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Posted on August 11, 2015 by

But you have to admit it has a ring of truth about it.

(From tonight’s Scotland 2015.)

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    1. Lesley-Anne says:

      Awe sod that mate … you’re TOAST! 😀

      It’s too late for me or anyone else to even be bothered to try convince you about anything. Any way yer cloak of ermine is waiting for you in the House of Lord’s. Ain’it?

    2. Clootie says:

      If you don’t talk about it – it goes away.

    3. Angus Anderson says:

      This, ladies and gentlemen, epitomises all that is wrong with the status quo.

    4. Famous15 says:

      When I heard this i thought of it as a freudian slip.

      Interestingly he appears to think his leaking of data as not being serious but the council’s losing data is serious!

    5. Still Positive. says:

      “Need to be persuaded about the need to be honest.”

      You couldnae make it up!

    6. Chipmonkey says:

      Disabled video already…

    7. Achnababan says:

      I love the background to the interview – stormy waters dashing Carmichael on to the rocks? Or is it honesty itself that is being dashed?

    8. Reverd says:

      Oh my, how honest can an honest man be?

    9. handclapping says:

      If you’re not clever, don’t lie. No?

      Of course if you think you’re clever … don’t get caught out. No?

      If you get caught out in a lie, it proves you’re not clever.
      Can’t be right I’m an MP. So was Danny Alexander.

      Nah, I give up; how do you persuade someone like that?

    10. Paula Rose says:


    11. Morag says:

      Nice one.

    12. heedtracker says:

      That stormy weather is not behind future Lord Carmichael either.

    13. Kevin Evans says:

      Am no a happy chappie – I went on BBC I player on my iPad to try and check out Scotland 2015. Tonight’s isn’t up yet but other options it gave me was a list of programs last year I could watch that basically undermined the idea of an independent Scotland – it sickens me that the BBC are STILL in anti Scotland propaganda mode.

    14. Craig MacInnes says:

      WTF? Jaw-drop moment!

      Just how much contempt for the people can this prick show…and get away with it?

      I take it the sycophantic BBC stooge just let him away with it…

    15. Kevin Evans says:

      Update – am still no a happy chappie – I suggest everyone go and watch the full interview with this awful individual, he still has no remorse for his corrupt leaking of the frenchgate memo. In fact more importantly why the hell was the irrelevance of a man and political party even on TV. Lib dems, Carmichael, Scotland 2015 all useless rubbish.

    16. charlie says:

      It kinda fits in with those poll figures, SNP govt only okay, but much better than the alternative bullshitters.
      See why’s Jeremy Corbyn being elected?

    17. Tackety Beets says:

      I was on p/work duty tonight .S 2015 was on in the background .
      That little clip stopped me in my tracks !

      Did they also report that 75% of the UK “data losses” occurred / are the responsibility of GCC ? Eh if correct that’s a massive “c@@@ up” Mr G Matheson !

      Please tell I miss heard, surely ?

      Thanks Rev , I didnae miss hear Carbunkle.

      What a Doh! ball he is turning into. Scrubb …. What a Dough-Ball he is !
      What a Brasser !

      On the subject of Dough Balls , Mone, moan , Mone , moan !

      I could write her a report on getting businesses started and all issues therein . I could do it without leaving the hoos, aye , in about an hour . It would be pointless as the Tory GVT will NEVER tackle the real issues .
      One of the main struggles is how Big Business shaft little business , we have all experienced it . THE SMALL print.

    18. John Moss says:

      Swent another e-mail to him and copied David Mundell.

      Want Iain Carmichael to resign.

      Has anyone else bother to tell him or kis partner to resign?

      Iain’s e-mail address – carmichaela [at] parliament [dot] uk

      David’s e-mail address – david [dot] mundell [dot] mp [at] parliament [dot] uk

      Man up and tell the clowns to go.

    19. Paula Rose says:

      The Orkney people will be in Edinburgh for the case – we should do what we can to give them a heroine’s welcome.

    20. Papadox says:

      “I think I would nead to be persuaded about the need to be honest” Orkney & Shetland MP? A. Carmichale, privy concillor, ex member of the cabinet, ex procurator fiscal! Accomplished CLOWN. He can help mone with the big words and expenses in the big hoose.

      You couldn’t make this shit up, Westminster has a brass neck and absolutely NO shame or morals.

    21. DerekM says:

      its unbelievable that this liar should even be on TV well its not like his party has any relevance to politics in the UK,they were humiliated and destroyed both in England and Scotland,in fact the monster raving loonies have more credibility than the lib dems.

      Another lib dem norman baker said that Britain is heading for a one party state,someone should tell him that has already happened and that his party are involved in it or dont they remember what they did with labour and the tories in better together,well he can rest assured the people of Scotland have not forgotten and in 2016 we will remind them.

    22. ScotsCanuck says:

      … “out o’ the mouths o’ babes an’ fools” ….. see if ye can guess which one Carmichael falls into !!!

