a subset of a UK poll.

      There is a less favourable ComRes poll subset with SNP on 40% and Tories 35% but I see someone saying the tables for that one suggest a very skewed pick with recalled votes for 2015 showing SNP 39% Tories 20%, which renders it a tad suspect. I think the polls are trying to avoid shy Tories but that is taking things way too far.

    19. Thepnr says:

      Two new polls tonight have Labour trailing the Tories by 7% and 6% respectively. Itchy bum time for Theresa May.

      Well if these polls turn out be accurate then Mrs May’s gamble to hold an early election will turn out be a mistake.

      https://archive.is/dtwDh

    20. Ian Brotherhood says:

      Latest bookies GE odds on the Three Yoons in Scotland:

      Mundell 2/9 (SNP 7/2)
      Carmichael 1/3 (SNP 10/3)
      Murray 11/13 (SNP 5/2)

      10 days ago the figures were:

      Mundell 1/6 (SNP 6/1)
      Carmichael & SNP as above
      Murray 11/13 (SNP 5/2)

      Mixed messages. If Fluffy isn’t worried, he should be. Murray will take a wee bit of cheer from this, and Carmichael will be as smug as ever.

    21. Thepnr says:

      Murray is toast, too many voters will switch back to the Tories from Labour to “Stop the SNP” that will let the SNP through.

      No guarantees just my opinion of course 🙂

    22. yesindyref2 says:

      So the GE 2015 figures were CON 36.9%, LAB 30.4% – Tories 6.5% points ahead.

      Target will be to at least get the Tories 6% or less ahead of Labour!

    23. crazycat says:

      @ HandandShrimp

      There is a less favourable ComRes poll subset with SNP on 40% and Tories 35% but I see someone saying the tables for that one suggest a very skewed pick with recalled votes for 2015 showing SNP 39% Tories 20%, which renders it a tad suspect. I think the polls are trying to avoid shy Tories but that is taking things way too far.

      The poll will have been weighted UK-wide; the Scottish subsample is not internally weighted, which in addition to its small size makes it unrealiable anyway.

    24. ScottishPsyche says:

      Anyone considering voting Scottish Labour should consider that he is more likely to get support from the SNP in parliament than any SLAB MPs. The idea that any of them would support him in anything is laughable and having more of them in the PLP would mean more of them to stab him in the back.

    25. ScottishPsyche says:

      Anyone considering voting Scottish Labour should consider that Jeremy Corbyn is more likely to get support from the SNP in parliament than any SLAB MPs. The idea that any of them would support him in anything is laughable and having more of them in the PLP would mean more of them to stab him in the back.

    26. crazycat says:

      @ Thepnr

      I had a look at the Edinburgh South results over the last 3 general elections the other day, and thought it wasn’t as clear-cut as I had believed.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_South_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s)

      Nigel Griffiths had a hefty majority, but when he stood down (under rather a cloud) in 2010, Murray only just scraped in ahead of the LibDem. Friends of mine in the constituency thought he was expecting to lose.

      Two years ago, the LibDems plummeted from second to fifth, behind even the Greens, and Murray substantially increased his majority. Despite this, it was seen as a close shave because of the SNP surge.

      But looking at the Tory figures, they haven’t really changed that much; turnout has been similar since the 2005 boundary changes and is quite high. So how real was the “tactical vote”? Did former Tories vote Labour (which can be expected to evaporate) while ex-Labour went SNP? Where did 13,000 LibDem votes go? Did they keep the Tories roughly stable?

      I am obvously hoping the SNP either squeeze through the gap or do well enough to win regardless of unionist churn, but I’d really not want to make a prediction!

    27. Thepnr says:

      I know this is wishful thinking and that I shouldn’t bother myself looking at the tables produced by pollsters. Can’t really help myself though as I need a political fix.

      Call it an obsession I don’t mind.

      Here’s my take on it for what it’s worth. Turnout in this election will be higher in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK that will help the SNP.

      A good many of those still planning to vote Labour may change their mind at the last minute realising that voting SNP is the only way to keep the Tories out in their particular constituency.

      I believe that many who would have supported the Greens will instead give their support to the SNP where they are not standing.

      I’m sticking by my view of the SNP getting 54 seats and Labour losing their last remaining MP. We can’t ignore the significance of that if it came to pass.

      Just over 11 days to go, the Ruth Davidson party has to go. If you live in any seat that they can possibly win then I would urge you to go volunteer to help the SNP defeat them.

      Defeat them we must, I don’t really wish to live in a fascist state which is all that is on offer from Theresa May.

    28. Capella says:

      @ BBC Scotland posted on previous thread:

      Tomorrow’s Sunday Herald front page:-

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DA3TwQ3XoAADzJH.jpg:large

    29. Capella says:

      Sorry – BBC Scotland Tells Lies posted it!

    30. Robert J. Sutherland says:

      Ian Brotherhood @ 22:20,

      Little do I know of such things, but aren’t these odds simply a concrete manifestation of current popular opinion, not of any actual knowledge of the realities on the ground?

      Unless it’s mainly party canvassers who are placing the bets, that is! =grin=

    31. Maryscot says:

      Have a gander on youtube at CaptainSKA – “liar liar” song. Shows Ruthie in the video along with Theresa Mayhem.

    32. pool9 says:

      I offer you a couple of quotes today.

      On Independence:

      “I prefer self-government with danger to servitude with tranquility”

      Kwame Nkrumah, first leader of free Ghana, liberated from the British Empire in March 1957.

      In answer to Theresa May’s now is not the time:

      “When I hear. ‘People aren’t ready,’ that’s like telling a person who is trying to swim, ‘Don’t jump in that water until you leasrn how to swim.’ When actualy you will never learn how to swim until you get in the water. People have to have an opportunity to develop themselves nd govern themselves.”

      Martin Luther King.

      Independence for Scotland.

    33. pool9 says:

      damn typo at the wrong moment!

    34. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @R.J. Sutherland (12.10) –

      Yeah, I’d agree with your assessment of what bookies ‘odds’ represent.

      They just are what they are – a temptation for folk who think they know what’s happening to capitalise on their personal wisdom.

      Mind you it’s interesting that, no matter how dilapidated a town or village High Street may be, there are always bookies shops…

    35. ChewinTheFat says:

      Another brilliant video.

      I truly believe second time around we will win our independence. May knows it, Davidson knows it, Dugdale knows it… they all know it. They are just all crapping their pants at the very thought of it.

      “Those pesky Scots! How dare they think for themselves! Let’s stop the referendum! I mean, what do they think this is – a democracy?”

      Lol.

      Can’t wait for more of these vids. They really are holding my sanity together right now lol.

    36. Smallaxe says:

      Nana: Good Morning. Thank you, for your links. 🙂
      Kettle’s on! Peace Always

    37. Nana says:

      @Smallaxe Good morning, it’s another beautiful day here.

      I replied to you earlier and added further links. Perhaps there was a banned word in amongst them so best wait to see if they appear.

    38. paul gerard mccormack says:

      I loved that video probably because the guy was ordinary and with his military background, he had the normal hotch potch of historic baggage and yet there was a great deal of truth in what he was saying, reflective, i believe, of a lot of the electorate.

      All wonderful stuff to hear ourselves speak.

    39. Hamish100 says:

      GMS Katy Grant Speaks on behalf of all Scots apparently.

      I wish she could speak to me. I ain’t no Tory, don’t think the money men and women have my interests at heart, May cut police numbers as Home Sec in England and supports the increasingly racist press owned by tax avoiders and evaders.

    40. Hamish100 says:

      Tom Harris as ex labour MP talks down labour and Corbyn
      Seems to me Harris is just a tory but needed to pretend he was a labourite to get elected.

      Now a BBC Scotland Luvvie.