    23. Dr Jim says:

      I sneaked in for an end of the night wee look and you’ve put on the very thing I was banging on to Mrs Dr about

      If you run on a bit towards the end of the interview Carmichael becomes so uncomfortable a Gordon Brown forced smile appears as his Erse tightens up with annoyance

    24. Suzanne says:


      That is all.

    25. ArtyHetty says:

      Jeez, the nerve of the guy. Pleeese let him fall in September.

      There really is not one iota of integrity to him, nor importance. Can hardly believe he is even given a bloody platform on tv, wasting everyone’s time and money.

      No thanks mate!

    26. Macart says:

      Everything you need to know about both Mr Carmichael and Westminster politics in a single sentence.

      Probably the most honest thing he’s said… ever.

    27. CameronB Brodie says:

      This isn’t meant as a comment attacking Mr. Carmichael personally, but I blame his biology.

      Is Utilitarianism Risky? How the Same Antecedents and Mechanism Produce Both Utilitarian and Risky Choices

      Philosophers and psychologists have long been interested in identifying factors that influence moral judgment. In the current analysis, we compare the literatures on moral psychology and decision making under uncertainty to propose that utilitarian choices are driven by the same forces that lead to risky choices. Spanning from neurocognitive to hormonal to interpersonal levels of analysis, we identify six antecedents that increase both utilitarian and risky choices (ventromedial prefrontal cortex brain lesions, psychopathology, testosterone, incidental positive affect, power, and social connection) and one antecedent that reduces these choices (serotonin activity). We identify the regulation of negative affect as a common mechanism through which the effects of each antecedent on utilitarian and risky choices are explained. By demonstrating that the same forces and the same underlying mechanism that produce risky choices also promote utilitarian choices, we offer a deeper understanding of how basic psychological systems underlie moral judgment.

    28. Peter Craig says:

      Just watched “why did Labour lose the election” again, in case I missed something 1st time.

      On a second viewing it is very apparrent that the labour party is is totally unable to see what is sitting in front of their eyes.

      THEY ARE IRRELEVANT the party borne of Kier Hardie do’nt see the modern new labour as anything but tory lite and as such ("Tractor" - Ed)s to the cause,they should now withdraw from Scotland, reform and present the new Scottish Nation with a modern franchise of policies for a new and aspirational nation, then and only then maybe the newly politically aware Scottish electorate will give them another chance.

    29. CameronB Brodie says:

      “antihumanist, yes; inhuman, no…the truly determined subject is he who is not aware of the discursive formations that determine him” – Robyn Penrose, “Nice Work”.

    30. donald anderson says:

      Can’t open it. It goes into error mode. Don’t know if this is Windaes 10, or the machine laffing at Carmichael’s “honesty” mode.

      Hope no one mind’s me slipping in this announcement of a neglected Scottish hero. There will be a rally in Edinburgh later in October from his monument in Calton Hill to the Scottish Parliament, plus a series of relate events to Thomas Muir. Don’t know how to attach the flyer.

      One event is in The Mitchell Library, on Saturday, 22nd August. Hosted by the Irish Heritage Foundation, it will mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Muir, the great Scottish Patriot and member of the United Irishmen.

      Please pass on.

    31. scotspine says:

      The truly sad thing is, that despite his blatant pissing all over truth and democracy, there are people who are still happy to let the likes of him take a long, hard, piss all over them.

    32. Bugger (le Panda) says:

      He is very cocky.

      Either the Court case is already fixed for him or he has resigned himself to being Lord Mensonge of The Northern Isles.

    33. T.roz says:

      Has he just been honest? So before he answers any question, he needs to be persuaded to be honest.

      I think… I can honestly say, that he is the poorest thing that Islay has ever produced.

    34. john king says:

      T.roz says
      “I think… I can honestly say, that he is the poorest thing that Islay has ever produced.”

      Oh Aa dinnie ken aboot that,
      Aa hid a pretty ropey haggis supper there wance. 🙁

    35. Mealer says:

      You see? This is the kind of thing Rev is so very good at.Lets all take a moment to remind ourselves just how low Carmichael was prepared to stoop and how the compliant unionist media aided and abetted him in his dastardly endeavours.

    36. Ken500 says:

      The knighthoods are to keep them quiet. A bribe. The child killers and abusers can get away with it. How low can they go. Evil. They should all be in jail.

      Scotland would be a better place without them

      Vote SNP/SNP

    37. Chas says:

      I despair at those who don’t realise there’s a comma in there. It really worries me, to be honest.

    38. Joemcg says:

      I wonder if any of the other 300 nations around the globe give such high prominence to amoeba like parties that have ONE representative each in their entire country? Maybe not because they are INDEPENDENT. Scotland, biggest mugs on the planet.

    39. bugsbunny says:

      He’s as honest as the day is long.

      That day is Midwinter at the North Pole.


    40. frogesque says:

      Carmichael: the definition of sleekit.