    41. Fairliered says:

      Hamish100. I knew Tom Harris’s mother. She will be turning in the grave at the thought of her being a Tory.

    42. Fairliered says:

      Hamish100. I knew Tom Harris’s mother. She will be turning in the grave at the thought of xxx HIM being a Tory.

    43. Fairliered says:

      Her? HIM!

    44. Liz Rannoch says:

      Just wonderful films. These could be party political broadcasts?

      Why are Phantom Power not being supported? I contributed a fortnight ago and am really disappointed that they don’t have more in the kitty. There’s been a couple of similar crowdfunds that haven’t really ‘taken off’. The AUOB, for paying for stewards in June had to be cancelled and yet this is supposed to be the ‘biggest rally yet’.

      You have to wonder if it will be allowed if May gets her way on ‘more security’ see Nana’s link to politicshome.

      Nana – great links as usual!

      O/T EBC Breakfast will be in Dunfermline at the Glen Gates (weather permitting) on 2 June for any interested locals!

    45. Glamaig says:

      Just donated. I used the Revs link above but also had a quick google and couldnt find any links to the donation page by any other route.

    46. HandandShrimp says:

      The Scottish Sun poll is a worry, hopefully an outlier but I think that is the first sub 40% poll for the SNP (39%). Tories on 29% and with Labour on 25%.

      It is possibly not wildly out, perhaps understating SNP by 3 or 4 percent and overstating the other two by a couple of percent. Not really sure how accurate Survey Monkey are to be honest. I thought they mainly did very specific customer satisfaction type surveys.

      We need to get the vote out and in particular the younger vote out. This is not the time for sitting on their hands. This is about their future.

    47. HandandShrimp says:

      I should have added that although I think there are disadvantages in the SNP manifesto being delayed by the tragic bombing in Manchester there are also opportunities to calibrate it. To focus on the rape clause, police cutting, pension cutting, home grabbing policies of the Tories and how such a weak and dysfunctional government will fail all of the UK in the Brexit negotiations.

      The next 10 days have to be measured, focused and motivating. No disappearing down rabbit holes and essentially they need to ignore Ruth and mini-me Ruth’s no surrrrendurrr bullshit because they have damn all else to talk about and Ruth dare not engage on real Tory policies.

    48. Socrates MacSporran says:

      My own wee village’s junior football team will be playing in the big Scottish Cup next season.

      IF we get as far as possibly having to go to Ibrox or Parkhead to play in the Cup, I reckon we will have more chance of getting a penalty than the SNP has of getting a fair hearing from the mainstream media, particularly the BBC.

    49. gordoz says:

      Very well explained reasoning for change in position in this piece by Mr Kelly.

      His association with Fraser Nelson is one lifes quirks we all probably have. (And just as hard for us all to understand family idiosyncrasies).

      All the films represent great info for undecided switherers.

      I really wish there was a way to get these brilliant films out to the mainstream of the general public.

    50. HandandShrimp says:

      Tom Harris is a Brexiteer – I think he is sole aim at the moment is to ensure a hard Brexit. May is just a useful tool to that aim.

    51. ScotsRenewables says:

      Does Nicola have a plan up her sleeve? Frankly, I no longer think we can not win the war with social media alone.

      Will next weeken’s Glasgow March go ahead?

    52. mr thms says:

      After 10 years in government a remarkable achievement..

      Edinburgh is the second best city in the world with the highest quality of life…

      (and the second best health care ranking in the world)

      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/the-26-major-cities-with-the-highest-quality-of-life-in-the-world-a7720651.html

      “2. Edinburgh, UK — Capital of Scotland, Edinburgh might not be anywhere near as big or powerful as London, but it is much more liveable. With the best traffic commute time of any city, the second best health care ranking, and the third best pollution score it is easy to see why it ranks so high overall.”

    53. gordoz says:

      Some really powerful changes in position from No to Yes that the media seem to skirt past and ignore.

      Just had another does of ‘madam ecosse’ BBC’s female representative of Scotland for the world – Katie Grant.
      Honestly she is never of the radio !