    41. jock mcdonnell says:


      My thoughts on Corbyn too.

      It’s all about trying to beat the SNP & then keeping the Tories in office.

    42. scott says:

      Thought you might like a read of the reply from Farron regarding this fool.

      Thank you for your email regarding the news that the office of Alistair
      Carmichael, MP, leaked inaccurate information about a meeting held
      between Nicola Sturgeon and the French Ambassador. I am sorry it has
      taken a while to respond, but I wanted to be sure of my facts before

      The leaked document was not ‘an entirely fictitious account’, but a
      memo drafted by a civil servant in the Scotland Office.

      The Cabinet Secretary instigated an investigation into the leak which
      has now ended. The inquiry concluded:
      The investigation team interviewed the civil servant in the Scotland
      Office who produced the memo. He confirmed under questioning that he
      believed that the memo was an accurate record of the conversation that
      took place between him and the French Consul General, and highlighted
      that the memo had stated that part of the conversation between the
      French Ambassador and the First Minister might well have been “lost in
      Senior officials who have worked with him say that he is reliable and
      has no history of inaccurate reporting, impropriety or security lapses.
      The Cabinet Secretary has concluded that there is no reason to doubt
      that he recorded accurately what he thought he had heard. There is no
      evidence of any political motivation or ‘dirty tricks’.
      The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is currently
      undertaking an investigation into the matter, and it would therefore be
      inappropriate for me to make any further comments at this time.

    43. Luigi says:

      There is nothing more pathetic than a sneak who is not clever enough to be sneaky.

    44. One_Scot says:

      Is that corrupt liar still doing the rounds, I thought he was long gone.

    45. Muscleguy says:

      I’m with you Chas, need is the subject of the statement, not honesty.

    46. nodrog says:

      To be honest I am really pleased with the rumor in the press today that David Cameron is being persuaded to stay for another term. That means 10yrs of Cameron and at least 15yrs of the Tories. At least for England it does. Perhaps Scots might not think that is such a good idea? Considering he, Cameron, has been shooting policy from the hip and getting roundly trounced by the SNP on every occasion I would hope Scotland would want a different future.

    47. Ken500 says:

      Johnston (Scotsman) looking to merge with Trinity (Mirror). Pearson (Herald) sells off share of the ‘Economist’ for £1/2Billion.

    48. One_Scot says:

      According to some, Mone could be the tool that splits the union. Oh the irony.

    49. Macart says:


      Heh, oh absolutely and the title ATL is a giveaway, but the poor choice of phrasing in his reply is both ironic and apt given his own situation. 🙂

    50. EphemeralDeception says:

      Thanks Rev for posting this video Memo passed to you via a disgruntled Scottish office civil servant. My sources assure me the civil servant in question is of the utmost integrity and reliability.

      The civil servant has insisted that the video was recorded accurately before providing it to Wings. Nevertheless there may have been some translation issues within the office.

      Yours Faithfully,
      Rt. Hon. David Mundell

    51. Robert Kerr says:


      What is it about Islay that spawns such individuals?

      Don’t forget that other lump of dross and erstwhile NATO stooge.

      Islay has a small population and would be an excellent study group for a PhD thesis on that very question.

    52. Tinto Chiel says:

      Robert Kerr said, “What is it about Islay that spawns such individuals?”

      Steady on, Robert! The island also produces Bunnahabhain and Bowmore.

      Let’s not get things out of proportion. Two dough balls don’t make a meal.

    53. ronnie anderson says:

      @ Tinto Cheil Spawning takes place in fetid pools,( Westminster) not in a beautyfull Islay,

    54. Tinto Chiel says:

      And hen harriers, forgot to say, Ronnie. Islay’s got hen harriers. And choughs.

      Beautiful place indeed.

    55. Karmanaut says:

      Carmichael is big bright neon sign that says:

      “Corruption is rife, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. I’m taking your money, now fuck off.”

      It should really be the Lib Dem motto.

    56. NN says:

      The government and elite are only one step from appearing on TV while twirling their moustaches and cackling about all their evil deeds and what they can get away with. Yet the public still sit around, voting the same, never lifting their head out of the mainstream media blur. As long as they keep on the path of “boiling the frog” they can eventually get the collars on and the whips out and people will still think it’s freedom and the best things can be.

      It didn’t take evil geniuses to take over everything and manipulate the masses into serfdom. It only took people of average intelligence who paid attention to reality instead of drowing themselves in distractions and spin. This only makes it even more sad. The same people ruling over us would struggle to get a job in a local council office if you stripped them of their background.

    57. keaton says:

      I despair at those who don’t realise there’s a comma in there. It really worries me, to be honest.

      Even when the very title of the post says the clip is taken out of context. How obvious does it have to be?

    58. CamernoB Brodie says:

      Nice but dim here. Que?

    59. Iain More says:

      Butter widnae melt in his mouth!

    60. Gerry Luby says:

      I’m Carmichaels biggest fan. Honest.

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