      Are there no other women in Scotland with points of view ?

      Are there no other women in Scotland ?

      Big changes under Donalda right enough ???

    54. uno mas says:

      If any of you politics junkies out there fancy some enlightening reading material this quiet Sunday morning I can highly recommend this article by Dan Glazerbrook that I have just come across on RT explaining how the Tories are essentially looking for a re run of the 1931 British GE result.

      Together with some other extremely illuminating and pertinent observations of recent and the current GE´s.

      It´s a bit of a long read but I am sure you will find it time well spent.

      https://www.rt.com/op-edge/389919-tories-britain-corbyn-manifesto/

    55. Joemcg says:

      I moved into Murray’s constituency recently and I’m astounded at the support he’s been getting at his stalls and the amount of posters dotted in windows around the area. It’s going to be a battle to unseat him.

    56. Capella says:

      re Katie Grant – I too am amazed at how often she appears on R Scotland. Andrew Collier was also on again today, presumably to give the impression of “balance” although he isn’t an SNP representative.

      Stu has already covered the Katie Grant phenomenon in 2015 (yes that long ago):

      “Katharine Mary (“KM”) Grant, better known as Katie, is a children’s author who pops up curiously often on Scottish TV and radio shows as a pundit by dint of occasionally penning opinion pieces for the Scottish Daily Mail. She’s a descendant of William The Conqueror, via her parents Sir Simon Towneley and Lady Mary Fitzherbert, and niece to the journalist Sir Peregrine Worsthorne.

      Today she has a column in CapX, an almost comically right-wing blog set up in 2014 by the Centre for Policy Studies thinktank (co-founded by Margaret Thatcher), edited by Iain Martin of the Daily Telegraph and regularly featuring other contributors from the batshit end of the Scottish Tory commentariat like Chris Deerin, Bruce Anderson and Gerald Warner, as well as some very well-connected Conservative luminaries.

      Unimaginatively entitled “Scotland is a one-party state”, the column rails dementedly in a manner only the privileged and entitled elite (to which Grant has belonged since birth) can when the filthy proletariat get above themselves and refuse to elect who they’re told to.”

      https://wingsoverscotland.com/counting-to-one/

    57. HandandShrimp says:

      Joemcg

      I think everything Labour have left is being poured into Edinburgh South. I will be surprised if he doesn’t retain the seat.If he doesn’t it will because the Tories have deserted him. In my constituency I have seen absolutely nothing in support of the Labour candidate – in fact I am not sure if the local constituency are even talking to him.

    58. HandandShrimp says:

      re: Donalda

      I think the BBC are if anything worse than before. There appears to be little control and not even a semblance of attempted balance.

      It is also just not very good which I suppose does have the benefit of making it easy to tun off.

    59. David says:

      Am I the only one a bit frustrated at people now basically saying that the only reason they voted NO last time was out of sheer willful ignorance?

      Great video but id like to say the YES scots knew exactly what would happen on a ‘no’ vote, it was telling dumb brainwashed unionists that was the hard part. It still is.

      Cant we count on people to at least TRY to be informed on the decisions they make, if not for themselves then for the people that come after us?

      The last referendum was unique because the UK underestimated the Yes movement. They wont do it again

    60. Socrates MacSporran says:

      How many car crash interviews is that that Dippity Dug has gone through?

      She simply finds herself incapable of accepting that the Scottish Government has a mandate to call Indyref2.

      Again, she drops in (twice) the £15 billion black hole, but, yet again, Brewer fails to pull her up for that.

      And, yet again – the bulk of the interview is about devolved issues, rather than about the General Election.

      And-once-again-she-spends-a-lot-of-time-speaking-at-500-words-per-minute, which is always a clue that she is telling lies.

      Elmer Fudd lives, but, has undergone a gender change.

    61. Smallaxe says:

      Last but not Least from Nana for today:

      https://www.thecanary.co/2017/05/27/one-man-cant-speak-billion-muslims-might-want-watching-video/

      Much Respect to Nana, these links cause physical pain to research, archive and Post. Show your Appreciation for The Lady, Fellow Wingers.
      Peace and Love to you All, have a great Sunday
      😎

    62. pussy nancy says:

      ScotsRenewables at 10.45am

      I recently attended an SNP gathering for Kirkcaldy, Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly area.

      Speakers were Roger Mullin MP and guest speaker Annabelle Ewing MSP.

      After the speeches, both circulated around the tables, speaking to and answering questions from all attendees.

      During our discussions, Annabelle did highlight that owing to TM calling a GE, the announcement that Nicola intended to make after Easter was duly put to one side.

      However, Annabelle did say that yes, she believed there would be a plan but obviously could not commit.

    63. Capella says:

      G A Ponsonby has also covered Andrew Collier and BBC Scotland’s habit of inviting former employees of the SNP (and, of course, Jim Sillars) as pundits. From 2016:

      “Collier, like Sillars and other ex-SNP staffers like Alex Bell, will continue to field invites from BBC Scotland not least because it allows the station to claim neutrality and balance when accused of favouring pro-Union guests. “Look!” It will reply. “We invited all these former SNP big-wigs. How can we be biased?””

      https://indyref2.scot/what-prompted-andy-colliers-ill-judged-remarks-on-good-morning-scotland

      Year in, year out – the same old story.

    64. Joemcg says:

      David I completely agree. What annoys me the most is those no voters that were shocked when the tories got into power and the evil policies that transpired. Truly sickening when it was in our hands to end Tory rule for infinity. Hell mend them.

    65. gus1940 says:

      I think I am being stalked by YouGov.

      Although I have been a member of their panel for ages it is years since I have been asked to take part in their political surveys.

      I recently commented on the fact that that they had asked me for my voting intentions 3 times in 3 days.

      Imagine my surprise this morning when they asked me yet again in a survey that seems to be very interested in Scotland.

    66. Smallaxe says:

      Socrates MacSporran says:

      “Elmer Fudd lives, but, has undergone a gender change.”
      Spot on Socrates!
      🙂
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMfTAZAR0v4&ab_channel=MichaelStrum

      Peace Always

    67. Cactus says:

      Aweright Smallaxe (et Nana)

      Cheers for the extra late morning links by proxy.

      It’s lunchtime… the soup’s on! (soupcon)

      Have a braw Sunday. 😉

    68. gus1940 says:

      Great car crash interview by Peston of that incompetent buffoon Fallon.

      He continued the vile attack on Corbyn’s recent speech re terrorism.

      I find it incredible that Fallon, the rest of the Tories together with their media fan club think that the public are stupid enough to believe that UK foreign policy has nothing to do with terrorist attacks in this country.

      I recently commented that when the knives are planted in the back of the Incredible Wiibly Wobbly Giraffe Woman that my money would be on Amber Rudd as her replacement.

      Rudd had a very impressive interview with Andrew Marr this morning – answered all the questions without hesitation and May type woffling – although I hate the Tories she is one to watch. I remeber also her demolition of Boris in last year’s referendum debate.

    69. Socrates MacSporran says:

      Ruthie at least answered the question, but, she clearly believes, getting your manifesto proposal to hold a second independence referendum passed by a majority of the Scottish Parliament, is not a mandate. Doh!

      “Kezia blocking council deals with the Tories” says Ruth. Aye Right.

      To be fair, Ruth did better than Kezia, but, she had an easier ride.

      BUT – BBC balance on open show. No Lib-Dems, Greens or most-crucially SNP presence. Although, to be fair (should we be fair to BBC Scotland?), Nicola does get half an hour with the Paisley Panda tonight.

    70. Socrates MacSporran says:

      Smallaxe @ 12.03pm

      Brilliant – respect Sir.

    71. Smallaxe says:

      Cactus, Good Afternoon, you’re most welcome, would that be Electric Soup, sans The Saracen Head? Save a bowl for me.
      🙂

      Have great day my Friend

    72. Brian McHugh says:

      I agree with most of what James said, but don’t agree with him on immigration. When I was born in the early 1970’s, there were around 3.7 Billion people on the planet… there are now around 7.5 Billion. Thats 2 people for every 1 when I arrived. Those people need to live somewhere and Scotlands population has not increased much in that time at around the 5 million mark.

    73. Dr Jim says:

      In order to defeat terrorism the Tories have devised a new strategy which is To Promote British Values

      Is that not more likely to make terrorists even more angry?
      I’m not even a terrorist and I’m angry already just listening to the stupidity of it

      But then again I’m an extremist

    74. Smallaxe says:

      Socrates MacSporran;

      Respect to you, sir, for your interesting and informative posts.

      Peace and Love to You and Yours.

    75. Dave McEwan Hill says:

      David Pratt nails it in today’s Sunday Herald.

      The suicide bomber in Manchester was an associate of the Islamic terrorists the we (US/UK)armed and funded to overthrown Gaddafi.
      Do I need to repeat that?

    76. Jack Murphy says:

      Re The Phantom Power Films at top of this page.
      Glamaig said/asked 10:19 am:

      “Just donated. I used the Revs link above but also had a quick google and couldnt find any links to the donation page by any other route. .”

      Same with me Glamaig—I ended up on the CommonSpace donations page,but I’ve managed to track down the direct donations page for The Phantom Power Films. 🙂
      HERE:

      https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/journey-to-yes-film#/

    77. Lenny Hartley says:

      ScotsRenewables @10.45 Ronnie Anderson posted on here the other day that after meeting with Police the March will go ahead, lets make it a big turnout 🙂

    78. Hamish100 says:

      May has to recognise that the Manchester outrage happened under her and the Tories so called watch.

      Austerity cuts she supported with Osborne and Cameron. Less police in England, smaller conventional forces across the army, navy and RAF . Pro nuclear missiles which cannot be used.

      All under the Tories. Private security companies on the increase to chase the poor and the infirm.

      Davidsons tory party are part of the problem.

    79. Robert Graham says:

      Amber Rudd – One to watch ! , Aye right , I suggest you watch her antics again, there has been a succession of Tory Party mouthpieces on TV this morning, every one of them when the surface is scratched it becomes obvious , they ain’t quite as bright as they first appear,
      Ruth when pushed , as she was a few times this morning by brewer is all over the place on so many things, I believe it would be very easy to tip her over the edge, she’s like a wee volcano just waiting to blow, as for Kezia oh well as confused as ever doesn’t seem to understand her manifesto is as valid as mine or indeed as relevant as Davidsons . Both these parties manifestos are just a means of promoting the Union , it’s their masters down south that call the shots , as is Kezia going on about federalism just so much talk , it won’t fly and she knows it , This is where the BBC are letting the public down by allowing these two airtime to talk utter irrelevant pish and trying to give them some semblance of autonomy from London . Oh well the Unionists at play on their TV Station, same guff different day .

    80. Dorothy Devine says:

      Cactus , had a lovely day yesterday , thanks for the good wishes .

      By the way , I drive one of you!

    81. Cactus says:

      Hey Dorothy Devine ~

      Good times on the Isle of Arran, excellent stuff. Aye, I’ve seen many of them Vauxhall’s out on the open road.

      I’ve always wondered what they hardened sides were for? Other than impact protection, thought it might be to prevent scratches from bicycles or shopping trolley drive-bys!

      We’re tough on the outside… juicy on the in 😉

      Oblique-tastic.

    82. Cactus says:

      Hey Dorothy ~

      Just seen another..

      An it’s not by Vauxhall, it’s a Citroen!

      I blame shoogle.

      Just keep driving 🙂

    83. Boomshanka says:

      Thanks James for letting us know a bunch of stuff the rest of us actually understood BEFORE the referendum.



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